Year 5 had a fantastic start to the new topic (Off with Her Head) with a trip to Hatfield House where they met Henry VIII and Catherine Parr. The class performed a song for the king and luckily he was impressed! As well as having so much fun, the children gained so much knowledge ready to bring back into the learning in the classroom.
WOW! What a fantastic presentation Year 5 gave! They showcased so much of what they have learnt this half term in just 30 minutes. It was so nice to be able to share their hard work with their friends and family. We had feedback from one parent who said " It was absolutely brilliant!" Well done Year 5, we are all so incredibly proud of you all.
Vanishing Venetian mask- crime scene
On Monday morning, year 5 entered the classroom to a crime scene; throughout the week they took on the role of police detectives to try and solve the mystery of the missing Venetian mask. To solve the crime they had to complete many tasks: gathering evidence, conducting interviews and writing police reports.
In Year 5, we had a Road Safety Education session. We has a Road safety presentation, which included some informative and useful video clips. After that, we put what we had learnt about the Green Cross Code into practice. Louise provided us with lots of information and things to think about to ensure we keep ourselves safe. We wanted to spread the message of Road safety so spent the afternoon creating our own posters and leaflets to help others.
During Art, we have been really concentrating on detail to ensure our sketches look realistic like the sketches of naturalist, Charles Darwin. Over just a few weeks, year 5 have really improved and they are feeling much more confident with their abilities after watching a video about Austin's butterfly. They took inspiration from Austin, who aged 6, made 6 attempts at drawing a scientific sketch of a butterfly before finally producing the most wonderful picture. You can see from the selection here that we seem to have our very own Charles Darwin's in our class.
As part of our Science topic this half term, we have been learning about reproduction in plants. We have learnt that not all plants need two parent plants to reproduce and that plants can reproduce asexually. When a plant can reproduce on it's own, it creates a plant that is genetically identical to itself. They are clones. We decided we wanted to see if we were able to clone our own plants, so set up an investigation. We will keep you posted about our progress.
Beast Creator topic launch
To begin our topic we went on a minibeast hunt around the school grounds. We used different equipment in our search for living things in our local environment. The class enjoyed taking their learning outside and were very successful at finding Mrs Boughton's least favourite creature...SPIDERS!