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Life Cycles and Living Things Module in Science

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!   

Life Cycles and Living Things Module in Science

 


Year 5 - Tour de Yorkshire

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?

Year 5 - Tour de Yorkshire

 


Music Technology

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! 

Music Technology

 


Year 5 Jorvik trip

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!

 

Year 5 Jorvik trip

 


Anglo-Saxon Day

Year 5 started the day off looking fabulous in their various costumes showing what they knew about how the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings were attired. Our first activities included finding out who these people were, where they came from and when they were around in history. Everybody could recount at least two facts by playtime! As the morning progressed, the children designed and made their own trusty shield that an Anglo-Saxon would take into battle. Can you see what media they used? Later, they learned about runes before deciphering then making up their own messages using the runes.  

Anglo-Saxon Day

 


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