South Parade Baptist Church invited us to their Rewind to Easter event. We walked up to the church for a fantastic workshop all about Easter. The children got to plenty of arts and craft activities, including planting some bulbs, and re-enacted the Easter story.
As part of fairtrade fortnight the Year 5 members of global club held a fairtrade fair for the whole school! They organised it themselves (with a little help from Mrs Bailey!) where fairtrade food was tasted and some games were played. It was a huge hit across school so we would like to say a big well done and thank you to global club members. Take a look at what went on...
We had a fantastic day visiting Murton Park for a Viking day. We dressed up in the correct clothing, learned how to protect the village, farmed, ground corn and made our very own Viking clay pots. Have a look at what we got up to!
As part of our North America topic we designed our own day of the dead masks and also made smaller ones out of clay. Have a look at our work!
Our new PE scheme has been a great hit with Year 5 so far! Have a look at them completing one of the challenges called 'River Crossing' as part of our social module. The children are in teams and they must cross the river, including over the obstacles, using the hoops as stepping stones (but they may have less hoops than team members!). They cannot let any part of their body touch the water and all the team must successfully cross to the other side. It requires fantastic team work and communication!
We have started our new topic of Slam poetry in class. We are looking at poems that are designed to be performed rather than just read! We have been looking at a couple in class and practicing performing them so we had a mini slam poetry performance in class of our favourite poems so far. Watch and enjoy!
Our new topic for Computing in Autumn 2 is We are cryptographers. We will be looking all about code breaking! To get an idea of how computers communicate with each other and with servers we spent our first lesson using semaphore flags to send messages to each other. Have a look how we got on!
In Autumn 1 our science topic was Earth and Space. We learnt about the planets, the way they orbit around the sun, how sun rise & sun set happens, why we need time zones and all about the phases of the moon. Here are some pictures of what we did during this topic!
Our first Literacy topic in Year 5 is classic fiction where we have been focusing on the book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. This week we have read the chapter where the Iron Man is getting ready to face the Space-Bat-Angel-Dragon that has landed on Earth! We worked in groups to present our ideas on how the Iron Man was going to complete this impossible task and save the Earth!