Autumn 1 Week 4- Year 5

It has been another busy week in year 5. We have continued to build our place value knowledge by counting forwards and backwards in powers of 10 and have begun our new English unit based around an exploration text. In RE, we have been discussing the Blessed Sacrament and looked at how the Catholic belief towards it is different from other Christian denominations. We have also been learning about St Vincent De Paul and how his beliefs shaped his life.

The highlight of our week was, of course, our trip to the Chiltern Open Air Museum. We began the day by taking part in an Anglo Saxon Workshop. Cara-Jessie took on the role of the Earl and kindly let us into her homestead. During this time, we learned about Saxon runes, games, made jewelry and had the chance to handle some objects that told us more about Saxon life. Year 5 also learnt the important skill of thatching and perfected their hammer skills! At the end of our session, we learnt about Saxon beliefs and how they converted to Christianity from Paganism. For this, we had a visit from a very important visitor- a bishop portrayed by Mikey.

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We were lucky enough to enjoy fantastic weather and so ate outside. After this, we headed down to the playground to burn some energy.

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We then made our way to our archaeology workshop. Here we used a range of historical skills to answer questions and learn about the past. This included digging for artifacts and looking for evidence in artificial poo!

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The coach was very quiet on the way home with most of Year 5 dosing off! It was a fantastic day and we even caught glimpses of Horrible Histories being filmed.


From next week, P.E will be on Thursdays instead of Tuesdays to accommodate a rugby coach working with another year group.


I have a great weekend.


Mrs Lines