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Paintings that tie in with our myths and legends

 Paintings that tie in with myths and legends. 

In art we made some paintings about the day of the dead. The Day Of The Dead is a Mexican myth and legend about remembering people when they die. Once a year on the second of November, in Mexico there is a huge, colourful festival where family and friends gather to pray and remember their friends and family members who have died, this helps support their spiritual journey to the after life. They believe that when a person dies they go to a magical, bright land called the land of the remembered. 




In topic we have been doing about myths and legends. So in art we decided to do paintings that tie in with our topic work on myths and legends. We used bright, vibrant colours ,like they use in Mexico, to paint our background. Then we drew a skull and stuck it over the top. 

Parachuting our way through science! – Wednesday 8th May 2019

On Wednesday afternoon, 5P got practical in Science when investigating air resistance.

The challenge: They were asked by a parachuting company to trial different materials to find out which one would be best to use for their new parachute.

The investigation: In pairs they had to make their own parachute out of various different materials and test which created the safest and slowest landing.

The result: They found that small plastic bags were best because they filled up with air which caused them to slow down.


Galileo Galileo would be impressed!

Wednesday 8th May 2019.

This week Year 5 have made parachutes to test air resistance. 

Friday 3rd May 2019

This half term Year 5 are looking at different forces. This week they have investigated water resistance. 

Parent Enrichment: 5P Geography

5P were thrilled to welcome family into their classroom on the morning of Thursday 28th March.

The morning kicked off with the class bravely presenting information and facts about Georgprahy that they had learnt during lessons.

The class then led a range of activities for their guests, which included locating continents in Atlas’s, and identifying countries on a map.

Finally, 5P quizzed their guests on all things Geography to see what they had learnt and check who was paying attention!

The class would like to thank everyone who came and took part in their lesson, they hope you enjoyed it.

Motivated Minds – Wednesday 6th February 2019

Team building activities in year 5

MAD science – Monday 4th February 2019

For our Wow moment Y5 had visit from MAD science, they spent the afternoon making atoms and slime!

GRAPPLE in maths – Tuesday 8th January 2019

Straight into the challenge in Y5


Anti-bullying Week

During Anti-bullying Week we worked on knowing what steps to take if you or someone you know is being bullied. We talked about respect and how we can show this to our friends by the things we say and the way in which we behave.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – Friday 2nd November

This half term the English work in Year 5 is all based around the book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Why not put your children to the test! Ask them if they can tell you who is the first character that Lucy meets when she enters Narnia.

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