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Year 5

Welcome to the new Year 5 class page on our new website! smiley

 

Keep checking back for updates on everything Year 5 are learning and all our fun activities!

Is summer 1 we have been learning all about the Egyptians! Our exciting topic has led in the steps of mighty Pharoahs and below ancient burial grounds. Our class text 'Secrets of a Sun King' has helped us understand how Howard Carter excavated Tutankhamun's tomb and identify some of the amazing artefacts. To support our historical understanding, we had a visit from David Cadle, the famous local history man, who taught us so much more!
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This half term in PE, we have created some fantastic dance routines, understanding balances, coordination and moving in unison. We have also been working on our team building skills, learning how to become more competitive and supporting each other. As an end of term treat, we also had a relaxing yoga session!
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This term we have been learning all about the Terrible Tudors! We have dived into history, exploring different crimes and punishments, looking at the monarchy and enjoyed our trip to the Tudor House Museum in Worcester! 
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World Book Day was ace! We all dressed up as our favourite character from history. We had a range of Tudor monarchs, vikings and some land girls! Even the teachers got involved laugh
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Stargazers

 

Our second topic for this term was Stargazers- all about space! This topic has been so much fun and we have learnt so much about the Universe and everything in it! From planets to constellations, we have explored to infinity and beyond. Our half term book ‘George’s Secret Key to the Universe’ by Stephen and Lucy Hawking has helped us distinguish between science-fiction and science-fact.

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Alchemy Island

Our first half term topic of the year was Alchemy Island.  We explored the alchemist’s riddle and used six figure grid references to plot the coordinates and find the journey on the map from the Ancient Citadel to Dragon Vine Towers.

 

We have discussed magical portals and how we can use them in fantasy stories. In reading, we have delved into The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis, which has helped the children with being creative and imaginative in their writing!

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Year 5 have also been doing a number of Science experiments. We had a special package from Alchemy Island, where we needed to compare and analyse the different samples and materials. In our experiments, we have grouped the materials based on their physical properties, looking at their solubility and understood how the materials can be separated using methods such as filtering, sieving, magnetism etc.
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The children have had great fun with Mrs Batten in PE and French. In PE, the children have been learning gymnastic sequences, including using equipment and creating balances. In French, we have been learning about the weather and what it would be like to be a weather reporter!
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Just before Christmas we had a special visit from the One World Group and a lady called Karen Argent who worked for The Letterpress Project. We read books about children refugees and the difficult journey that some families have to take. We explored feelings, thoughts and what we could do if a refugee child started in our school. To help further understand, we wrote acrostic poems that have been sent to be published on The Letterpress website!
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