Year 5 Space Day

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This week, Jackson from As Creatives delivered a Space themed workshop to both Year 5 classes. Through a range of drama-based activities the children learnt all about the planets which make up our solar system. We then focused on Earth and its orbit around the sun, as well as the moon's…

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Year 5 Segregation Lesson

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Today we began our learning around Hidden Figures. The theme of the learning this term will be racism and discrimination felt in the 1960 in Southern states of America. This is a mature and emotive topic that in the past has resulted in the children producing some very emotive and mature writing.…

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Rubber Chicken Darts - Year 5

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Year 5 have been given the challenge of designing and making toy Moon Buggies for children aged 9-10. The product specification is as follows:


  • It must move using an elastic band ‘pull back’ mechanism
  • Have 4 wheel and 2 axels
  • The dimensions must not exceed an A4 piece of paper
  • Be…
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Cultural objects - Year 6

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Throughout term 1, Year 6 practised their observational skills by drawing objects and photographs of cultural objects from around the world. As well as studying them carefully, pupils also considered the cultural significance of such artefacts and discussed how they were acquired by museums for…

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Lost Thing Sculptures

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Just before the half-term holidays, Year 5 finished making their ‘Lost Thing’ abstract sculptures. The pupil’s work was inspired by Shaun Tan’s picture book ‘The Lost Thing’; their own observational drawings of natural forms and ‘not so' natural form objects and sculptures by the artists Grayson…

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Year 5 Levers

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As part of our learning about Forces in Science this term, the children needed to explore forces in action. They were tasked with making a mini mangonel (a catapult) which would fire a ping pong ball from a plastic spoon. After the first round of firing attempts, the children then needed to modify…

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Year 5 Church Visit

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This term, Year 5 have been looking at how God impacts the lives of Christians in RE and working towards answering the Big Question, 'What does it mean if God is holy and loving?' As part of this learning, we took the children down to St Peters Church to explore how God is presented in Christian…

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Year 5 Parachutes

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This term, Year 5 have been exploring different Forces, in particular gravity and air resistance. To test their learning, the children were tasked with designing a parachute with optimum air resistance, as to slow the speed of descent. They had the option to change one of three variables: canopy…

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Bushcraft - Day 3

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Please find below a selection of photos from Day 3 of our Bushcraft adventure. We hope your children enjoyed the trip and learnt lots of new skills!

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Bushcraft - Day 2

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So after a busy day in the forest the children have settled down to smores by the fire.

We began the day playing team building games and then went onto an SOS call out. The children had to practice their newly taught first aid skills when they came across a ‘plane crash’ in the wood. They…

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Bushcraft - Day 1

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After an excited and early start, Year 5 set off for their Bushcraft adventure at Penshurst Place this morning. We were greeted by our camp leaders and led to our camp. After learning some of the basics we got straight on with our first activity, building fires in our tribes. This was important as…

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Year 5 - Sir Isaac Newton’s colour wheel

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First Art blog of the year! What have year 5 been up to in their Art lessons?


Pupils in Year 5 have been learning about the artist’s colour wheel.


The modern colour-wheel is based on Sir Isaac Newton’s experimentation with light. While Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge…

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