International Day Update

I’m really glad to hear that you are all talking about it! It’s going to be a lovely celebration. Here are some answers to your questions and I will be back on Monday if you’d like to come and talk to me about it. Is it a festival? Well, the children will be doing activities […]

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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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Year 5 Trip to the British Museum

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 […]

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UKS2 Science

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 […]

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Year 5 Book Tasting!

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 […]

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