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Autumn Term 2017

 

Our first topic in the Autumn term is ‘Groovy Greeks’ where we will find out about life in

Ancient Greece. This topic will begin with a very exciting Ancient Greek murder mystery to solve!

Children will look at everyday life; they will research who the gods were that the Greeks used to worship, Greek architecture, the theatre and the Arts, and the Olympics. We will be closely linking this topic to our lessons in English, DT, Computing and Music. DT will involve designing and sewing puppets based on famous Ancient Greek gods and mythical characters. We will be learning a number of different stitches some of which are very hard. It will all be a lot of fun!

 

After half term, we will focus on finding out about the earth, sun and moon in our science based topic ‘To infinity and beyond!’ Here, we will learn about our solar system and the conditions on other planets. We will rise to the challenge of designing and making our very own battery powered lunar buggies in DT. We are also excited for our school trip.

Autumn 1 - Groovy Greeks

Our first topic in the Autumn term is ‘Groovy Greeks’ where we will find out about life in Ancient Greece. This topic began with a very exciting Ancient Greek murder mystery to solve!

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In Science we made Helicpoters and then investigated whether the weight of an object affects the time taken for it to fall.

In Science we made Helicpoters and then investigated whether the weight of an object affects the time taken for it to fall. 1
In Science we made Helicpoters and then investigated whether the weight of an object affects the time taken for it to fall. 2
In Science we made Helicpoters and then investigated whether the weight of an object affects the time taken for it to fall. 3

Here's one group dropping their helicopter.

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In D.T we have used our sewing skills to make Ancient Greek puppets.

" I really enjoy DT because we got to sew our own puppets, this allowed me to be creative which I really enjoyed" Thomas Scargil

 

"I loved learning about the first ever Olympic games, I like watching the modern Olympics so it was good to learn how they started"

Tony Cheung

 

"I really enjoyed writing a story about the Minotaur because I really like thinking of similes and adjectives"

Corben Bridgman

 

"I loved doing the murder mystery at the start of the topic because it was a challenge but also really good fun"

Finlay Shaw

Autumn 2 - To Infinity and Beyond 

This half term we are learning about the earth, sun and moon.

This topic will be launched by children planning their own mission to Mars, where children will decide what objects they would take on their expedition. We will also be attending The National Media & Science Museum on a school trip.

We got to see The Soyuz Capsule Tim Peake went to space in.

We got to see The Soyuz Capsule Tim Peake went to space in. 1

Our Topic launch - Planning a mission to Mars.

Our Topic launch - Planning a mission to Mars. 1

 

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Summer 2 - Circle of Life!

This half term we are learning about the life cycles of plants and animals. We will drawing plants in the style of Van Gogh.

Learning how Muslims pray at Leeds Grand Mosque

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Listening to the call for prayer!

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We really enjoyed attending the Leeds Louder Than Life Samba Band workshop

Our own Samba performance

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The power of music performance (apologies for the filming at the end Mr Atkinson dropped the iPad!)

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Singing a song from the Amazon rainforest

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We enjoyed our day at Guiseley High School.

Summer 1 - Brazil, Go Nuts!
This half term we will be learning about Brazil. We will learn about the geographical features of the country as well as the people who live there. In technology we will be cooking and eating Brazilian food and will be attending a workshop which celebrates Samba music.

In technology we cooked Brazilian Cheese Rolls

Practicing our Samba music ready for the competition

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For homework we made Brazilian Head Dresses

We had a visit from a lady about chickens- we now have incubators in school and are waiting for the eggs to hatch!

Spring 2 - Anglo Saxons

This half term we are learning about the Anglo Saxons. We will learn who they are, when they lived and how they lived. We will also be attending a trip to Dunstons hall where we will live as Anglo Saxons for the day!

We have been completing bikeability training!

For British Science Week, we decided to try and make bouncing eggs in Year 5. We boiled the eggs and put them in vinegar for the whole week. On Friday afternoon we took them outside to test them. What a brilliant egg-speriment!!

Shield Wall

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We learnt how to use a shield wall to defend ourselves from invaders. It requires fantastic teamwork!

As a class we made an Anglo Saxon house!

We took part in a range of activities for world book day!

Spring 1 - Extreme Earth!

This half term we are learning all about natural disasters, we will be looking at what causes natural disasters to occur as well as the destruction which they cause

We all took part in a maths workshop - to celebrate our school maths week

Autumn 2 - To Infinity and Beyond 

This half term we are learning about the earth, sun and moon.

This topic will be launched by children planning their own mission to Mars, where children will decide what objects they would take on their expedition. We will also be attending Keighley Star Centre on a school trip.

Our finished Lunar Buggys

We wrote and performed Ostinatos in Music

We used k'nex to build lunar buggys

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We used k'nex to build lunar buggys 2
We used k'nex to build lunar buggys 3
We used k'nex to build lunar buggys 4
We used k'nex to build lunar buggys 5
We used k'nex to build lunar buggys 6

Homework produced by Charlotte King

Homework produced by Charlotte King 1

Autumn 1 - Groovy Greeks

Our first topic in the Autumn term is ‘Groovy Greeks’ where we will find out about life in Ancient Greece. This topic began with a very exciting Ancient Greek murder mystery to solve!

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This afternoon we took part in a workshop with the NSPCC where we learnt about how to keep ourselves safe.

This afternoon we took part in a workshop with the NSPCC where we learnt about how to keep ourselves safe. 1
This afternoon we took part in a workshop with the NSPCC where we learnt about how to keep ourselves safe. 2
This afternoon we took part in a workshop with the NSPCC where we learnt about how to keep ourselves safe. 3

We welcomed Leeds Threatre in Education group and watched a performance of 'The boy under the bed' we then took part in a workshop about the play.

We celebrated Roald Dahl's 100th birthday by dressing up as characters from his books. Happy Birthday Dahl!

We celebrated Roald Dahl's 100th birthday by dressing up as characters from his books. Happy Birthday Dahl! 1
We celebrated Roald Dahl's 100th birthday by dressing up as characters from his books. Happy Birthday Dahl! 2

We also sang happy birthday

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