Class 11 and Class 12
This term, our topic is Castles. We are looking forward to finding out all about where and why castles were built and what life was like inside castles. We will be visiting Mountfitchet Castle later in the term.
In English, we have been reading ‘Why the Whales Came’ by Michael Morpurgo. The children have very much enjoyed the story so far and have written some excellent persuasive writing based around the book.
In Geography, Year 5 have been learning how to use an OS map, looking at the symbols used and contour lines. In particular, they have compared the features of our local area with the area around Llangollen (where some of the children will be going for their residential visit.)
The children are enjoying completing their mathletics homework. Why not ask them to share with you?
In Science, we have been thinking about separating materials. We mixed salt and water together a few weeks ago and have watched as the water has evaporated. Most of our experiments are now simply left with a cup full of salt crystals.
Class 11 and 12 have been learning about castles in the medieval times. They started off by finding out about the very first castle called a Motte and Bailey – they even made their own!
A few weeks ago, the Year 5 children had a very exciting day using recyclable materials to create model dragons. They had to use their problem solving skills to work out how to attach different junk. Finally, they used papier-mâché on the models and shared them with the rest of the school.
During book week, the children were reading the well-known Michael Morpurgo book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ and made collage islands using the description in the story to help them.
They had a fantastic visit to Mountfitchet, where they got to experience medieval life in a castle.