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Welcome to Year 5

 

 

 

Warblers

 

Mr Sharpley

 

 

 

Sparrows

 

Miss Brooks

 

 

 

Starlings 

 

Miss Scrivens

 

 

 

 

We are learning... 

 

Please click here to see what we are learning about in Year 5 during Spring 2 

Please click here to see what we are learning about in Year 5 during Autumn 2 

 


 

2020 - 2021  

Year 5 Summer Term

We have had such a fantastic half term and we really want to share some of the amazing things we have been exploring and creating.

 

In our Science topic we were learning about Earth and Space , which we were all really excited about and quite rightly so! Across Year 5, the children had many insightful and thought provoking questions which they asked during our enquiries and many chose to carry on with their learning at home by researching planets and space science! We have really enjoyed the enthusiasm which the children brought when learning about astronauts and what happens at the space station, zero gravity and the Apollo 13. 

 

We have been thinking about whether it is better to express religion through charity and generosity or arts and architecture, with a focus on Islamic Art. Islamic art is very bright, colourful and has many intricate but repeating pattern designs. The children used these to inspire and create their own Islamic art using printing. They carefully designed their print, tested it using 2 different methods and then decided which they would like to use for their final piece. 

                                                                 

 

Our class story 'Holes' by Louis Sachar has been a magnificent fiction story which has probed many questions and provoked much discussion. The children really enjoyed discussing, debating and writing their narratives linked to the desert and their balanced argument based on whether children should be sent to Camp Green Lake or not.