Ibn Masood

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A warm welcome to Ibn Masood. Thank you for visiting our page. Two amazing terms have finished and it only gets better as we head into the final, summer term.

The spring term has been thoroughly enjoyable as well as educational, with so many activities in between! We were fortunate enough to have been invited to TIGHS for a morning full of Pie. Before you get jealous, it was the mathematical version of Pie. We also experienced a day full of laughter, amazing costumes and lots of books – World Book Day, which all of the children and staff thoroughly enjoyed and are already looking forward to next year!


The term kicked off with learning about what short stories are and being able to write one of our own. This was a fantastic opportunity to link it with what we were learning in Topic – Anglo Saxons; which allowed us to understand what life was like and how the land was split in that era. Our next topic in English was Argument and Debate; whereby we looked at the controversial issue of Fracking and the children wrote whether they though it was something that was beneficial to the community or not. Following World Book Day, we decided to write up an article as journalists about why it is such an iconic day and how the pupils and staff of Olive Blackburn found the day.

Fantasy stories was our next adventure in the term – one which was extremely enjoyable by all in Year 5. We looked at the famous tale of The Wizard of Oz and created our own version of the story! We finished the term off by looking at Classic Narrative poems whereby we studied The Lady of Shallot – we’d love to tell you what it’s about but we’ll let you read the poem and find out for yourself!


Our Maths, within this term has been ridiculously busy! We started off the term looking at angles and calculating missing angles on straight lines but took this even further by finding the missing angles in both triangles and quadrilaterals! We then focused on converting fractions, decimals and percentages – we found that the CPA approach really helped us within this topic. We finished off the half term by looking at capacity and being able to convert between l and ml and g and Kg.

In the following half term, as well as focusing on multiplication and division of whole and decimal numbers, we revisited place value but we looked at numbers up to 100,000,000!!! Our biggest test this term has been four digit multiplication by two digit numbers which we managed to conquer with the help of lots of regrouping! We then marched on to our next topic which was translation of shapes – this was an extremely fun topic which was loved by everyone in class. We finished off the term by looking at prime numbers and were able to recognise prime factors using factor trees.

R.E Super Learning Week

One of the great things about the Olive School are our Super Learning Days/Weeks and our R.E week was no different. Ibn Masood learnt about 4 major world faiths (Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism). One of the most amazing aspects, whilst learning about these faiths, was the similarity that can be linked with Islam. One of the things that we found was the similarity between the Dalai Lama (from the Buddhist faith) and an Imam and the characteristics and attributes needed to become such a high profile leader. We also learnt new things like how the Khalsa was formed, the Eight-Fold Path and the story of Durga! This was a fantastic week where we all learnt new and amazing things about different religions.

Hadeeth from Ibn Masood

Abdullah Ibn Masood reported that the Prophet (S.A.W) said, “Do not wish to be like anyone except in two cases. (The first is) A person, whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it righteously; (the second is) the one whom Allah has given wisdom (the Holy Qur’an) and he acts according to it and teaches it to others.” (Fateh-al-Bari page 177 Vol. 1)

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