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What shapes our perception?

  Key driver - Art

This term we will be looking at the painting 'Bathers at Asnieres' by Georges Seurat for inspiration.


Art - We will be focussing on emotion and creating mood and feeling in art. We will be researching the work of an artist and replicating some ideas using the techniques pointillism and balayage. 

Music - We will be looking at different composers , compostiotion, interpretation and different purposes of music .

Science - We will be experimenting and learning about solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal)  

In Science we tested materials and thier properties for a recycling centre.

In English, we made an information leaflet about a chosen venue

Bathers painting

Art 11th May We have been looking at how shade, tone and colour creates a mood. We pieced together a Monet painting as it links to Georges Seurat painting . We discussed colour , tone and decided it put us in a calm and positive mood.

Figurative language poems using the painting 'The Bathers at Asnieres'


Key Driver: Geography 


This term we will be exploring our project question through looking at the Amazon Rainforest.  We will be combining this with our class text ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell which tells the story of a group of children whose plane crashes into the Amazon Rainforest.


In geography we will be consolidating our map work skills and looking at continents and oceans.  We will also be taking a closer look at South America – in particular the Amazon rainforest and the impact of invasion and deforestation.


In history we will be using the Romans as our focus for exploring invasion and some of the factors that may cause uprisings.  We will also be looking at the changes to society between the Roman era and the Battle of Hastings.  


In science we will be looking at the life cycles of insects, birds, mammals and amphibians.  Next half term, we will learn about animal and plant reproduction as we as the changes to humans as they get older. 

We took part in an egg rolling competition, an egg decorating competition and an Easter bonnet competition

We published our own magazines this week showcasing our geography learning as well as the magazine articles we wrote in English

In PE this week, we followed a map as if we were in the rainforest. We weaved in and out of trees, crossed a swamp on a narrow bridge and jumped across stepping stones to cross a river

Our first orienteering lesson- making funny faces!

World Book Day work inspired by "The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse"

Should we accept our place in society?

Key Driver: History

Key Concepts: law, empathetic understanding, causation and consequence, interpretation, equality


This term we will be exploring our project question through looking at the Victorians. We will be combining this with reading our class text ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty to help us imagine what life would have been like as a pauper in Victorian Britain.  This will help us to understand the different roles which form a society…


In History we will be using the Victorians as our focus for exploring primary and secondary sources which we will use to encourage further enquiry about the Victorian era.


In Geography we will be looking at trade between the UK, Europe & Wider world as well as natural resources and fair/ unfair trade distribution.


In Science we will be exploring Earth and Space followed by friction and air resistance in the second half term


Cobie's fantastic leaflet about Brazil

Well done Year 5- we just earned an epic book badge for reading 50 books

Look at the mythical creatures that Nathan and Scarlett designed.

Charley's great maths work

Scarlett's super maths and an amazing piece of writing from Cian

Well done Cobie- you were the first to send us pictures of your work . Keep it up!

Have a look at Cobie's notes from the Romulus and Remus animated myth, Scarlett's Roman timeline work and Nathan's poster about living things.

Here is a super Romulus and Remus story map from Isaac

Nathan has done his Roman timeline on the computer

Cian sent lots of work in- here is some of his maths

Its beginning to look at lot like Christmas !

We enjoyed making Victorian gruel and sweet thick milk.

We enjoyed investigating the gravitational effect on different objects using force meters.

We presented our diary entries this week.

We were very excited to "receive" a letter from the DFE today asking about our thoughts on extending the school day. We worked in groups to create text maps to help learn the text

Look at some of our amazing self-portraits:

We re-capped the different types of conjunctions and when/where to use them within sentences. Using the strips of paper, we could vary the position of them within sentences.

We have had a brilliant Victorian Day today- chanting, reciting poetry, saying the Lord's Prayer, learning about Victorian money and taking part in Victorian playground games and drills. Hands were inspected regularly and people were not allowed to write with their left hand!

Geography -

To know the names and be able to locate capital cities.

We have been locating European countries on the map and naming the capital cities . We can tell you the capitals of England, Irleand, Scotland,Wales , France, Italy and Germany . 

We also linked this to our History topic of the Victorians to looking at the countries of The British Empire. 


HISTORY -To know about the key events that occurred during the Victorian period 

FHT: To select and organise historical information. 

We have been researching and making timelines . 

If anyone asks us we can tell you some fingertip knowledge about Queen Victoria and the events that happened from 1837 -1901.

Science- learning about the order of the planets in our solar system

How will 2020 be remembered?

Achievement assembly

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Achievement assembly 18th September
Look back with pride and forward with confidence