UKS2 Science

Years 5 and 6 have been learning about DNA. DNA is the recipe for a living thing. It determines what we look like from eye colour to height to allergies but it’s so small that we can’t see it without a microscope… unless it’s strawberry DNA and you’re in UKS2! Carefully following instructions, we mixed […]

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UKS2 Science

This week, we’ve been discussing the history of life on Earth in UKS2 Science. First, the children were asked to order nine pictures from the earliest to most recent evolved life on Earth. This prompted some excellent theorising, questioning and reasoning. The children very maturely debated in their groups, listening and reacting to each other’s […]

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Year 5 Tate Trip

On Thursday, Year 5 took a trip to the Tate Modern, where we were able to view some of the artwork that we studied last term. Some pieces of art were far larger than we imagined they would be and much more detailed, such as The Darkward Trail. Some of us were dizzy seeing the […]

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Year 5 Drawing skills

This week Year 5 have been practising how to draw using perspective. Instead of drawing objects like they were flat, we really studied the shapes and angles in front of us so that our drawings looked more realistic. We learned that a work of art does not have to use the bottom of the page […]

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UKS2 Histor-LEE

After learning that Lee was originally founded roughly 1000 years ago, we wanted to find out more about its past inhabitants. We went up to the church to look at the gravestones and find out more about the people who lived here. We came back and shared what we’d learned then discussed why a church […]

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UKS2 Science

Years 5 and 6 have been studying the effects of temperature, moisture and type of bread in regards to how mould grows. First, predictions were made using prior knowledge of mould and other fungi. Then, the experiments were meticulously planned. Each group only changed one variable, in order to keep the test fair. Some groups […]

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UKS2 Table tennis

Year 5 have been practising backhand in table tennis. After working on forehand shots for the past few weeks, we were ready to move on to backhand. We even managed to squeeze in a few games! In Year 6, we felt ready to move on to competitive doubles games using both backhand and forehand. We […]

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Remarkable writing in Year 5

Year 5 have been modelling our writing on the portal story The Time Slip Scarab (ask them to tell it to you with the actions) to create our own stories of transportation. We’ve had characters going back in time to 70s music festivals, characters being zapped into space and characters being sucked into books. Each […]

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