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Our Learning this Week

Year 5 have had a very busy week! During an immersive incursion on Tuesday, we investigated the societies that preceded us in the history of England. We took part in a range of exciting, hands-on activities that gave us unique insights into the lives of the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings, including: analysing a range of artefacts, from armour to shields and weaponry; playing traditional games from ancient times; and making decorative coins from clay. We even got to try on traditional costumes, and play an Anglo-Saxon horn!


We celebrated Book Week with a hunt for ‘golden tickets’ around the school, and by dressing up in creative costumes of characters from our favourite books. The beginning of Science Week was also marked with a special assembly featuring an interactive live science show on Friday.


On top of all this, we have made great progress in the other subjects in our vast curriculum. In English, we explored using a range of poetic devices to express different moods, and we had fun rehearsing and performing our poems aloud, focusing on varying our expression and tone. In mathematics, we have been learning to calculate percentages of amounts, drawing on previous knowledge about fractions from earlier in the year.


What an incredible week of relating our in-class learning to new and diverse experiences!



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