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Year 5's trip to the Deep

Year 5 went on an educational visit to the Deep in Hull, because of all the Film Literacy work linked to the common clown Anemonefish. It was the perfect place to visit and gather lots of essential knowledge and to see how the fish live in the sea. Whilst Year 5 were visiting the aquarium, special conservationists were there talking about the 'saw fish' which has a conservation status of either endangered or critically endangered depending on their breed. It was great to see the 'Green saw fish' at the Deep and we are hoping to find out more about them before the end of the year.

We had such a fantastic time in the different zones and watching the penguins being fed in the Kingdom of Ice was a particularly special moment, it certainly wasn't an average Wednesday. We all had a great day!


Y5's trip to National Media Museum

The children watched a film called Big this was all about engineering and structures and how they take their lead from nature. The children also took part in two workshops.  In the first one they looked at reptiles and snakes and learnt how studying animal has help to develop useful day to day items. The second workshop was on cockroaches, scorpions and stick insects they studied how animals adapt to their surroundings, this has helped us to develop things such as camouflage. The children heard their voice echo through a long tube, and got lost in mirrors. They took part in a live experiment on changing how we see the world around us. Having fun finding the answers as they explored light and sound and discovered the building blocks of the technology that surrounds us every day.


Y5'S assembly was about the Jewish Festival Tu BiShvat this is a Jewish holiday occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. It is also called "Rosh HaShanah La'llanot", literally " New Year of the trees". In contemporary Israel, the day is celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration. 

Year 5 made some short film sequences by narrating their sentences to go with their screen shots from the short animation ' The Lighthouse '  We ordered the screen shots based on our understanding of the film then added descriptive sentences using fronted adverbials for the narration using Ipads.

Year 5B and 5A had a fantastic time at Bagshaw Museum on Wednesday and enjoyed lots of Ancient Egyptian experiences including embalming a mummy, creating a cartouche and handling objects that were over 3,000 years old. Our children were a credit to the school and displayed exemplary behaviour at all times. Well done Y5! 

This week Year  5b went outside to look for portals to take us to Alchemy Island to continue our topic work. We came up with some interesting human (man made) and physical (natural) examples around the playground.