Category: year5

Year 5 – Forest & Sage

STAHS in your eyes

As the title suggests, Year 5 began the week with a visit to STAHS, taking part in a range of sessions including Science, Art, Music, Drama, English and Classics. The children absolutely loved the Disney themed day as they were tasked in each session with an activity relating to a different Disney film. In art …

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2D or Not 2D

As the title suggests, Year 5 began work on 2D shapes this week, recapping over the properties of regular and irregular shapes before discussing all the key vocabulary. We ensured we were able to explain each of the vocabulary before creating posters about the key information in a fun and engaging way. In Art this …

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You ain’t off t’ ball!

This week in English, we have started our look back at the story of Cinderella, recapping the key events before looking at some of the dated parts. We then created modern ideas to bring the fairy tale to the 21st century such as changing the Fairy Godmother to Alexa. As a class we discovered some …

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Did you know?

This week Y5 have been busy using their Victorian inventions research to write an informative leaflet. We have discovered that many Victorian inventions are still in use today for example: the public flushing toilet, light bulbs, telephones, rubber tyres, bicycles, sewing machines and the list goes on . Our leaflets include pictures, interesting information in …

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Curious Kew

This week began with the year 5 trip to Kew gardens where the children were asked to be plant scientists to discover the different parts of the flower before learning what attracts insects to pollinate them. We concluded our visit with a tour of the Temperate house and Marianne North gallery where we found inspiration …

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Red, white and Jubilee!

This week has been a whirlwind of activity! In English we have continued in our roles as reporters to write our newspaper reports about the Rainhill Trials. We have included a catchy headline, reported speech and description of this great ‘Iron Horse’ spectacular occasion! We learnt more about the rise of the railways in history …

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Rainhill Rocket

In both English and History this week, we have focussed on the marvellous invention of the steam train, beginning with the first passenger locomotive – Locomotive no.1. We learnt all about it’s creator before looking at possibly the most famous steam locomotive (Rocket). We discussed how this revolutionised the way people travelled and allowed the …

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Lowry meets Jubilee

As the title suggests, Year 5 are preparing to create their final pieces for art this term based on the theme of the Queens platinum jubilee in the style of L.S. Lowry. We have created a rough plan of the landmarks we would like our jubilee party to take place (famous landmarks of London) and …

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What an atmosphere!

In Maths this week we have been discussing different types of angles including; acute, right, obtuse and reflex. Using this knowledge the children were able to accurately estimate angles using the characteristics of each angle. Once we were secure in understanding the amount of degrees of different angles we were able to use a protractor …

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The empire strikes back

This week in History, we have begun to discuss the British empire under Victoria’s rule. First we learnt about how the empire expanded to begin with to create the commonwealth before Victoria’s reign. Then, Year 5 looked at the countries under her rule and what influences helped shape the British empire we know today. In …

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