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Goodbye butterflies!

We have had the pleasure of watching our caterpillars develop from tiny caterpillars to beautiful butterflies. We have had lots of discussions about our butterflies and we have learnt a lot about them! It was time to say our goodbyes as we freed our butterflies to continue the life cycle. Well done to all the children who cared for our butterflies.




Year 5 Taster Day

We visited Easington Academy for a taster day filled with fun activities! We experienced a science lesson where we had to create a harness in a real science lab! We got to hold a snake and gecko, stroke a lizard and look at a spider. We finished the day on the field taking part in lots of PE activities. 





Our Butterflies!

Our next English unit will be to write an explanation text about the life cycle of a butterfly and we have been lucky enough to have our own caterpillars and watch them develop into butterflies. The children had to give their caterpillars some food and put them into their new homes. Then, we had to move the caterpillars into a home together where they are beginning to develop into chrysalis'. The children have been incredible with our new little friends, they ask questions and are constantly watching their development. We have been very lucky to watch them grow and develop. More updates to follow! 











We have been having excellent discussions in class about Pride Month. We have looked at the awful life events of Alan Turing and created our own Pride flags and posters. 

Show Racism the Red Card

Year 5 were really mature during their Show Racism the Red Card workshop, they were really made to think and they asked mature, sensible questions. Well done Year 5- we are so proud of you! 






In DT this half term, we are looking at structures. In our first lesson, we created our own structures using newspaper and tape, the children had to make the:  largest free-standing tower, the strongest bridge and the strongest, tallest table. The children enjoyed their tasks and worked hard. 







This week for PE, all of Year 5 have been playing different variations of rounders and cricket. 








Coronation Day

To celebrate the Coronation of King Charles, we have been doing a variety of art activities. Below are some examples of our incredible art work!




















5CB Outdoor Activities 

5CB have now completed their outdoor activities which included paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing. For some it seemed daunting at first, but the children rose to the challenge and achieved so well done to all children!

Art Bytes

Some children have been entered into the Art Bytes competition. Voting is open until Wednesday 26th April. 

Please have a look on the website and vote for your favourite artwork! 



We have been busy researching the life cycles of frogs, barn owls and mammals in our most recent science lessons. The children then became teachers for the afternoon, where they were teaching other members of Year 5 what they had learnt about these animals to create their own information leaflets. The children were brilliant teachers and they learnt a lot from each other. Well done! 


Soft Archery

During one of our Activity Days, Year 5 enjoyed Soft Archery, which was organised by Easington School Sports Partnership. The children were well-behaved and very competitive whilst having fun.  


This half term, Year 5 have started reading 'Middleworld: Jaguar Stones'. The setting of this book is in Belize, the children were tasked with writing a setting description to describe what San Xavier is like. Here are some examples below: 


















Children in 5CB, enjoyed the adverse weather conditions by playing a summer sport (tennis), in the snow!! 



This half term, Year 5 will be looking at Living Things and Habitats where we will be looking at pollination and life cycles. In their first lesson this week, the children dissected daffodils in order to identify their features, we then discussed their functions. 

World Book Day

Following on from our reading week, we continued looking at Dr Seuss. The children were given a range of activities throughout the day, these activities included: acting out sections of 'The Cat in the Hat', drawing 'The Cat in the Hat', rapping another one of his books 'ABC' and watching a live lesson with Michael Rosen. 







George Seurat and Claude Monet

Year 5 have had a busy week!

In art this half term the children have been studying George Seurat and Claude Monet, where the children compared and contrasted pointillism and impressionism. The children concluded their learning by recreating a piece of art using both pointillism and impressionism. 



Charity Run

The children finished their busy week by walking or running a mile for Place2be.  This was a really excellent way to end our week and all the children did really well.