Year 5 had a great trip to Holdenby House to learn all about how Victorian servants lived and worked. When we arrived we were separated into boys and girls and set to work many different jobs by Mrs Bumbridge!
We learnt lots of new facts about the Victorians, but most of all we thought they were very strict!
Have a look at some of our photos from the trip.
Four Year 5 children had the opportunity to visit Denbigh School and spend the afternoon discussing and debating issues relating to religious education. The event was attended by different schools and children from a range of age groups, from Year 5 all the way up to sixth form students. The children sat at a long table and were given different statements and pictures, most relating to moral concepts, before having time to think about them and form their opinions. Following this, the children had a chance to stand up and voice their views in front of all the other children and teachers. Well done Younus who was brave enough to do this with a fantastic confident voice! He said "my heart was beating so fast whilst I was waiting to speak." The afternoon was enjoyed by both the adults and children and we hope to be able to attend more Youth Sacre events in the near future.
Today in science, Year 5 used some fruits, balls and a tiny black peppercorn to understand the relative sizes of the planets in our solar system. Can you work out which of the objects in the picture represent which planets? We were also surprised to learn that if the volleyball represents the largest planet, then the Sun would barely fit inside our classroom!
Once we had learnt about the sizes of the planets, we created a distance scale on the playground using our measuring skills, where the distance from the Sun to the Earth was 1 metre. At this scale, the furthest planet from the sun (Neptune) was 30 metres away! We noticed during our investigation that the 4 closest planets to the Sun were small, rocky planets. The gassy planets were the 4 that were larger and further away.
This week Year 5 entered the Premier League Primary Stars Poetry competition. We wrote poems based around the theme of resilience. Below are some of our wonderful poems - we hope they inspire you to think about how you can become a resilient learner!
Yesterday, Year 5 and 6 were fortunate to have some very special visitors. Mike K, Christine S and Professor Lynch visited to talk about their lives and achievements. They are part of an organisation called Global Outreach which is designed to show young people that anything is possible with enough hard work and determination. It aims to help integration across the community through a variety of outreach programs.
Professor Lynch, who used to be the Queen Mother's Gynecologist (and delivered the future King of England, Prince George) talked to the children about his humble upbringing and how his hard work and dedication had led him to become the leading authority in preventing hemorrhages during child birth.
The children finished the day feeling thoroughly inspired by the people they had met.
Henry, Year 6 said, 'I enjoyed learning about Professor Lynch's life and being able to meet people with a similar background to me who had gone on to be so successful.'
Liam, Year 6 said,'I loved seeing the artifacts from around the world and learning about how sculptures were often used instead of written words to express feelings. It was really interesting.'