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Newsletter - Autumn 1 2017

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Welcome to Year 5/6 2017-2018.

Our team: Ms Lord, Ms Chadwick, Mrs Hankey, Miss Vose, Mrs Simmonds, Mrs Sheldon,

Mrs Wilkinson, Mrs Bartels and Mrs Nuttall.



Welcome to the Year 5/6 page. We look forward to sharing many special memories and learning experiences with you through this page.

Fabulous Floddies and much more ...


This week has been tasty and fun. We've been making food from World War II. We made potato pancakes called Floddies. They were made with potato, water, flour and lard. The potato was grated, flour was mixed in, water was added, lard was melted and the Floddies were cooked. Then, ta dah... The Floddies were made! Some of us thought they tasted GREAT, but others weren't so sure. Vegetarians used vegetable oil instead of lard. We decided to make this particular recipe because it fits in quite nicely with the rationing in World War II. Everyone was told to grow potatoes in their garden so the potatoes would be in great supply and the recipe doesn't use many ingredients at all. All three classes have had a go at this cooking class and we all agree that the lesson is definately something to remember.


In Science, our class has been making periscopes. We were given a template and instructions were shown on the board. We had to cut, fold and stick to make them. Then on the day we made them we were given mirrors to fit into them. They didn't really work because they weren't the right shape so the day after we tried with tin foil and that was worse because it got all crinkled and the image was blurry. We had a discussion and decided that the mirrors were better even if they didn't fit in our periscopes. Then we took photos with our masterpieces. However, we showed that light can reflect from mirrors and that mirrors can be used to change the direction of a light source.


In Ms Lord's literacy group we've been pretending that were are secret agents and we are in a selection process to become the next two agents to join the agency and help stop World War II. We wrote letters to Her Majesty's Secret Service, boasting and explaining why we should be picked as the next secret agents. Only two people will get through the selection and the welcome gift is a highly respected piece of equipment: an Invisible Ink Pen (the lucky pair is yet to be chosen).


By Francesca and Herbie






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Ludworth Goes Global

This week has been amazing because we've been going GLOBAL! We have been doing multiple activities that include the length that a product has travelled to its selling point. We've also been making our own graphs showing what life would be like if the world were a village of 100 people, with topics showing religion, language, population numbers and ethnicity. The classes have also been making silhouettes of famous landmarks to make the skyline of the world. There have been lots of assemblies showing fair-trade food and school life in India.


One of our teachers, Miss Thomas, actually travelled to India to help in a school affected by poverty. She went to see the differences between schools in England and India. She took lots of pictures and even went to the Taj Mahal. Now she is suggesting we donate some money to the school in India to help buy maps and other similar equipment.


We also had a lesson on world music and had to guess where the chosen music from other pupils had come from. We've really enjoyed this week because it's taught us about what's happening around the world, not just in Manchester! We're really looking forward to the next jam-packed week of GOING GLOBAL!


By Francesca and Herbie

Far flung food

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Ludworth Goes Global


This week Ludworth has gone global and we have indulged in many interesting projects. We've had so much fun! Each afternoon we have been immersed in different world themed activities.


We started by imagining that the world was a village of a hundred people, to try and understand the context of the worlds population. Did you know only 5 percent of people live in North America, this equates to three hundred and fifty-seven million people. Surprisingly sixty-one percent of people actually live in Asia-this is over half the worlds population living there. An astonishing one point three-seven-nine billion of those people are actually from, and living in, China!


We have also thought about where the food we eat comes from, how far it has travelled and whether or not it has been ethically produced and traded. We had fun creating water colour washed backgrounds for our silhouettes of global landmarks. 


We hope you have enjoyed reading about our fantastic week. This blog was made by Teddy and Millie.




Today year 5 took part in the eagle eye project. They learnt about road safety, safety in cars and how to be a safe driver. In small groups the children then constructed their own vehicle using card. Some groups were allowed to experiment with reinforcements in order to keep their car as safe as possible for the passengers.


Once created we constructed a fair test to see if any of the car would stand a crash. We quickly identified which part of the car needed reinforcements. 

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Today, year 5/6 took part in a coding session with Mrs Truelove. We designed their own on code bugs, all to do with our topic; World War II. In our previous lesson, we learnt how to code simply, but in our lesson today, we were taught more advanced skills within our learning. 


We wrote German codes on our code bugs and showed our classmates. Mrs Truelove also taught us how to download our favourite messages onto the code bug website which is Everyone enjoyed the afternoon. It was fantastic!


By Tamsin and Polly

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