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Spring Term

2018 Pancake Races

It is school tradition to take part in yearly pancake races. This year was no exception! Wonderful sportsmanship, celebration of others' success and great friendship was shown by all.

Space Explorers

This term our IPC topic is Space Explorers.

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to compare the size of the planets and their distance from the Sun
  • About the movements of the Earth, Sun and Moon and how they affect us
  • How to classify rocks and compare rocks on Earth with those on the Moon
  • How craters are formed and the forces that are involved
  • How light travels
  • How to create a timeline to show the life cycle of a star
  • About the planets in our solar system

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About what people in the past used to think about the Earth, Sun and Moon
  • About Galileo and his findings about the Earth, Sun and Moon
  • About the constellations and the stories that they tell
  • How to make a timeline to show some of the important events in the history of astronomy and space

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How we can create our own satellite images

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make a space rocket

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the International Space Station (ISS)

Meteorite Experiment

The moon's surface is covered in craters. Year 5 have been investigating how and why this has happened.

Dommy B (Performance Poet) visit 22.03.18

Year 5 had an wonderful time creating a limerick with Dommy B and then performing it to the school and parents later that day.


There was a young woman from Stoke,
Who told a hilarious joke, 
It caused a huge fight,
Which went on all night,
Till the mad devil awoke.

Learning about planetary order within our solar system

Year 5 have been learning about the planets within our solar system: size, order and distances from the sun, by creating mnemonics and mobiles.

Experimenting with different media in art

Year 5 and 6 experimented with a great range of different media and mark making, followed by a science-based art project looking t Earth from space and using their earlier mark making skills to create realistic and inspiring pieces of art.

Celebrating our Respect, Excellence and Friendship awards, Feb 2018

Huge congratulations and well deserved awards went to Louie, Isobel and Josh.

REF awards Feb 2018

Investigating what makes our shadow change shape

On Friday 23rd February, year 5 were given the question'What makes our shadow change shape?' We measured shodow length and direction every hour throughout the day and noticed how it was shorter at midday, but got longer as the day went on.

Woodland Whittling Experience

Year 5 and Mag 7 have been spending Monday afternoons in Bramble Bank Woods with Mrs Wilson to experience wood crafts and safety in the area.

How a star is created - homework

Year 5 have produced some outstanding homework based around the lifecycle of a star.

Isobel Hagan - Life Cycle of a Star.mp4
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