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Year 5

Picture 1 Miss Bystrom - Class Teacher

Welcome to Year 5!

 

In Year 5 we continue immersing ourselves in a rich, stimulating and invigorating curriculum. As we embark on this exciting journey, we aspire to be independent learners and good communicators whilst being kind, integral and enthusiastic members of our community.

 

Through our unique personalities and drive for success, we challenge ourselves to reach our full potential by applying our knowledge and embedding it within all areas of the curriculum. Our learning is rooted in rich topics and brought to life by a range of exciting trips. We take great pride in our achievements and endeavour to support each other to grow as all rounded individuals. We understand the importance of taking on greater responsibility for our own learning and preparing ourselves for the transition to Year 6.

As part of our science topic learning about classification of animals we were lucky enough to visit the Natural History museum. There is so much to explore there, we couldn't possibly cover it all in day, though we certainly tried! To start the visit off with a crawl, and for some a slight sense of unease, we went straight to learn about insects, arachnids and other things that slither. Following this we went on a hunt for classification information for other living things. We spent a lot of time looking at large mammals and dinosaurs. After a long lovely lunch in the spring sunshine we finished our visit off in the cocoon and to add some sparkle we stopped by the minerals and gems floor. All in all we had a fabulous time, and we can all proudly say we have learnt so much more about how animals are classified. 

Year 5 enjoyed a trip to The National Gallery where we explored a variety of styles and eras in art. As part of our art topic, we discussed how artists used different techniques to show movement, draw attention to detail and tell stories. We enjoyed using our sketches as inspiration when we came back to school to create landscape paintings.

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At The Imperial War Museum 5B focused on WWI and WWII. This trip helped bring to life what we had learnt in class as part of our history topic. Some highlights included walking through the trenches, experiencing what a bomb shelter in London was like, and getting to ask questions from some people who lived through The Blitz when they themselves were children. Outside, during lunch, we sang 'It's a long way to Tipperary' and some veterans joined in and sang along with us! 

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As part of our history topic, 5B visited HMS Belfast. It was a trip we won't forget anytime soon. After meeting some of the officers who with military precision explained what we were about to embark on, we set off exploring the ship in small groups. We went from the bow to the stern, machine room to the Admirals Bridge, engaging and exploring. Not only did we learn about HMS Belfast's long commission, we also discussed pressure, forces, navigation, radar and grids. What a rewarding, exciting and exhausting day it was!  

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Forces was an exciting science topic for us in Year 5, and to further our learning we went to the Royal Air Force Museum to learn all about rockets. By the end of this visit we all felt a little closer to becoming astronauts and engineers. We will be sure to never forget the name Michael Collins either, as we learnt about his role of orbiting rather than landing, on the moon (poor Michael). We got to learn about the history of space exploration, then made our own rockets. Following blast off we explored one of the many hangers which had a wonderful exhibit.

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