Category : Year 5
After “ages, eons, millennia”, of editing scripts, prop making, costume sourcing and us all finding out more about the history of the Olympics than any of us thought possible, Year 5’s ‘A Brief History of the Olympic Games’ opened to the public. The Year 5 teachers are ridiculously proud of the huge effort every child […]
Year 5 is a hotbed of growth and science at the moment. Not only do we have our caterpillars but we have also received our seeds from the International Space Station. We received two packets, a blue and red packet full of rocket seeds. One packet – we don’t know which- has spent 6 months […]
Year 5 have been in nurturing mode over the last couple of weeks. Each class has had a delivery of 5 caterpillars which we will observe undergoing complete metamorphosis into butterflies. When we received them they were covered in webbing which they had spun to protect them during the journey. They were very tiny to […]
Immediately after school on Friday 11th December, Year 5 and 6 hosted a Christmas crafts sale in the small hall of Roding Primary. Our children had been getting creative in the run-up to the event – cutting, pasting, gluing, folding, moulding and painting – to produce a whole range of hand-made decorations and gift ideas. […]
Our year 5 Victorian day On Thursday the 5th of November 2015, we dressed up as Victorian school boys and girls, to experience what school was like in the Victorian times. First, we went to a special assembly, in the small hall, to learn about Victorian punishments. There was a man called Mr Murphy, the […]
We have been reading the book ‘Street Child’ and finding out how hard life was for the poor and those children who had been orphaned. It tells the story of Jim and his time in the workhouse and the struggle he faces to survive.
As part of the NSPCC “The Big Workout” fundraising campaign Year 5 took part in a Dance-a-thon. We donned our dancing shoes, strutted our stuff, all in the aid of the children suffering in silence nationally.
On Tuesday the 7th of October 2015, 5ASH visited the Science Museum. We travelled there and back in two trains and the total journey there and back took us nearly 3 hours! Everyone was exhausted by the time we arrived at the museum. Can you spot in the picture some of the children asleep on […]
This morning, as 5A came in to class, we were surprised to see four amazing butterflies emerge from their chrysalises. We are still waiting for one butterfly to arrive but we are prepared and have filled the butterfly habitat with fruit, flowers and leaves to make it as much as a natural environment as possible.
Earlier this week the caterpillars started to transform in to their cocoons. This is the stage where the caterpillars become chrysalids. The caterpillars climbed to the top of the cup, spun a silk pad and hung themselves from the lid in the shape of a J. Today, after 3 days of hanging, we transferred the […]