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Y5 - Larch

Welcome to Larch Class.

The Class Teacher is Mrs Stokes.

Larch Class have settled in well to Year 5 and are working hard in all subjects.

In history the children have been learning about the impact that Black Death had on Britain. They presented their findings by creating large scale fact files.

In computing the children are learning to create their own game. So far they have planned their own ideas, created backgrounds and moving characters.

In science the children have been learning about gravity and how to measure weight and mass. They enjoyed using the Newton Meters.

We have been having fun learning our times tables this week and trying hard to beat our highest score.

Larch Class 2021/22

In our art lessons, the children have been trying to recreate some of Charles Darwin's and Ernst Haeckel's images of different creatures. They have worked hard on using their sketching skills and have created some very detailed pieces of work. Links to Articles: 3 The best interest of the child, 28 The right to an education, 31 The right to leisure, play and culture.

We visited our Forest School this week to help the children find information for their English lessons as they are writing non-chronological reports about amphibians and insects. The children really enjoyed hunting for different creatures and learning about them.

Year 5 had a visit from the Gangs and Violence team (GAV Team) to help them learn how to stay safe online. The children really enjoyed the visit and learnt a lot about how to stay safe.

Spring 2 - A Spoonful of Sugar

A lovely way to finish our Learning Quest 'A Spoonful of Sugar' with a fun Victorian Day. The children had a great time learning what school life was like for Victorian children including some of the punishments. They also tried some gruel and looked at a variety of Victorian artefacts. The children finished their day by making peg dolls and soldiers and acting out some of the job roles the children would have had in those days..

Art and Design - This half term the children have been learning about different types of textiles. They have worked hard to learn how to sew and have created some very good quality mobile phones cases.

History: We are learning all about the Victorian Era. In History we began by creating a timeline of significant events. The children really enjoyed this activity and were shocked by some of their findings.

Spring 1 -Earth and beyond Parent Quest Letter

To end our learning quest (Earth and Beyond) the children have been making delicious planet biscuits. They used different food colourings to try to recreate a planet of their choice. They really enjoyed making and eating them.

This term in Art, the children have been recreating space collages.

This term we were visited St Augustine's Church and met with Reverent Jim and Sam. We had such a lovely visit. The children listed all the talents they felt they had been blessed with, we sang songs and learnt some information about the church. Links to Article 14: Freedom of thought, belief and religion.

This term the children designed and made their own moving Moon Buggies. They learnt about all the different parts and their functions. Links to Articles 3: The best interest of the child, Article 13: Freedom of expression and Article 28: The right to an education.

Autumn 2 - 2021 Through the Portal

Year 5 Christmas Carols

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Autumn 1 2021 - Land of the Pharaohs

Science- This half term we are learning about Forces. The children have been trying to discover if the surface area of a piece of paper will affect how quickly it falls.

In our ICT lessons this week, the children practiced their times tables using Times Table Rockstars. The children really enjoy this!

In our Art and Design lessons the children have been learning how to use primary colours to create secondary colours. The children were shocked at how many different colours and tones/shades they could create.

In our Geography lessons this half term, the children have been learning how to read different types of maps and how to identify human and physical features on maps and aerial photos of Egypt. They have also been learning how to read and create up to 6-digit map references.