Autumn Term 2018
We are proud of our Year 5's following their confident performance during their carol service at the Woodside residential home. The residents really enjoyed listening to the carols and our pupils enjoyed talking to the residents and their impromptu Christmas party. We all did indeed discover 'The True Meaning of Christmas'
This half term we have been learning about forces. This included activities in which children found out about gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction. Children have also developed their understanding of balanced and unbalanced forces and their effects and investigated how mechanisms, like levers, pulleys and gears, help us to use smaller forces
Thinking of others
This term we have had many opportunities to think of those who are less fortunate than ourselves and those who have sacrificed so that we may enjoy our lives today. We looked at Jeans for Genes, Anti-Bullying, Parliament week, Remembrance Sunday and Children in Need. While we enjoyed all the activities we also took time to remember and give thanks for what we have.
Earth, Sun and Moon.
During this unit we learnt about our solar system, the relationship between the Earth, Sun and Moon and its impact on our life on Earth. We also thought about what causes night and day, the seasons and leap years. We explored the moon, its phases and how it orbits the Earth. We really enjoyed showing the different phases of the moon using Oreo biscuits.
In PE we have been learning to design a routine with a partner that includes synchronised balances and movements and contrasting balances and movements. We first had to design the routine on the mats and then progress to using the pieces of apparatus.
We have had great fun this half term learning about the history of graffiti and trying out different types of graffiti. We also have use stones and copper wire to create beaded trees.
Summer Term 2018
Tower Of London Visit
After learning about how crime and punishment changed throughout the ages, and learning about many, many gruesome punishments we paid a visit to the Tower of London. It was amazing. We learnt so many extra facts just by walking around and seeing real life history.
In Design and Technology we had great fun in making our clocks. We planned the design and then were given the materials. We then had to adapt our design and paint the clock face. We then had to add different parts to make sure that the clocks actually worked. We were delighted with the finished products.
Royal Wow Day
To celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle we had a WOW day.
We all dressed in red, white and blue and had a great day. We learnt all about the Royal Family and wrote about the upcoming wedding.
In the afternoon the whole school played traditional games on the field and toasted the couple with a drink and a decorated cupcake
Spring Term 2018
World Book Day
We had great fun dressing up as characters from our favourite books for World Book Day. We also completed an emoji quiz about book titles and then drew some of our own book titles using emojis.
This term we learnt about the art work of Charles Fazzino who is a 3D pop artist who specializes in cityscapes. We then had a go at making our own.
Autumn Term 2017
This term we learnt about the earth, sun and moon. We had to prove that the Sun moves around the Earth. We learnt about the phases of the moon and also about the blue moon. We also made moon landers and tried them out to see which ones landed safely. Finally our learning was topped off by our 'Wow' day which was on space.
Art and Design Technology
During this term in Art we learnt about graffiti and the history of Banksy. We drew stone age drawings under our tables, made our names into graffiti and practiced painting standing up. We then moved onto Design Technology and the making of drawstring bags. Trust us it sounds a lot easier than it actually was. Who knew that sewing was so difficult?
In PE we had to design a routine with a partner that includes synchronised balances and movements and contrasting balances and movements.Once we had performed the routine on the floor (mats) we then had to progress to using pieces of apparatus.