Our class teacher is Miss Mugglestone.
Mrs Hunt and Mrs Dalgas are the TAs in Year 5
Year 5 have been enjoying our DT project on moving mechanisms. We have explored how levers, pulleys and gears make different tasks easier. We have used some construction kits to make our own.
Learning outside the classroom week
Year 5 had a wonderful time at Crabtree farm as part of outdoor learning week. We were so fortunate to be able to see the pigs and chickens at their feeding time and interact with the animals. Some of us even saw hens laying their eggs! Afterwards, we enjoyed a scavenger hunt in the woods, finding clues to solve a wildlife-themed mystery. At 11am, we joined in with the rest of the school for our 2-minute silence for Remembrance Day. Later, during our free time, we made dens, bows and arrows and charcoal paintbrushes. Some of us drew the animals, others whittled sticks and others made a fire. At the end we sat around the fire and reflected on how being in nature contributes to our mental wellbeing. What a day!
... and using the fire pit
.. and wittling sticks for projects.
Year 5 enjoyed a fantastic Viking workshop this week from Portals to the Past. We played a Viking game, had a go at a quiz, learnt about Viking weapons and burial rituals and much more!
In Year 5 we have studied the Windrush Generation for Black History Week. We learnt about the Caribbean islands and their connection to the UK through colonialism. Many people from the Caribbean fought for our country in the Second World War and we presented our research on some of these people to the rest of the class. Then, through videos and documents, we studied the voyage of the Empire Windrush. Using a list of passengers, we analysed the types of people who came to Britain on the ship in 1948 and considered their various reasons for making the journey. A variety of biographies helped us to piece together the passengers’ different expectations of their future life in Britain and what they found in reality. Finally, we considered the impact of the Windrush Generation on developing modern-day Britain as a multi-cultural country. We designed our own outfits for the Notting Hill Carnival.