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 […]Read More Remarkable writing in Year 5
Years 5 and 6 began to plan and construct their final DT projects this week. The bridges must be able to hold 500g of weight at any point and must be able to stand unsupported – no mean feat when taken into account that they have to be made out of lolly sticks, dowel rods, […]Read More UKS2 DT – Construction begins!
Yesterday we took a trip to the British Museum to see the Benin exhibit, which enriched our learning about Ancient Benin. It was a fantastic opportunity to see real artefacts from the Benin Kingdom, such as the mask of Idia, the coral beads, the Benin ‘bronzes’ and the dancer mask. The children were extremely excited […]Read More Year 5 Trip to the British Museum
Wondering what board games you’ll be playing during the holidays? Worry no more – Years 5 and 6 know how to make their own! This week in Science, UKS2 investigated how to make a matching game using card, split pins, wires, a battery and a buzzer or bulb. We first devised questions and answers to […]Read More UKS2 Science
Christmas came early to Year 5 this week, as we were lucky enough to get a new delivery of exciting books for our class library. The children looked at a selection of the books, reading the synopses, identifying the genres and skimming a few pages to see the styles of writing. This helped them to […]Read More Year 5 Book Tasting!
For the past two weeks in RE, UKS2 have been learning about Mary and discussing why she was chosen to be Jesus’s mother. This week, we analysed different depictions of Mary in art and we saw that she is almost always shown wearing a hooded robe and has a halo around her head or body. […]Read More UKS2 RE
This week Years 5 and 6 have been getting their electricians certificates! Using motors, bulbs, buzzers, wires and battery cells, we experimented with how to connect working circuits, using questioning and deduction skills when it didn’t work as planned. After each circuit was physically made, we had to draw it too using the appropriate symbols […]Read More UKS2 Science
While some children have been singing in the Year 5 and 6 choir this half-term, the rest of Year 5 have been rocking out to Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi. Not only have we learned to sing the song but we’ve been playing the xylophone and glockenspiel along with it. Here they are […]Read More Year 5 Music
Years 5 and 6 were lucky enough to have a visit from a parent this week who could tell us all about what life was like growing up in Mexico. We heard stories, saw images and learned facts from the Mexican culture as well as being given snacks and real pieces of obsidian to take […]Read More UKS2 Geography – A special visitor!
In Science last week we looked at how certain dietary and lifestyle choices can affect the circulatory system. We spoke about how making healthy choices can promote a healthy mind as well as a healthy body and we spoke about the negative effects of a poor diet, smoking, drinking alcohol or taking drugs. We learned […]Read More UKS2 Science