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Continuation of the Life Cycles Lessons in Science

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In a continuation of the Life Cycles lessons in Science, Year 5 were finding out about the life cycles of birds today. They each had to examine a chicken egg. What was the purpose of each part and what was it called? Next, we broke the egg and looked at the inside and tried to identify the other parts: albumen, yolk, embryo, shell membrane, germinal disc and even the chalaza. Many children were astonished to see the inside of an egg and enjoyed seeing how complex a simple egg could be and there were many different theories that needed to be discussed and debated . Next week, they will conclude their learning as they describe how the knowledge of an egg features in the actual life cycle of egg-laying creatures.

Life Cycles and Living Things Module in Science

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Year 5 have been following the Life Cycles and Living Things module in their Science this half term. Yesterday's lesson was learning and comparing the life cycles of amphibians and insects: dragonflies, butterflies, frogs and newts. The children discovered that both newts and frogs start life as tadpoles, once hatched from eggs and their eggs need to be fertilised first in order to hatch. Butterflies eggs are laid on leaves, like dragonflies although dragonfly larvae live underwater for the first 2 to 4 years. A thoroughly interesting lesson!   

Year 5 - Tour de Yorkshire

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Year 5 had a fabulous session and created this amazing design for their Year 5 Tour de Yorkshire bike this week. These brilliant examples will line the route of next week's race so look out for our efforts! Will we see you there?

Music Technology

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Year 5 had a fantastic addition to their curriculum on Tuesday, this week. Miss Levitt came into class to teach Music Technology to them. Bringing in a selection of iPads, the teacher showed the children the different sounds of various drums and percussion instruments then taught them how to sequence these to create their own musical genre. The class thoroughly enjoyed recording some funky sounds and cannot wait until next week's lesson! 

Year 5 Jorvik trip

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Year 5 had a brilliant day today in a rather-soggy York when they visited the Jorvik centre. Upon arrival, we walked to the DIG centre and enjoyed an early lunch before learning all about the Viking battle tactics in a very raucous workshop! Several children held weapons that would have been used, including a sword and two types of axe and the whole class got to practise their 'war cries' and death stares as they advanced and retreated while carrying the fantastic Viking shields.

After all this, we walked to the Jorvik centre and climbed aboard the moving cars to see (and smell) the village life models. Such a brilliant day, despite the continuous rain!



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