Category: year5

Red Nose Day

We came to school wearing something ‘red’ to symbolise the charity Red Nose Day! To mark the day with a bit of fun, we had a Red Nose and Spoon Race, along with telling some terrible jokes to make Mrs Day laugh. “Why didn’t the skeleton go to the dance?” Because he had nobody to …

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Tag Rugby

Year 5 took part in a Tag Rugby Festival with local schools. Due to the heavy rain the previous day, it made the game more difficult to run the pitch, to score a try and tag opponents. On the other hand, it sure was fun sliding on the muddy field. Team C came 1st in …

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Moving Vehicles

Today in Year 5, we had a visitor in school to teach us how to make a moving vehicle. We attached a motor with a propeller which enabled our vehicles to move swiftly across the hall floor. “We learnt how to make a car and how to make it move with a fan. I liked …

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Super Mathematicians

Well done to our superb Year 5 Maths Team – Andy, Reuben, Nathan & Akshay! These boys entered the Hertfordshire Maths Challenge this week and worked fantastically as team in the first heat. There were four rounds to the competition: two rounds of general maths questions, memory round and  visual estimation. The maximum score was …

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Anyone for Tennis

We have been lucky to secure Tennis coaching from Maple Cross Tennis Club for the rest of this academic year.  Year 5 have not only enjoyed being coached by an expert  during their P.E. lessons, but also had the opportunity to join a lunchtime club.

Christmas Fun

Lots of fun was had by all on the last day of term; we watched our Christmas Production, and a Panto, Christmas Dinner, a party and a visit from Father Christmas.

Lino Printing

In art, we looked at the work of William Morris who was an English textile designer. His artwork was based on nature which included flowers. We created our own print based on flowers from the Amazon Rainforest and used the technique of Lino Printing.

Canopic Jars

In our History topic, we found out that the Ancient Egyptians mummified their Pharaohs’ bodies and during this process they pulled out the main organs. The organs were stored in Canopic Jars: Duamutef with the head of a jackal protected the stomach, Qebhsebbuef with the head of a falcon protected the intestines, Hapy with the …

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Fun Run

Yesterday, Year 5 attended our first Family Festival for this academic year – The Fun Run. We have been training to ensure we were all ready to complete the course which was about 1500m. Each week we started off with a ‘Warm-up’ run – this was really important as it warmed up our blood which …

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Kew Gardens

Before we broke up for the Half Term Holiday, we visited Kew Gardens where we took a multi-sensory journey through a living rainforest and explored the historic Palm House. As soon as we entered the enormous greenhouse, we could feel the humidity which the plants need to grow. We learnt the importance of the rainforest …

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