Year 5

15 Feb

Year 5 Digestive System Exploration

In Year 5 today we had lots of fun learning about the parts and functions of the Digestive System as part of our IPC unit, ‘Being Human’.  We took part in an exciting practical activity which helped us to explore how food travels through the body, passing through different organs. The French speakers among us completed the activity with Tr. Laure in French.   ...

01 Feb

The Great Debate – Years 5 & 6

Yesterday in Years 5 & 6  the children had a fantastic day of collaborative learning while researching, planning arguments and taking part in debates on a range of global issues in line with their IPC units. Through this they were really able to develop their  sense of international mindedness. Additionally, they developed their cooperation and communication skills, while also showing thoughtfulness, respect and adaptability throughout their tasks.  A great day was had by all! ...

30 Jan

Swimming – Breaststroke

In Key Stage 2, our breaststroke journey is well underway. It is exciting to see the children’s eagerness to learn the correct breaststroke leg and arm movement. At the end of our journey, the timing of the stroke will help us learn when to kick, pull, breathe and glide to make the full stroke breaststroke. ...

18 Jan

Year 5 Entry Point – Being Human

Year 5 had a super day yesterday during the Entry Point to their new IPC unit – ‘Being Human’.  The children considered different opinions about what it means to be human and then shared their own thoughts.  With Tr. Ronnie’s guidance they worked up a sweat and explored heart rates before, during and after exercise. They took part in an exciting carousel of activities related to the senses of hearing, smell and sight.  As part of the Knowledge Harvest they...

07 Dec

Year 5 ‘AD 900’ Trip!

We all thoroughly enjoyed our Year 5 trip last week. The mosque visit was very informative and the children behaved with the utmost respect. We really appreciated the fabulous views of Kampala from the top of the minaret. At the Uganda Museum the children really put their learning in to practice while studying Ugandan historical artefacts and discussing what we could learn about the past from them. We finished off with a delicious ‘Mayan’  lunch at ‘Que Pasa’ before heading...

23 Nov

Year 5 Entry Point – Existing, Endangered, Extinct

This morning Year 5 were very excited to enjoy the Entry Point to our new IPC unit Existing, Endangered, Extinct. We had a fascinating visit from an Ambrosoli parent who is an entomologist. She taught us a great deal about insects and raised lots of interesting questions which we will enjoy exploring over the coming weeks. ...

22 Nov

AD 900 Year 5

In Year 5 Karuma students made African masks using cardboard and spray paint. We went around the school to take pictures in different spaces. ...

16 Nov

Busy in Year 5!

We have been learning about shape in Maths when we used Venn diagrams to sort shapes using their properties, and also when creating a Mayan temple in Design and Technology. In IPC, 5 Elgon thought about why the Vikings raided and setlled in other countries. We use a visual thinking routine called ‘Tug o’ War’ to thin about the positives and negatives of doing this. ...

08 Nov

Swimming – Backstroke

Our freestyle unit has come to an end in Key Stage 2. Swimmers now understand how a good freestyle stroke looks like and have been working on every detail of their stroke technique. We have  started our backstroke unit where children are developing the correct backstroke kick, arm movement, catch, head position and body roll. ...