Category: year5

Celebrating 70 Years of Greenfields

During our first week back to school after the Summer Break, we focused our learning on: ‘The History of Greenfields, How Birthdays are Celebrated around the World and wrote diary entries from the perspective of Bradley in There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom when he went to his first birthday party.’ However, the pinnacle …

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Reactivating our Maths

In Year 5, we have been settling into the new academic year and reactivating our maths while playing games.

Sports Week!

During Sports Week, we have tried our hand at many different sports, including football, athletics, street dance, dodgeball and the all-important inflatable obstacle race and bar football.  As well as enjoying everything on offer, we created our very own sport activity circuit, which we then ran as a round robin for the school. This gave …

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York House Experience

We were lucky enough to be invited to spend a day having lots of fun doing Outdoor Adventure Activities at York House School. Working together as a team, as well as challenging ourselves, we experienced how outdoor learning can be brought to life. We interacted with the rescue animals while doing some small-holding; pushed ourselves …

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1950s School Dinners

As part of our local area study, Year 5 created their own menu for a 1950s school dinner, using ingredients that would have been found in South Oxhey in this period. Today, the class of budding chefs took up the challenge of working in teams to cook these school meals. For some of the children, …

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Geography Fieldwork

As part of our Topic on South Oxhey, we have been undertaking geographical fieldwork to learn more about our local area. We gathered data about the environment, types of housing, and volume of passing road and foot traffic on four roads around South Oxhey: Prestwick Road, Fairfield Avenue, Ashridge Drive and Furze Close. We found …

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Artificial Pollination

As part of our Science topic on Life Cycles, we have been learning about how flowering plants reproduce. After finding out about pollination, we wondered if it was possible to pollinate a plant without having bees or the wind involved. To test this, we collected pollen from the anther of one geranium flower and moved …

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Observational Drawings

In Topic this term, we are learning all about our local area: South Oxhey. In this week’s lesson, we learned all about the history of Greenfields, including the story of how and why it became a Grade-II listed building in the 1990s. To celebrate the architecture of our school, we created our own observational drawings. …

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P.E.

Since returning to school after the Easter break, we have been able to return to the swimming pool where we are all  becoming confident in the water and learning swim at least 25 metres. Also in PE, we are developing our skills in Tennis. This week, we have been practising our serve through sending and …

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STEM Challenge

Year 5 worked in groups and had a bridge making competition. We had to design our own bridges but we could only use straws and tape to make them. We had 45 minutes to make them and then the real challenge came – which bridge was the strongest and could hold the most cubes. The …

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