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Y5 Blog 2020/2021

Trashion in action: the second of our hands on fashion designing with live models!

Welcome Back!

World Book Day - the children came into school dressed as a word or an idiom.

In Science, the children were given an enquiry question and a range of equipment. They had to decide on their independent variables as well as a dependent variable while ensuring certain variables remained controlled. They proved to be a budding group of junior scientists.

Golden Value followers. Well done 👏👏👏

Covid Posters

Boat Races. The children have been designing/creating their own boats to investigate the effects of water resistance.

Geography - to complete the lesson on counties the children had to work in groups and label their map correctly with what they'd learnt from the lesson..

Computing & Art - Christmas design cards

In Science the children have been making parachutes to investigate the effects of air resistance.

The gang on Children in Need day as sporting heroes.

Computing - Poppy Art

A Kindness Award, a Ready to Learn Award and 5 Pen Licences - a good week in Y5!

We have been writing non-chronological reports in English, linking them with our Science topic. The children wrote about Galileo Galilei; the two finest examples were awarded a chocolate hero for being writing heroes! Here are our winners!

In Design and Technology, we are going to be building a shelter so we had a hands on session trying to build strong simple structures that could hold a book. One group created an incredibly strong structure by rolling up pieces of newspaper into tubes displaying innovative thinking, engineering skills and teamwork.

In Geography we have been learning about counties - what they are and why we have them. We located all the counties in England using our map skills and placed them onto a blank map.

Two Pen Licence recipients - well done!

Pen Licences

Wellbeing Day - We wrote prayers and illustrated them, made doodle sketch books and filled them with our worries - turning them into cartoon monsters as well as making slime. The latter didn't work as well as hoped but much fun was had in trying - lots of sticky fingers!

Prayers and Reflection

Completed Egyptian Art Work

Golden Awards

The day the world became an orange! In Science, we learned about the seasons and how they occur due to the tilt of the Earth on its axis. We got practical and created our own model of the Earth with the Equator, North and South Poles labelled as well as the UK and New Zealand. We saw, using a torch as the Sun, how the light shone differently on different parts of the Earth as it rotated. The part of the Earth that was tilted towards the sun was experiencing summer as the Sun's heat and light was directly hitting the Earth, while the other side of the world was in winter because it was tilted away from the Sun so didn't get as much light or heat hitting it.

Egyptian Art: Backgrounds

Art - painting backgrounds

A Kindness Golden Award and a Pen Licence - well done!

Golden Value Stars

Learning about the phases of the moon with oreos!

Golden Value winners this week. Well done!


This week’s Golden Award winners and Pen Licence recipients. Well done to you all.

Our Harvest Display

Golden Value Award winners as well as a Pen Licence. Congratulations!

The children have been learning about the process of mummification by acting it out. It's safe to say that they thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

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A quick warm up before a competitive game of Matball! The children all worked well together in their teams.

Pen Licences and Friday Golden Value Awards

A headteacher’s Award. These are extremely rare, so a huge well done to this young man for his extended writing. #proudteacher

Our classroom became a wabet today filled with trainee embalmers and five mummies. They washed and stuffed and oiled and wrapped as well as removing vital organs with a knife and brains with a hook through the nose. I can assure you that no children were hurt in the process and all will be going home unscathed this afternoon!

The big mummy reveal...

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History: A Drought - The River Nile is in danger - the children had to act out a role to help persuade the Pharaoh’s Vizier to pass a desperate message on, so that action could be taken to replenish the diminishing water levels. The debate became quite heated!! Some excellent points and arguments were heard.

First Pen Licences handed out.

Our two fabulous role models. Ready, respectful, kind and safe. Well done.

The planets - choosing fruits to represent planets and then putting them in the right order.....the children learnt that our playing field was nowhere near big enough to be able to distance them apart properly.

We turned the Planets and Sun into fruits and made a scale sized model of the Solar System with the correct spacing between each planet.

RE - The Kingdom of God - the children were taught about how we all fit together to make one big family and reflected on how each of our roles matter.

Back to school. The children kicked off the new term with a comprehension on the Solar System - our first Science topic.

We looked at how views of the Earth’s shape have changed over time based upon scientific evidence. The children read different evidence cards in groups, discussing and sorting the evidence between that which supports the idea that the Earth is flat and the evidence that supports the idea that the Earth is a sphere. We then talked about how scientific ideas change when new evidence is found.

1st Awards of the year.

The first Golden Rules Awards were given out on Friday as well as two Pen Licences. Well done!