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Y5 Spotlight - Autumn Term

Year 5 have kicked off the year with a splash! 5L and 5K have been lucky enough to have their two weeks of swimming lessons. Mr Lillie and Mr Kennedy were so impressed with how the children were happy to dive right into this part of the curriculum! Miss Ellerby’s class can’t wait to jump in, in the Spring term.

Since September, we have explored a variety of different text types. This has included persuasive adverts; to visit our very own circus, and writing a sci-fi story continuation, which was based on the planet Pandora (Avatar films). One of our favourite topics (so far!) has been Oranges in No Man’s Land. It is a tale based during the civil war in Lebanon. We have been discussing what it must be like to go through war and the feelings refugees must feel. This has allowed us to explore empathy, something we have found particularly important considering the current climate.

We have been spending a ‘whole’ lot of time on fractions recently. We are piecing it together quite nicely! If the next topic is half as good as this, we’re in for a real treat. Pushing on with Science, we have been exploring ‘Forces’. We have pulled off multiple experiments and investigations into air resistance and water resistance, as well as testing friction.We are currently discovering how materials are used in everyday life and their different purposes and uses.

Throwing ourselves into the world of the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings, we have thoroughly enjoyed exploring this fascinating period in time. The Past Presents came to deliver, what can only be described as, an event that will go down in History! The workshop enabled us to embody the historical figures and recreate events that we had learnt so much about. The year 5 staff are looking forward to the rest of the year, and the magical curriculum that awaits.