Years 5 and 6 visit to the Martyrs Memorial

Today, Years 5 and 6 walked with Father Chapple to the Martyrs Memorial near Williamson Park. This was to remember the forty martyrs of England and Wales who gave up their life for their faith - their feast day is celebrated tomorrow. Father Chapple led everyone in a prayerful liturgy and Father…

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Year 5 Fairtrade Banana Game

Today in year 5 we played the CAFOD Banana Game to learn about Fairtrade and how making switches in our shopping basket can help us to be better global neighbours. 
We were really shocked to learn that for a non-Fairtrade banana a banana worker gets paid less than 1p.

Year 5 are going to…

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Gravity Challenge

Year 5’s Science topic this half term is all about ‘Forces’, so we started off by doing some challenges which involved gravity such as picking up a counter off the floor without taking our heels, shoulders or head off the wall, and then we tried putting one foot, one shoulder and our head on the…

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Would you live in Sparta or Athens?


 

After researching and comparing the city states of Athens and Sparta, Year 5 held a very serious debate. Each group had to think about the language they were using in order to persuade the room which was the best place to live. It was a great activity, lots of learning and many interesting…

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Night and Day

“Today year 5 learned how the Earth spins as it orbits the sun which is how day and night works.Seasons come and go as the Earth revolves. Year 5 represented this by putting a ball down which was acting as the Earth which rotated while a torch (the sun) shone its light on the ball.” MP Year…

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Character planning in Year 5

We have been working hard planning ideas for characters. After watching ET we were given three ideas of different aliens we had to think about. As a group we described and created ideas for the alien characters. Each group roasted round and created lots of new ideas, we had a great lesson and…

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Amazing DNA

On Monday, Y5 visited the Health Innovation Campus at Lancaster University. We found out all about cells and DNA. We extracted DNA from a selection of fruits and examined the structure of a cell using biscuits! We all had a fabulous day.

 

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Viking Broad Belt Making

Year 5 have been busy planning, designing and creating Viking Broad Belts for our textiles unit. 
 
“First we had to design what we were going to do. Second we had to get tracing paper and cut out our design pattern pieces. Once we had done that we practiced our sewing by making a prototype…

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Map reading skills

We have been very busy looking at maps. Groups identified symbols on the maps and some people had a go at creating their own symbols! The class room was filled with an excitable buzz during this activity! 

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Bag Explosion

We started our new science topic today with some mini explosions. 

Some stinky cabbage water, citric acid and bicarbonate of soda had us talking about reactions, dissolving, and states of matter. 

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Bible Work in Year 5

As part of our work about 'Life Choices' we spent some time looking up Matthew 5: 6-9 and discussed how this links to who we believe the kind of person Jesus was, and how we can be more like him in everyday life. 

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