Year 5

13th June 2017

Our new topic is Beast Creator!

This term we are learning about mini beasts and their habitats. We have been on a mini beast hunt around the school grounds, have sketched some creatures and are now starting to create a non-chronological report about the beasts we have found.

The first week back we had an exciting visit from Ed and mini monsters, where he brought in a range of animals for the children to hold, learn facts and ask questions about. Mildred the millepede, Winston the bearded dragon and Gary the giant African land snail, were a few of the fascinating creatures that we were able to meet.

Year 5 Alchemy Island

Our new topic is Alchemy Island! During this topic we are studying core elements of the Tempest and deepening understanding of the plot and characters. In science we are identifying solids, liquids and gases and carrying out a number of experiments.

The children have been creating their own 3D Alchemy Islands in groups, which they will present at the end of the topic.

Below is our curriculum map for this topic.

Planning

Pleasure Beach Trip

Last week, Year 5 took the train to the Pleasure Beach. We went to learn how the rides work, as our topic at the moment is ‘Scream Machines’.
We had lots of fun!
By Soloman & Bella 5 Birch