Class 5CS - Miss Stokes    Class 5HR - Miss Reid

Class 5HT - Mrs Tunbridge



10/5/18 - from next week Year 5 PE Day will be on Wednesday afternoons - Cricket will occasionally still be on Tuesdays so please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on this day

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World Book Day

The theme of World Book Day this year was to share a story. Each class paired up with another class and the children shared stories with each other. Different adults came to our classes to read a story. We all dressed up as  different book characters and took part in lots of fun book related activities.

Ming Vases

During our art lessons, we have been using clay to make our own Ming vases. We have been studying the different patterns and styles of vases. 

Chinese Day

Year 5 had a theme day linked to our theme of China. We spent the day making Willow patterned plates, learning how to speak Chinese and writing our names.

We also learnt a traditional Chinese dance and performed it to the Year 4  children. We all really enjoyed the day!


In Science, we have been learning about air resistance and have been making parachutes and testing them out. We investigated the best material to make them from and timed them falling. 

Year 5- The Essex Folk Music Project
During this term Year 5 have been involved with the Essex Folk Music Project. Nick and Aimee from the English Folk Dance and Song Society visited school and carried out a number of workshops with the children.  During this time the children learnt a little about traditional folk music and sung a song entitled ' The Admiral Benbow' which had links to the county of Essex.  As well as singing the children had a go at playing the Bodhran which a drum used regularly in folk music.
The project was celebrated at Fitzwimarc where all local schools who had been working with the musicians got together to perform their songs to each other.

Enterprise Week

As part of our Enterprise Week, years three and five enjoyed meeting employees from the Royal Bank of Scotland and working with them on the moneysense programmes.  In year five, the children looked at different mobile phones and their tariffs in order to work out what the best deal would be for them.  Both the children and the visitors had a fantastic day and the children learned some valuable life skills about managing money and making sensible choices.

Colne Valley Railway

Year 5 had a wonderful time at Colne Valley Railway being Victorians for the day. We watched a Punch and Judy show, danced along to a traditional fairground organ, learnt about medicine in Victorian times, spent time being taught in a Victorian classroom and even went on a real steam train where we got to meet Queen Victoria herself! We all had lots of fun!

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