Grendal - Year 5!

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This term, Year 5 have been studying the story of Beowulf within their English lessons. Drawing upon their descriptions of the monster in their writing, pupils designed and constructed Grendel’s severed head from clay.

Beware, these sculptures are grotesque and incredibly scary!

We began the…

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Beaney exhibition - Year 5

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I am really excited to share photographs of the Living with Art exhibition, currently displayed at the Beaney Museum in Canterbury. Year 5 pupils from Bridge and Patrixbourne worked with Murray from the Beaney, Mr Ablett and Mrs Allison to interpret artwork from the exhibition and to write labels;…

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Year 5 Forest School Woodland trip 2024

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Welcome back to Covert Woods Year 5! No storm in sight this time so we were free to enjoy the natural setting. 

Our first challenge was to listen to sounds around us, which can be surprisingly challenging in our busy lives. A variety of birds were around and we spotted some nests. 

We played…

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Year 5 TWISTED tales

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Last term, Year 5 enjoyed looking at Twisted Fairy tales. The children looked at a traditional tale and then wrote their own tale adding their own twist to it. The focus of learning was on building suspense and fear through the use of figurative language and leaving the story with a moral for the…

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Year 5 Forest School Term 3 2024

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This term we talked about what makes us happy, how outside makes us feel and what we are grateful for. 

The children learned about square lashings, tying sticks together to create frames, triangles, mobiles....

Week 2 was all about cooking - fire rules, finding sticks, making a fire, making…

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Living with Art - The Beaney

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Year 5 gave a warm welcome to Murray from the Canterbury Beaney this week; he came to introduce their upcoming art exhibition, Living with Art: An extraordinary collection from an ordinary home.


Along with other local schools, we have been invited to contribute to the exhibition –…

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Moon Buggies

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Year 5 have completed their Moon Buggy toys for children aged 9-10 years old.


Product specification were 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 strong and robust…
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Year 5 Pied Piper Trip

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As a hook for our Term 3 English work on Twisted Tales, today the children went to watch an alternative performance of the Pied Piper at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury. The performance was delivered entirely in a beatbox format and with modern touches throughout. The children even got to…

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Year 5 Aladdin Workshop

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Yesterday, the children of Year 5 took part in an online Aladdin Workshop, with dancers from Disney's Theatrical Teaching Department. It was interesting to learn about how a musical is put together before tackling the choreography from the opening number, 'Arabian Nights'. Following our…

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Year 5 Pig Visit 1

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On Monday, Year 5 visited the Pig at Bridge Place for the first of 3 sessions looking at seasonal gardening. This is part of their 'Adapt A School' campaign in which we have been lucky enough to be selected to work closely with their team. While we were there, the Year 5 children learnt about what…

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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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