Year Five have started the academic year asking ‘Are We There Yet?’ In our first exciting geography topic, we are developing our map skills and learning about the changes in the human geography of our local area. In maths, we have been learning about translation and reflection on a grid and in English we have been writing informative guided tours of the school for new pupils.
We have been busy learning about different traditions, customs, practises and stories in our recent topic, Diwali and Christmas: Festivals of Love or Light? We have looked at different depictions of the Nativity Scene, learnt the story of Rama and Sita and created Rangoli patterns to school.
We have learnt all about where the Anglo-Saxons came from, what they did and what evidence we have to prove that they were here. We have looked at how our locality has changed over time as well as exploring the philosophical question of whether it was right for the Anglo-Saxons to invade. We have taken all of this knowledge and written some fantastic non-chronological reports.
We have enjoyed our History and Geography trip to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology where we discovered new information about the Anglo-Saxons. We also put some geographical skills to use as we planned and followed our route through Cambridge using maps and landmarks. In Maths, we have also used our coordinate skills to work out 6 figure grid references.
We have really enjoyed their How Can we Save the Bees? topic. We have drawn bees and designed our own bee friendly gardens. We have written informative leaflets about bee friendly plants as well as instructions for building an insect hotel. We have even written fact files about different types of bees you can find in the United Kingdom and further afield.
We have been fascinated with their new topic of the Vikings. We have developed our history knowledge by using many secondary sources to create non-chronological reports, written exciting stories about a Viking coming to our school and even diary entries. We have explored stereotypes in PSHE and linked our understanding of Viking parliament to our own decision-making choices today.
We have had an exciting return to school after the Christmas Holidays! We have been planning and designing bridges by researching the many bridge designs, which are all around the world. We then developed prototypes and adapted our plans to build our own bridges. We have written poems and newspaper reports and made many links to our Design Technology project in maths lessons.