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 Spring Term 2018-19

This term, the Kingfishers have been learning all about Crime and Punishment throughout History. We started the topic with a visit to the Galleries of Justice where we had the chance to look in some real cells, find out about all sorts of gruesome historic punishments and take part in a mock Victorian trial. It was a fantastic day!

Our class novel for this term is Holes and a lot of our Literacy has been focussed around this book including character descriptions, diary entries, adverts and inventing a deadly nail polish! We are studied The Highwayman poem where the children wrote some lovely figurative descriptions and a newspaper article. They also did some charcoal and chalk art work and wanted posters.

In Science we learnt all about materials and their properties and we undertook some fascinating investigations. We looked at which materials made the best insulators, which liquid caused metal to rust the fastest and which materials dissolved quickest in to water. It was a superb topic and we loved every minute.

In Geography, we are going to look at the features of rivers and write some information texts about famous rivers around the world. We are also going to learn about different bridges in our DT lessons and, after a walk around the local bridges, we will be designing and building our own to see who can create the strongest structures.Spring Term

This term, the Kingfishers have been learning all about Crime and Punishment throughout History. We started the topic with a visit to the Galleries of Justice where we had the chance to look in some real cells, find out about all sorts of gruesome historic punishments and take part in a mock Victorian trial. It was a fantastic day!

Our class novel for this term is Holes and a lot of our Literacy has been focussed around this book including character descriptions, diary entries, adverts and inventing a deadly nail polish! We are studied The Highwayman poem where the children wrote some lovely figurative descriptions and a newspaper article. They also did some charcoal and chalk art work and wanted posters.

In Science we learnt all about materials and their properties and we undertook some fascinating investigations. We looked at which materials made the best insulators, which liquid caused metal to rust the fastest and which materials dissolved quickest in to water. It was a superb topic and we loved every minute.

In Geography, we are going to look at the features of rivers and write some information texts about famous rivers around the world. We are also going to learn about different bridges in our DT lessons and, after a walk around the local bridges, we will be designing and building our own to see who can create the strongest structures.

Autumn Term 2018-19

This term, the Year 5 class novel is Coraline by Neil Gaimen. There is a film adaptation which we have looked at to help inspire some of our writing and Big Maths!

This term, Year 5 are learning all about Mexico. We have studied where Mexico is on a map, the surrounding seas and the key physical features of this country.  We will also be looking at the Mexican Day of the Dead festival and learning all about the where, when and how it is celebrated. This learning will be culminated in an Enterprise day, taking place in November, where we will be holding our own Day of the Dead festival and selling lots of Mexican food, Day of the Dead memorabilia and traditional games.

For our History topic, we are learning about the Aztec origins of the Mexican people and finding out all about their fascinating culture and history.  We have looked at some of the art work of Diego Rivera and will be studying him and his work in more detail.

In Science, we are learning all about space. We have looked at our solar system and the planets it contains. We will even be designing our own planets!

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