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Autumn 2 - To infinity and beyond!

During Autumn term 2, 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 also have an exciting visit planned to the Science and Media Museum - look out for our photos of the day.

In DT, we will rise to the challenge of designing and making our very own battery powered Mars Rovers; researching the current Mars Rovers within our computing work.

In English, we will be writing our own short stories about journeying to outer space.

In PE we will be doing orienteering so make sure you all wrap up warm and be prepared for the mud!

Lots of fun, fun, fun in our run up to Christmas.

DT - Mars Rovers: Mechanical vehicles -They were a success! We worked very hard using all of our DT skills and some science too.

Daisy, Robert, Archie and Evelyn

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Jessica, Caitlin, Amelia, Libby and Grace

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Matei, Maris, Callum, Sarah and Aimee

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Paige, Lucia, Freddie, Cameron and Lola

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Ryan, Oliver, Jaidon, Taylor and Harry

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Alex, Oliver, Elliott, Oliver, Gracie-Mai and Ollie

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Competition time - Take One!

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Competition time - Take Two!

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Orienteering - Year 5 have been enjoying orienteering this half term. Mrs Clarkson has particularly enjoyed this sunny day incomparison to the rest of the weather this half term!

Orienteering - Year 5 have been enjoying orienteering this half term. Mrs Clarkson has particularly enjoyed this sunny day incomparison to the rest of the weather this half term! 1
Orienteering - Year 5 have been enjoying orienteering this half term. Mrs Clarkson has particularly enjoyed this sunny day incomparison to the rest of the weather this half term! 2
Orienteering - Year 5 have been enjoying orienteering this half term. Mrs Clarkson has particularly enjoyed this sunny day incomparison to the rest of the weather this half term! 3
Orienteering - Year 5 have been enjoying orienteering this half term. Mrs Clarkson has particularly enjoyed this sunny day incomparison to the rest of the weather this half term! 4
Orienteering - Year 5 have been enjoying orienteering this half term. Mrs Clarkson has particularly enjoyed this sunny day incomparison to the rest of the weather this half term! 5
Orienteering - Year 5 have been enjoying orienteering this half term. Mrs Clarkson has particularly enjoyed this sunny day incomparison to the rest of the weather this half term! 6

DT - Making Mars Rovers in DT with mechanical systems. This was quite a challenge but a very enjoyable day.

Our fantastic day out to the Science and Media Museum in Bradford

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DT - Beginning to make our Mars Rovers.

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English - Writing Short Stories

Having fun generating exciting vocabulary to support our 'Journey to Space' stories that we shall soon be writing.

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Autumn 1 - Groovy Greeks

Our first topic in the Autumn term is ‘Groovy Greeks’, where we study Greek life and their

 achievements and their influence on the western world.

Through our History, English, DT and music lessons, 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, famous Greeks and the Olympics. Our music will be linked to Ancient Greek literature and the Heroes of Troy.

In computing we will be learning how to use Sketchup to design our own Greek influenced buildings, as well as reinforcing our word processing skills and creating research files about Greek Food. Linking to our DT we will celebrate Greek Food. We will be researching, taste testing and then making our very own Greek food in the outside learning environment; wish us luck. It will all be a lot of fun!

History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system!

History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 1
History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 2
History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 3
History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 4
History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 5
History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 6
History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 7
History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 8
History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 9
History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 10
History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 11
History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 12
History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 13
History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 14
History and English speaking and listening - Greek Democracy. We looked at democracy during the Ancient Greek period and discussed whether we thought it was a fair system! 15
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Other cool and exciting things Year 5 have been doing over Autumn 1:

Amazing Greek architecture!!

We have made Ancient Greek buildings using Sketchup in computing - Amelia G.

One of my favourite things this half term was using Sketchup in computing - Matei.

We had great fun using Sketchup in computing - Gracie-Mai

I liked Sketchup because it was fun to do different designs for Greek temples - Jess

 

 

PE:

We have been loving gymnastics and learning new ways to balance - AG

I enjoyed playing netball this term because I like playign sports that get me fit - OM

I loved PE because we did NETBALL AND ....GYMNASTICS. PE is amazing - Grace W

 

English

English is my favourite lesson and we wrote about the ancient Greeks and Hercules meeting the Hydra - Daisy

We learnt all about Hercules and his twelve labours in English - Maris

Learning all about Greek mythology was so interesting.

 

Science - Experimenting with water resistance.

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History - The Olympics. We looked at the history of the Olympic games and ordered events in time. It was interesting to find out that there were no Olympic games during the World War I and II.

History - The Olympics. We looked at the history of the Olympic games and ordered events in time. It was interesting to find out that there were no Olympic games during the World War I and II. 1
History - The Olympics. We looked at the history of the Olympic games and ordered events in time. It was interesting to find out that there were no Olympic games during the World War I and II. 2
History - The Olympics. We looked at the history of the Olympic games and ordered events in time. It was interesting to find out that there were no Olympic games during the World War I and II. 3
History - The Olympics. We looked at the history of the Olympic games and ordered events in time. It was interesting to find out that there were no Olympic games during the World War I and II. 4
History - The Olympics. We looked at the history of the Olympic games and ordered events in time. It was interesting to find out that there were no Olympic games during the World War I and II. 5
History - The Olympics. We looked at the history of the Olympic games and ordered events in time. It was interesting to find out that there were no Olympic games during the World War I and II. 6
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DT Greek food cooking - we cooked our own souvlaki outside

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I loved the souvlaki, it was delicious and I loved sitting around the fire as it felt like I was camping! - Nellie

I liked the fact that they let me make a vegetarian skewer, it was gorgeous. I loved the Greek salad too - Nicky

DT - making our own Greek salads and Souvlaki.

I liked making the Greek salads and Souvlaki because we got to cook them ourselves - OM

Making the Greek food was lots of fun, especially making the skewer and chopping up the tomatoes - Josh

I liked cutting up the chicken and mixing it up with the garlic and onion.

 I enjoyed making the souvlaki because we roasted them on a fire. The best part was eating them with the whole class - Kaylan.

I really liked the souvlaki because it had loads of flavour - Alannah

I enjoyed making the chicken skeweres and cooking them on the fire outside. THEY WERE DELICIOUS! - Brooke

I love souvlaki - Liam

DT Greek food tasting - today children in year 5 enjoyed(!) tasting different Greek foods.

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