A walk around Year 5
Update: 9th January 2018 - For the start of year five’s space topic, the children were lucky enough to be visited by Professor Ofer Lahav, Chair of Astronomy at the University College, London. Professor Lahav spent time with the children to share some of the wonders of our solar system, and hopefully inspired some future astronomers!
Year five took part in different practical science investigations as part of a science morning! These included, amongst other activities, separating different materials to find buried ‘treasure’!
10/10/2017: Year five ventured to Westgate gardens to take inspiration for a descriptive poem about this environment.
The children explored part of the park, making notes on what they could see, hear, smell and feel whilst there. Some excellent ideas were gathered, and we look forward to the creativity that will be shown as pupils write their poems this week!
25th September 2017 - We're off to Kingswood
On Friday 22nd Sept our Year 5's ventured forth to Kingswood for the weekend, returning exhausted (but still as enthusiastic as ever) on Sunday afternoon. An excerpt from the Kingswood.co.uk website best describes this wonderful experience:
By taking pupils out of a formal classroom environment and into fun and exhilarating experiences focused on challenge and adventure, we encourage whole classes to bond and be captivated, the shyest to shine as leaders and the unmotivated to become the most enthusiastic about developing a new skill.
Click this link to watch a short video of our trip to Kingswood: An exciting adventure to Kingswood
As part of our learning into the murder of Thomas Becket we visited Canterbury Cathedral. Whilst there we studied some of the magnificent stained glass windows, and used this as inspiration for our learning in DT.
The children designed and created their own stained glass windows from card. Below you can see how they are brightening up year five classrooms so please make sure you come to see them when picking up your child!
Children loved the opportunity given to dress in costumes representative of that particular time in history and to indulge in role play to fully appreciate the circumstances surrounding Thomas Becket's murder.