Welcome to Year 5 2020-21!
Green 1: Mrs Dart and Mrs Turner
Teaching assistant: Mrs Carter
Green 2: Mr Burnip
Teaching assistant: Miss Purnell
In science, we have continued to investigate all things space related, and this week discovered the reasons why we have night and day time. The children carried out experiments using torches and globes and even became the Earth themselves, rotating around the classroom to help them understand the concept of day and night. We then produced our own scientific diagrams and explanations to show our understanding.
We were lucky enough to do alternative sports. The alternative sport we got to do this week was archery but using a cross bow which all the children enjoyed.
Learning this week!
These last few week in literacy, the children have been studying a narrative poem - The Jabberwocky. Last week, the children began to write their own poem in the style of Lewis Carol's Jabberwocky. This week the children rehearsed and preformed their versions for the class to enjoy
We've had another fab week in Year 5 and have carried on exploring the ancient Greeks! In history, we explored what we could discover from investigating archeological sites; it turns out it's a lot! We learnt about the Greek's love of culture from the colossal amphitheaters they built and the huge importance religion played in their lives from the sacred temples they constructed in every town. We then turned into tour guides and created our own tours of the tourist attractions that intrigued us the most. Take a look at some of the pictures of us presenting our tours.
In science, we began our new unit by investigating spherical bodies and the different theories scientists and civilizations have held throughout history. We're excited to learn more about space and the fascinating universe we are part of.
This week we've delved deeper into our topic ‘It’s all Greek to me’. We've begun to learn about the Ancient Greeks and started by thinking about who exactly were the Ancient Greeks. We used timelines to place this period into history and compared it to other time periods that we knew about. We then turned into researchers to find out more about the two city states of Athens and Sparta. We discovered they had completely different ways of life; they had their own laws, money, rulers and were in fact rivals. We're looking forward to finding out even more next week!
This week, Green One and Green Two had a fantastic half day at forest school. We spent time exploring the forest school area with a senses scavenger hunt, designed our own nature inventions and created mythical creatures from the natural materials we could find! Check out some of the pictures from our day below. It was great to see the children outside and loving the natural environment, smiles on their faces and mud on their hands...
This week we kicked off our new topic with a bang with our Ancient Greek Stunning Starter. We turned back time and were greeted at the classroom doors by our teachers in togas, ready for a day of fun and discovery. We started the morning by being challenged to create our own togas out of toilet rolls; there were some rather interesting designs indeed! Next it was on to loral making which we would later on present at our Olympic games ceremony. Throughout the day we learnt about about lots of different ways of life during the Ancient Greek period including food, ancient buildings, past times and dress. In the afternoon, our sporting skills were put to test with our very own Olympic games. The day culminated in a Greek feast where we were able to try some typical greek delicacies - yum yum! We now can't wait to learn more about this exciting time period!
Please see below for previous years information and picture
Welcome to Year 5 2019 - 2020!
Class Teacher: Mr Burnip
Class Teacher: Mrs Briars-Delve
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Vellacott/Mrs Boud
Trip to the Royal Cornwall Museum
Year five had a fabulous time at Truro Museum where they got to create their own tile pot in the style of an Ancient Greek design. This was then decorated by scratching the clay with their chosen design. In addition to making a tile pot, the children had access to the museum without members of the public; therefore, they had the freedom to explore the museum at their leisure and to look at the various artefacts ranging from a mummified foot to a stuffed seal and especially the ancient Greek section. Everyone was extremely tired after a fun day of activities but would definitely do it again. Take a look at our pictures below:
WOW! The Year 5’s were spectacular at the summer fair, selling all their products in a record breaking time. The marvellous keyrings, fantastic galaxy slime and fabulous fantastic flapjacks were extremely popular with all children, staff and parents. On top of this the Year 5 made a humongous profit of £150. A huge well done Year 5.
In Year 5 we looked at Jo Roxton’s website and a mini video on the damage plastic is doing to our ocean and marine life. The children found some of the images very moving as they depicted scene of animals in distress – all due to plastic littering their habitat.
We spent the rest of the morning looking at why plastic is clogging up our seas and what we can do about it – focusing on the 4 R’s.
The children then looked at an ocean poem from which they then created their own; including reasons why the plastic is there, to how we can help prevent it.
On Friday 24th May 2019, Year 5 delivered their presentations to our 2 dragons: Governor Keith and Jodine Boothby. Jodine was invited to be a judge this year as she is a local entrepreneur who has had first hand experience of delivering a product idea to investors (and hearing the same 'no' over and over again). She went on to invent the Gummee Glove which is an international selling product.
The children pitched their product ideas to the judges informing them of the materials needed, costs (net and gross), product slogan and a persuasive argument to entice the judges to invest in their product.
After careful deliberation from our judges, they informed the children that the 3 products chosen to be made for the Summer Fair are: Fabulous Fantastic Flapjack
The Marvellous Keyring
Fantastic Galaxy Slime
We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday 15th June 2019 where our outstanding products will be available for you to purchase!
Looking smart and professional, Year 5 arrived at school on Tuesday brimming with ideas and pitches for our business project - they had clearly been busy over the Easter break devising original and profitable ideas for products to sell at this year’s summer fair. They were immediately thrust into the world of work considering the value of different jobs and whether or not they felt that the average salaries received was reflective of the job being completed. Year 5 decided that all jobs are of equal worth as they all contribute to a successful society. Year 5 then went on to play a business game where they had to collect as many counters as possible to raise a profit by manufacturing, trading and selling stock. The children soon learned about fluctuating prices and the importance of negotiating prices.
Year 5 culminated their topic by re-enacting ‘The Great Fire of London’ by creating their own mini Stuart houses, thatching them and the setting them alight. The children watched how quickly the fire spread from building to building and also tried to quell the blaze but found how difficult this would have been back in the 1600’s.
Year 5 had alternative sports which was fencing and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. During the time the children learnt to attack and defend as well as referee a game between their peers.
Stunning Starter - Bubonic Blaze
Year 5 children came into school dressed as a Londoner from the 17th century. Throughout the day they learnt and discussed the events of ‘The Great Plague of 1665’. The children were extremely shocked to find out that the plague killed half of all Londoners in the space of 18 months – perhaps 40,000 people. During the morning, they learnt about songs and their meanings and symbolism, baked 17th century cakes and explored remedies and cures for the plague. In the afternoon, the children then learnt about ‘Plague Doctors’ and created their own distinctive masks to keep foul plague air away.
Year 5 enjoyed their fantastic finish at the fabulous PRIMRAF theatre. Here they were able to perform their adaptation of our class story, 'Mined' from this term. The children worked in small groups to turn a paragraph of the story into a production, creating and sorting their own: lines, props and costumes. The children all performed brilliantly, remembering their lines and projecting their voices.
Here are some photographs from their performance.
On Friday 2nd November, Year 5 children embarked on a long journey to Geevor Tin Mine as a marvellous middle to their fantastic topic Pasties and Piskies. The day before, children had made traditional pasties which could be their lunch for the next day’s trip. The children were split into their 2 classes during the day in order to complete all the activities. These included looking inside the mill and seeing how shaker plates shook away the sand from the milled tin; panning for gems; discovering old techniques for breaking down rocks – the job of the bal maiden and finally venturing into an old mine. Whilst inside the mine, children were able to experience the cramped, awkward conditions the miners had to deal with many years ago. As you can see from the photos taken on the day, the children had a lovely time learning and experiencing life as a Cornish tin miner!
Piskies and pasties
This term has begun with our exciting new topic ‘Piskies and Pasties’ which will see the children explore myth and legends of Cornwall as well as its rich heritage.
Year 5’s stunning start consisted of learning and acting four famous Cornish myths and legends: The Pisky led boy, Cormoran the Giant, Bolister the giant and The Pisky Thresher.
The children also had the opportunity to create their own Cornish Piskey, created from a cork and felt, and finally created their own giant in the forest school area.
2017 - 2018
Carnyorth Residential Trip
The Carnyorth residential was thoroughly enjoyed by all and was a huge success again. On the first day, the journey to St Michael’s Mount was swift and relaxed. Upon arriving, the children enjoyed the playpark and were soon playing merrily with each other despite the overcast weather. We soon made our way down to the beach to enjoy our lunch and played a range of beach activates to burn off some energy. Upon arriving at the centre, the children were soon settled in and in the evening we went to explore the arsenic mines which led to some stunning views and excellent games - a perfect way to end the day.
Thursday morning brought glorious sunshine but a cold wind. The children had the opportunity to build their own boat (a coracle) which they would later sail on a moorland pool. This was the highlight of the trip which saw the children having the chance to play in the water and sail in kayaks, cones and their coracles. Mysteriously, Mr Burnip ended up in the water; he was adamant that he had been pushed by an unknown culprit. The children thoroughly enjoyed this time in the water with many exclaiming it was amazing and expressed that not many people could claim to have made their own boat and sailed it in the same day.
Friday brought more beautiful sunshine but a cold breeze; however, this was ideal for the activities which were climbing and archery. These activities encouraged bonding as the children supported each other and fostered an individual drive to improve and persevere. All the children would agree they had a fantastic time and enjoyed every minute of it.
Enrichment at School
Whilst half of the year group enjoyed a residential at Carnyorth, the other half of Year 5 took part in a range of enrichment activities.
On Wednesday, we had an amazing time zorbing with the staff from Go Active. Most of us had never tried this sport before and after a slightly cautious start we soon realised that it was great fun. Games such as 'last man standing', 'bulldog' and a range of relay races which involved running rolling and bouncing in the zorbs provided much laughter!
On Thursday, we became computer programmers designing our own computer games on Scratch. We managed to create games where our sprites could be directed around a track, could catch fire if they veered off the track, had sound effects and congratulations messages when levels were completed. The skill level and perseverance, of Year 5 were impressive as they debugged their programmes so that they worked smoothly. In the afternoon, Year 4 came to trial our games and they were very impressed.
Our final day of enrichment activities, focused on cooking. Each group of children were given a recipe and the ingredients they were needed and were left to cook independently. With only some slight disasters (salt instead of sugar for example), the children had cooked mini quiche, cookies, flapjack and chocolate cake. In the afternoon, we walked to Kelly Bray park where we played in the sunshine until our hearts were content and enjoyed the snacks that the children cooked earlier. Luckily, earlier mistakes were remedied and they all tasted delicious!
Year 5 have had a brilliant time during sports week. We have enjoyed taking part in zorbing, tri- golf, cross bow and nerf war. Experiencing these new sports allowed us develop new skills, perseverance and resilience. Green 1 and Green 2 worked well in teams, supporting and encouraging each other like true sportspeople. We also enjoyed cooking a range of healthy snacks. some tasted more delicious than others! We made strawberry pancakes, smoothie ice-creams and sweet spinach muffins.
Our Year 5 Company - Dream Big
The Year 5 company ‘Dream Big’ are busily preparing for the summer fair after the Dragon’s Den selected their three products which will be sold. The children are in the process of manufacturing ‘Perfect Personalised Plaques’, ‘Fantastic Fudge’ and ‘Paracord Bracelets’. Take a look at teh links below to hear the jingles they have made to advertise their products and look out for their posters around school. Dream Big looking forward to seeing you at the summer fair on Saturday.
Canopy Chaos Fund-raising total...
We have finally totalled up the amount of money that Year 5 raised during their previous topic ‘Canopy Chaos’. The children learned all about life in the rainforest including the human impact on indigenous tribes, animals and their habitats. Consequently, the children were determined to make a positive difference and set about organising many different fund-raising events. In total, the children in Year 5 raised an astonishing £432.72 to split between their three chosen charities – Cool Earth, Rainforest Concern and WWF. Thank you for all of your support. We are now waiting to hear back from these charities to see when they can be presented with the cheques. Amazing team work Year 5.
Some children in Year 5 took part in a sugar workshop this week to become ‘Sugar Ambassadors’ as part of the Sugar Smart campaign. The aim of this workshop was to train some of our students so that they can spread information about the amount of sugar in food and drink we consume and provide top tips on how we can reduce the amount of sugar we eat. Did you know that to burn off the energy in one soft drink, you’d need to walk around Wembley Stadium 6 times!
Battle of the Books – Green 1
In Green 1, we are enjoying reading our ‘Battle of the Books title’ The Polar Bear Explores’ Club written by Alex Bell since it is an adventurous and creative book. The main character Stella Starflake Pearl – a snow orphan – is a determined and courageous young girl who has a dream to break gender barriers and become an explorer. At the moment, Stella is struggling to persuade her adoptive father to let her accompany him on his latest trek and is battling against her Aunt Agatha who wants to send her to a posh finishing school for young ladies.
Times Table Rock Stars
Thank you for the wonder effort made transforming Year 5 into rock stars. The children had a fantastic time kicking off ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ which is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables. Yesterday, high quality maths discussions could be heard across the school as our pupils completed a variety of engaging times table related activities: treasure hunts, puzzles, investigations and even making their own times table rock music videos. All children spent time on the laptops logging into the website so that they became familiar with the platform.
Dragon's Den Stunning Starter
Looking smart and professional, Year 5 arrived at school on Monday brimming with ideas and pitches for our business project - they had clearly been busy over the Easter break devising original and profitable ideas for products to sell at this year’s summer fair. They were immediately thrust into the world of work considering the value of different jobs and whether or not they felt that the average salaries received was reflective of the job being completed. Year 5 decided that all jobs are of equal worth as they all contribute to a successful society. Year 5 then went on to play a business game where they had to collect as many counters as possible to raise a profit by manufacturing, trading and selling stock. The children soon learned about fluctuating prices and the importance of negotiating prices. We have now formed our business and the children decided upon a company name. So watch out for updates from our new school company ‘Dream Big’.
International Women's Day
During equality and diversity day, we explored gender stereotypes discussing traditional views of roles for men and women. We were shocked when we read ‘Tips for looking after your husband’ published in 1950 and it made us realise how many opportunities women now have and the importance of gender equality. In Year 5, we voted on our top 5 words which expressed our view of women: independent, passionate, loyal, curious and ambitious.
Green 1 celebrated International Women’s Day by exploring the role of Rosalind Franklin, a British scientist who made contributions to the understanding of the molecular structures, most notably of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Franklin produced an x-ray photograph that allowed two other researchers, James Watson and Francis Crick to work out the 3D structure of DNA. The structure of DNA was found to be a double helix. In 1962 Crick and Watson, along with Wilkins, received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery. Rosalind Franklin had died four years earlier and her pivotal contribution wasn't acknowledged until much later.
St Piran's Day
Year 5 celebrated St. Piran’s day by exploring Cornish mythology. There is much traditional folklore in Cornwall, often tales of giants, mermaids, Bucca, piskies or the 'pobel vean'. We focused on the legend of St. Tue and the Giants which tells the tale of the formation of the Cheese Wring, Liskeard. We unpicked the tale through drama and created our own comic strips. Some of us imagined that we were the intimidating giant Uther and wrote from his viewpoint whereas others explored the thoughts and feelings of courageous St. Tue. We then created art of giant rock formations.
Year 5 held a brilliant Canopy Café as their marvellous middle to begin raising money for their chosen rainforest charities: WWF, Rainforest Concern and Cool Earth. The children cooked all of the delicious treats that they were selling and ensured that all of the ingredients that they used were Fairtrade. The children felt that this was important after learning that with Fairtrade we have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices we can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves. After a successful afternoon, the children made a profit of £60. This is just the start of their fundraising campaign as they are determined to raise enough money to adopt three rainforest animals for a year, sponsor an acre of rainforest and donate to Cool Earth. Watch out for more events coming soon!
Canopy Chaos - Stunning Starter
This term, the children have decided to learn about rainforests. On Tuesday, they set about learning about indigenous tribes who live in and off the rainforest. They explored the One of the tribes wrote a letter to Year 5 so we were able to use the information to compare Akra’s life to your own. It certainly was very different! We then set about becoming members of her tribe: exploring tribal dress, symbols and food. We used face paint on one another to explore tribal patterns and symbols and created head dresses to try to look authentic We went to the forest school area to build homes out of natural resources with many of us building them upon stilts or in trees to avoid flooding. When we came back in we cooked chicken and rice inside banana leaves and sampled some of the rainforests' most nutritious food: buffalo worms, meal-worms, crickets and grasshoppers. Some of us thought they were delicious and even managed to convince our parents to come in and sample some! Unfortunately, when we went back to our homes, they had been destroyed by loggers. Deforestation was awful to witness and the impact unbearable.
As I am sure you are well aware, Callington Primary School has built a reputation within the local community for having outstanding young performers. As Christmas approached, Year 5 were in demand! They attended numerous events in and around Callington to spread some of their Christmas spirit. They performed for the Evergreen Club and the U3A at the Town Hall sining a mixture of traditional hymns and contemporary festive tunes. The audience were impressed with their tuneful singing, lively spirit and fantastic manner. Year 5 represented the school brilliantly.
Many Year 5 children attended a concert at St Mary's Church where the children sang with the Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir. The children dazzled the audience with their enthusiasm and Christmas spirit. They all loved performing with a professional choir and it certainly was a memorable experience for all involved, including the audience who participated brilliantly. The children loved seeing so many family members in the audience.
As Year 5's marvellous middle, they split into groups to design and run 20 minute activities about the significance of remembrance day for the whole school to participate in and learn more about the importance of poppies and the two minutes silence. Year 5 were incredibly well organised, spoke confidently and engaged the other children brilliantly. Years 1-6 all enjoyed their activities and went away with a greater understanding of the importance of Remembrance Day.
Year 5 have led remembrance activities at Callington Primary School this years and provided the rest of the pupils an opportunity to think about the impact of the war and to explore why remembrance has become part of national life in the UK and other countries.
Year 5 pupils worked in groups to write sections of an assembly script to cover why we remember World War One and how that remembrance is marked, for example by Remembrance Sunday events in November, the two-minute silence, war memorials and poppy-wearing. Their fantastic assembly encouraged the whole school to think about the experiences of the men, women and children who lived through World War One and later conflicts. Year 5 encouraged all pupils to consider how learning about past wars can shape our attitude to present conflicts and achieving peace. They recited 'Flanders' Field' and sang 'The Call' which proved very thought provoking.
Callington War Memorial
On Tuesday, Year 5 walked down to Callington War Memorial outside of St. Mary Church. This trip proved poignant as each child was given information about the life of one of the soldiers remembered on the war memorial, so they could learn a little more about their life before they went to fight in WW1. The children were appreciative of the sacrifice that these men from their town had made. Once back at school, the children analysed the poem 'The Fallen' by Robert Laurence Binyon and they created some artwork in their honour. Take a look below....
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Year 5 explored stranger danger online and discussed who they befriend online. We discovered that many of the children in Year 5 are 'friends' with people online who they don't know in real life. We discussed the associated risks and how they should be minimised. Many of the children were keen to go home and look through their friends lists on games and social media and ensure that they edit them so that they keep themselves safe online.
Forest School provided Year 5 with the opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences. This half term, we focused on developing positive relationships with ourselves and other people through team building activities which required clear communication and trench building. The children also worked together to cook Trench Stew on the fire and enjoyed a strongly brewed cup of tea and dried biscuit - opinions on the taste of these wartime luxuries varied significantly! Some of the children thought it tasted disgusting whilst others had six cup fulls! The children then enjoyed some free-time play.
EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY DAY - Exploring Race
We read a story called ‘Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt’. We learned how people were treated differently because of their race; Clara had been taken from her family to be used as a slave. As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in her scrap bag to make a map of the land--a freedom quilt--that no master will ever suspect.
Take a look at our freedom quilts where we have explored Clara’s feelings and virtues as she fought for freedom and equality.
Also, we looked at how attitudes towards different races changed over time and predicted what we thought would have changed over the next 100 years. We were surprised by how much segregation existed. We explored the role that Rosa Parks who is recognised as the “mother of the modern day civil rights movement” in America. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white male passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, December 1, 1955, triggered a wave of protest December 5, 1955 that reverberated throughout the United States. Her quiet courageous act changed America, its view of black people and redirected the course of history.
Yesterday, Year 5 had alternative sports where they played Tchoukball. The children had fun developing core skills and working together as a team. Take a look below...
Green 1 Class Assembly
On Friday 6th October, Green 1 shared their learning journey so far this year with the rest of the school, family and friends. The audience were excited to see the dance the children had choreographed, exploring daily life and emotions of soldiers in WW1. The children also shared some of their poetry where they used their inference skills as well as new vocabulary we had been exploring. Within the assembly, the children sang two songs. If you would like to take a listen, please take a listen using the links below.
A Long Way to Tipperary --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsynSgeo_Uo
Peace like a River --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2R4D6qhaD8
Treacherous Trenches - Stunning Starter
We started our topic with the news that Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria had been assassinated. Shocked by the events, we were determined to investigate the culprits and their motives. The Archduke Franz Ferdinand was heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. He was inspecting the army in Sarajevo with his wife Sophie. Seven young Bosnian Serbs planned to assassinate Franz Ferdinand as he drove along the main road in Sarajevo, the Appel Quay. The first conspirator who tried to kill Franz Ferdinand threw a bomb at his car. He missed and was arrested. Unfortunately, the car stopped in front of Gavrilo Princip, one of the conspirators, who was on his way home thinking he had failed. Princip pulled out a gun and shot at Franz Ferdinand, hitting him in the jugular vein. There was a tussle, during which Princip shot and killed Sophie. By 11.30am, Franz Ferdinand had bled to death. We then looked at the response by leaders around the rest of the World.
Forest school for both classes is on Wednesday (18th). Please bring all-weather clothing, spare shoes and a plastic bag to take dirty shoes home in.
Today we travelled to Bodmin jail and were able to see the cells in which many prisoners were held and hear about the many uses the jail has had since it opened in 1779.Did you know the crown jewels were held in Bodmin jail during the World War 1 and over 20,000 people once came to the jail just to see two men hung! The children learnt many wonderful facts throughout the day and despite some of the stories being very gruesome, the children really enjoyed being able to walk where the prisoners had once walked and listen to the guide who could tell them more about the history of the building and its future - Look out for major developments in 2019!
E-safety day February 2017
During E-safety day, we watched and discussed the new reosureces from Ceop called 'Play, Like, Share'.
Play Like Share follows the adventures of Sam, Ellie and Alfie as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help, they need to use it wisely and safely. We learnt how to stay safe online and in particular how to spot the early signs of manipulative, pressurising and threatening behaviour by people we might meet online. We also discussed what to do if we did have any concerns.
Please watch the videos at home and join with us as we all learn how to stay safe online.
World Book Day 2017
During World Book day, the children in Year 5 focused on the author Michael Morpurgo.
We listened to an interview about Michael’s life and found out that he has written over 120 books!
The rest of the morning was spent listening to, making inferences about and finding out about the characters in the short story ‘Silver Ghost’.
Who is the Silver ghost? Who caused the fire?
We created clay models of the main character Nathaniel Bickford and wrote down everything we has learnt about him in the text.
After we had heard most of the story, we made our own predictions about who we thought has started the fire…we won’t spoil it for you but a lot of the children guessed correctly!
The story did leave us with a few questions though. Who was the silver ghost? How did the petrol get on his leg? Why did the old man speak to him?
In the afternoon, we went outside with our buddies and did some extreme reading on the adventure playground and outdoor classroom.
Remember..keep reading and bring in your reading record - what reading karate band will you achieve next?
On the morning of Wednesday 23rd February, Miss Wells was shocked to discover her classroom destroyed and the beloved stick insects were GONE!!! Who would take them? Why have they taken them?
The children spent the morning being detectives as they learnt how to explore a crime scene without removing or damaging any evidence. They wore forensic suits and took pictures of any evidence they saw in the room. They also drew the crime scene to help them see the journey of the criminal through the crime scene.
The children’s personal details were given to the police including finger prints and DNA samples in the form of a cotton wool bud swab and a hair sample. Pictures were taken of each child for the police file.
Miss Balsdon led the children in a walkie talkie exercise and the children learnt the police alphabet so that they could send important information quickly and efficiently without an errors in the messages.
The children have gathered a lot of evidence which will help them solve the crime. Watch this space to find out more as our investigations continue…
On Monday we had our E-safety day. In Year 5 we used the 'Thinkyouknow' resource and videos called "Play, Like, Share". In the videos we met serval characters who taught us how to stay safe online especially when thinking about uploading videos online, commenting on other people's post and pictures and knowing when it is okay to share information or pictures and when it is not.
We used role play, scenarios and lots of dicussions to help us learn how to stay safe.
Remember think before your click, think before you post, think before you share!
See our E-safety page for more information!
Royalty and Revolution!
We began the New Year and new topic with a very royal event - the Coronation of Queen Victoria. First, we (well those who were deemed rich enough) created crowns whilst the poor spent their time creating handkerchiefs and flags to wave. Once we were ready, we gathered ready to greet the princess. She arrived in a horse drawn carriage and through a crowd of loving subjects. The Turkish ambassador was overcome by the grandeur of the event and fainted! Once we was recovered, the crowning could occur. We used clips from ITV's Victoria to show us what it would have been liked and acted along with the other Lords and Ladies who were there. After the princess had been crowned, we chanted 'God Save the Queen' before heading back to class for a Coronation dinner and celebration. Of course we had cucumber sandwiches and the Queen's favourite Victoria sponge! In the afternoon, we played parlour games and had our pictures in front of the green screen - pictures will be uploaded shortly!
We had a great Stunning Start and now look forward to our exciting learning which will take us to the Great Exhibition of 1831 as we learn about the technological advances brought about by the Industrial Revolution.
God Save the Queen!
During the first week of term, we had Science Week. Our focus was 'Forces'. Using our scientific enquiry skills of planning, observing, measuring, recording and concluding, we discovered the wonders of gravity, air resistance, water resistance, friction and magnetism. We conducted a range of investigations: How to make a boat move quicker? How does the shape of a parachute effects its fall? What is weight and mass? What material would make the best brake pad? What happens when you put two magnets together? We had to make sure we conducted a fair test so used the phrase 'Cows Moo Softly' to help us.
It was a great week and we learnt a huge amount about how to be scientists and the amazing forces around us!