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21st May 18
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Year 5

Year 5


In Year 5 we use topics as the stimulus around which our learning is based. Throughout the school year we cover:

The Tudors and Stuarts, The U.S.A., Water, The Rainforest, South Africa and The Vikings,

Each topic gives us the opportunity to explore the world and how we see it in many different ways.

We have one teacher in our class- Mrs Miller,  STA and Learning Mentor- Mrs Scott and STA- Mrs Sloan.

In Year 5, we always strive to achieve and be the best that we can be. We are not frightened to make mistakes as we learn from them and we know that help is always readily available.

Below are the parents letters that inform you of what we are doing each term. Please have a look and if you have any questions do not hesitate to call the school or drop in to see a member of staff.

The Life Bus


Year 5 have been very lucky to spend an afternoon on The Life Bus with Jackie. She taught us all about our bodies, the different systems that make it work and how to keep it healthy. We also discussed choices we make about what we put in to our bodies and how we shouldn't be peer pressured in to doing something that we do not want to and know is wrong. Jackie taught us about drugs- how some were medicines and others were illegal and had a very negative impact upon our bodies. As well as this, we learnt about drugs which we can buy in the supermarket: cigarettes, alcohol and caffeine. 

Cosmos Planetarium


Year 5 have had an 'out of this world' experience today with a visit from Steven at The Cosmos Planetarium. They have taken part in two planetarium sessions, learning about the Moon, Sun, Pluto, Saturn and Tim Peak's life changing mission aboard the International Space Station. As well as this, the class have made Mars Egg-drop Landers, to simulate a landing on Mars- the aim was for the egg not to break when they dropped their lander onto the surface. The children had a smashing time!!! Our winners were Team Unicorn Arrivals and Team Eggcellent- well done!

Tullie House and The Guild Hall


Year 5 visited Tullie House and The Guild Hall. This was to help us with our topic- The Tudors. We learnt about Tudor life in Carlisle and how people from different social classes would live in Tudor times. During the Tullie House session, teams investigated artefacts in chests and made predictions as to whon each chest belonged to and why. They even got to dress up as the Tudor person!

In The Guild Hall, we learnt about the different trades and guilds that would meet there and what they would do. This gave us an insight into what people would do for a living during the Tudor era.

REACT Science Show


Years 5&6 visited the Lakes College to take part in the REACT Science Show, which was delivered by the National Science Museum.

The children watched an amazing display about how the digestive system works. They were taken on a journey from when food enters the body through the mouth to when it leaves when you visit the loo!!

The boys and girls even got to meet our local MP Trudy Harrison.