Design Technology – Tudor Houses

This term, for our Design Technology project, we have investigated Tudor Buildings and learnt how to make a structure strong with the use of diagonals.  We then designed and made our own Tudor Houses.

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Year 5 Design Technology – Pizza Making

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As part of their topic work on volcanoes the children in Year 5 were challenged to make a model or a cake of a volcano along with a fact file about a European volcano.

We had some amazing results!  The children had put so much thought and effort into their projects and models.  They really enjoyed seeing each other’s as well.  On Thursday afternoon we took some of the models outside and had great fun ‘exploding’ them using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda or Coke and Mentos.

Well done Year 5.


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Selborne Visit – February 13th 2019

To complement our English and Geography studies this term, Year 5 visited the Gilbert White Museum and Field Studies Centre at Selborne.

The children undertook a River Study, investigating the speed and depth of the river,  and animals and insects that lived in it.

In the Gilbert White Museum, the children were able to further their studies on Antarctica.

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Work in case of snow February 1st 2019

Please complete the following two tasks.

  1. English: We have been working on diary writing this term. Write a detailed diary entry of your day in the snow, using the skills you have learnt.
  2. Maths: Where can we visit? See attached document: Where Can We Visit

Also remember to have fun in the snow.

Mrs Gill and Mrs White

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Inter-Colour Team Tournament

On our first day back this term (8th January) we had an Inter-Colour Team Tournament arranged by CM Sports.  The girls and boys were separated.  The boys played hockey to win points for our colour teams.

The girls went down to the hall and learned a dance with Meghan.  We then had to use teamwork to make up the rest of the dance ourselves.  We performed the dance in our colour teams to earn points.

The girls and boys then swapped around, the boys danced while the girls played hockey.

Daisy won the Best Player Award for Pine Class.  Well done!

By Holly Burress




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Commando Joe – December 2018

In Commando Joe this week we played Pac-Man first and then we made an obstacle course for other groups to try out.  You had to do the obstacle course blind-folded.  The hardest part of the session was the challenges.  One of them was throwing a basket ball into the basket ball hoop.  We really enjoyed this session of Commando Joe.

Finley and Sam

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Gymnastics with CM Sports

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Ancient Egypt Day

On Tuesday 13th November, we had a spectacular Egyptian Day.  A lady called Lauren, who is an Egyptian expert, came to visit.  She was really funny.

For our first activity we went into the music room to find out interesting facts about the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb.  We looked at different artifacts from the tomb.  The most interesting was looking at the ancient mummy bandages.  They stunk like ancient fish!

Our second activity was a brilliant quiz.  It was about lots of different subjects. We had to go around the boards answering all the questions.

Our third activity after break was decoding Hieroglyphs, then reading what they said.  We were measuring in cubits, palms and fingers.  We had to find different things around the classroom to measure.

Our fourth activity was playing an Egyptian board game, which was a bit like Snakes and Ladders.  We had an 11 sided dice with Hieroglyphs on.  There were the numbers 0-20.  The aim of the game was to get your three counters onto Horus’ eye.

After lunch, we had the fifth activity.  It was the process of mummification.  Lauren told us about the hook which is used to break your nose and scoop out the brain.  Gross!

Our sixth activity was a funeral for the Pharaoh.  We had to walk around the school in a procession.  We had professional criers!  The Queen led the funeral and we had servants to carry all the stuff from the palace.

Our last activity was a game where you had to throw two balls at animals.  We were split into Birch and Pine.  Whoever got the most points was declared the class of the day.  The crocodile was 10 points, the tiger was 40 points and the duck was 60 points.  If you hit the cat or the hare, they were sacred animals, you lost 10 points.  That was our favourite part of the day.

By Gabe and Sam

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The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,                                                      The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,                                                              The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,                                                      And the highwayman came riding—                                                                                          Riding— riding—                                                                                                                                The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.

We have begun studying the narrative poem, The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, and this week have been thinking about the setting of the poem.

Here are some of the pictures we drew to represent the first three lines of the poem:


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