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Welcome to 5R, I am Mr Rippon and I will be working hard so that all the pupils can reach their potential. I am joined by fabulous Mrs Martin, who is extremely organised and dedicated to help every single child. I will be making the curriculum as exciting as possible using cross-curricular links where possible.  This year we are looking the topics of Coal Mining, Europe and War & Peace.
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Water Resistance


We looked at water resistance, by looking at streamlining. We dropped play-doh of various different shapes into a water filled measuring cylinder to which would fall to the bottom the quickest.

Food Tasting


On Tuesday 7th November, we joined forces with the 5H to food taste. We looked at food from countries all over Europe, some tasty and some not so tasty, Then children had to try and decide where the food originated from. 


On Tuesday 17th October, Our class along with 5H visited Beamish to finish our topic on coal mining. The trip included going down the coal mine, visiting the farm, school and not forgetting the sweet shop.


Maths Probability 

During outdoor learning week, we looked at probability where we looked at the most likely number after rolling a dice twice.

Holes Drama


We have been reading Holes and are 7 chapters. The latest chapter was complex as it included a flashback, so the children worked in groups of 6-7 to act out the chapter. This really developed their understanding of the chapter.

That History Bloke

On Monday 25th September, that history bloke visited year 5 to talk about our topic of coal mining. He brought a variety of different artefacts such as: helmets, shovel, stephenson lamp and a pickaxe. In addition, the children looked at coal mining in the local area and all the roles within a mine. 

Friction Experiment

In science, all the pupils created their own experiment looking at friction to see which shoes had the best grip.

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Stephenson & Davy Lamp

To start our coal mining topic, we compared the Stephenson lamp and Davy lamp drawing them with chalk .