Years five & six

We are coming to knock down the walls…

In year 5 and 6 our topic has been medieval times. We have built castles, looked who lived in them and why, even how to dress them in hand dyed fabrics! We have made siege engines to defend ourselves. Here are some reviews – I really enjoyed making my trebuchet because we got to use woodwork tools, decorating it. If

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PE from South Africa – Warming up December

In year 5 and 6 we are taking advantage of every drop of Winter sun to do PE outside. We have played three African playground games  – Dropskotch  – involving hopping and kicking with accuracy Dibeke – A form of tag added with catching and kicking skills. Three toti – A game of throwing, retrieving and running.            

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Making K’nexions to the engineers of the future

Year 5 and 6 joined in their annual construction challenge with the K’nex and Rolls Royce teams to create their own theme park or fair rides. We explored the roles of engineers and looked at some amazing modern designs and solutions to problems – linking a whale to an enormous plane! The organiser was very impressed with team work of

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Circuit Training?

Year 5 and 6 finished off their science topic of electrical circuits and resistance by designing, building and making their own electrical cars. The design brief ranged from – * A moving vehicle * An on / off switch * A headlight ** A vehicle that could go backwards AND forwards *** A vehicle that could go slower or faster

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Tag Rugby Success (and enjoyment, behaviour and manners)

  A very well done to EACH and EVERYONE of our year 5 and 6 children who took part in our cluster TAG rugby tournament for small schools. All 24 children were able to represent the school and played 3 games each against schools in the area. The largest credit goes to the children who were able to get themselves

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Graveyard Maths

This week Year 5/6 have been investigating Roman Numerals. We have looked at historical events and some wacky facts. We wanted to make the numbers more “real” so headed off to the church with the, much appreciated, help of a governor to look at dates and numbers on head stones and translate these to or from Roman Numerals. The visit

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On your marks…get set… PO! (tato)

Year 5/6 were given a seed potato and told to get on with it! They researched – everything from pH levels, “poo” water, earthing up etc. Last week the gardening club ate Mr Naylor’s harvest! This week we opened the sacks and rooted through looking for goodies. Some had great success and some had even eaten theirs as potato salad

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Gardening Club grin and eat it

Gardening club for the last two Tuesdays have been reaping what they sow.   We foraged around the garden and munched on – Cherries, strawberries, raspberries, pea tops and pods, radish, lettuce and nasturtium flowers.                        Some things went down better than others! And now we are looking forward to

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Weighty problems in the garden

How much bird seed does a bird eat? How much does the bird feeder weigh and how many seeds get eaten a day? Year 5 had a series of maths lessons in the garden looking at converting weights from grams to kilograms; answering questions about the amount of seeds in packets using ratio and estimating the ratio of plants that

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TriGolf Success 2018

TriGolf 2018 On the twenty first of June Joules, Tom Grant, Martha, Annie, Tom Craig and Tom Hurt went to a golf tournament at Anthony Gel to compete in a golf tournament against 5 different schools Kirk Ireton, Middleton, Carsington, Wirksworth, Bonsall. This year we came 1st ! There were 10 activities. The first activity was were you had 10

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