This week, Year 5 were lucky enough to visit the Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth to learn all about Vikings and Anglo-Saxons and the battle between them for land in East Anglia. The day ended with a Viking ship burial of a Viking called Sidgard. During the day, the children got to: learn about the journey to England from Scandnavia, learn about the tension from the perspective of a Saxon, use a metal detector to learn about how historical discoveries are made and learn how to be a Viking warrior, using a shield and (rubber!) axe. All the children had a wonderful time and were excellently behaved.
Year 5 visited the Norfolk Showground to experience the science behind farming and the many career opportunities available. We health-checked a lamb, studied the effects of fertiliser, investigated where our food comes from and rode a tractor!
As part of their RE Week, Year 5 visited The Salvation Army in Dereham. They are answering the Big Question ‘Is it Fair?’ and were able to find out about the foundations of The Salvation Army and what they do to tackle poverty and injustice in our society today.
Some students from Pankhurst Class, Year 5, were calculating the perimeter and area in a real-life context. They worked in teams to apply learnt skills to calculate the costs of carpets, lawn seeds and fencing for their ‘new’ flats that they had been designing.
Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their Harry Potter Day and successfully passed their O.W.L. examinations. They investigated the transparency of Harry’s bed curtains, the flexibility of wands, rocket fuel for the Weasley twins and insulation to keep frozen troll tears from melting.
Students celebrated World Science Day and all thing scientific on Friday by carrying out practical experiments throughout the day. What fun learning!