UKS2 DT – The finished product!

After six weeks of sewing, we finally have our finished toolbelts! After measuring their prototypes, Year 5 cut fabric to fit the correct size then made a toolbelt with pockets and straps using the running stitch, overcast stitch, backstitch and blanket stitch. Some children even decorated with embroidery. Some children are going to use theirs […]

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UKS2 Writing

In UKS2 this week we have been taking out our notepads and donning our reporter hats. After analysing real newspapers in class to spot ‘reporter language’, more members of Year 5 realised that reading non-fiction can be interesting (fun, even!) and they showed a genuine interest in reading newspapers for pleasure. “I couldn’t be more […]

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UKS2 DT

Year 5 and 6 have been very busy in DT this week. Not only did the children plan and design their toolbelts, they made prototypes out of paper too! As all good designers know, the planning process is crucial so Years 5 and 6 thought carefully about the purpose of their product, the user, how […]

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UKS2 RE

In UKS2, we have started to explore the idea of empathy and understanding other people’s perspectives. The children analysed the book Voices in the Park, which follows four characters all having similar experiences but perceiving them very differently. The book is beautifully illustrated to show each scene through a specific character’s personality. The children came […]

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UKS2 RE

After studying Hinduism for the past five weeks, Years 5 and 6 were asked to design their own board games in groups. The games were to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts of Karma (consequences to actions), Samsara (rebirth/reincarnation), and Moksha (enlightenment after breaking free of the cycle).

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UKS2 Science

What did Miss Higgit say when Miss Ramsden wouldn’t get off the seesaw? “Lever.” This week UKS2 have been learning about levers! Using a metre stick, a book and a Newton meter, the children investigated how much force was required to lift the book when the fulcrum was in different positions. Initially, the experiment tested […]

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UKS2 DT

The final DT project is starting to take shape! This week, Years 5 and 6 constructed boxes from their nets then cut windows in order to access the inside. Cam mechanisms were made from the remaining cardboard. Some children chose to do snail shapes, while others chose to make circular cams. Using rulers, measurements were […]

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UKS2 DT

After completing their prototypes, UKS2 have moved on to making their real toys. Using tools such as rulers, set squares and craft knives, Years 5 and 6 accurately measured, drew and cut out nets from cardboard, scoring gently along the folds in order to allow the creases to bend without breaking the cardboard.

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UKS2 Frog Blog

Over the past few months, Year 5 has been home to a tank of tadpoles and we have loved watching them go through metamorphosis. Now, most of them have developed into froglets and even some fully-fledged frogs who have absorbed their tails completely. Since frogs hunt for prey, they won’t be able to survive on […]

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UKS2 Science

This week’s Science lesson in UKS2 was a total drag… literally! The children learned about the force of friction. They conducted an experiment to test how much friction is produced by different materials. Using a Newton meter, the children measured the force used to drag a weighed-down plastic tray along several materials. To make sure […]

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