Walls and Barricades the “Big Wall”

The new topic in Year 5 is Walls and Barricades which is all about famous walls and castle defences. To kick off this topic each class built a wall out of junk material. We evaluated our walls against three criteria. Which was the biggest, which was the strongest and which was the neatest. The children in each class worked really well displaying fantastic team work.

Holly classes’ wall was definitely the biggest.

Hazel classes’ wall was definitely the neatest.

We have yet to test it for strength. Watch this space.

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Moving Toys

As part of our leisure topic, Year 5 created their own moving toys. First, they had to investigate levers to learn how to make the toys move. Then they had to decide on a theme and a target audience. The results were outstanding. Click continue reading to see all of their fantastic examples.

Click on the link to have a go yourself and then bring it to show us in Year 5. Link: making a moving toy

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Year 5 Leisure Topic

Our Spring 1 topic was based on leisure activities. Year 5 were tasked with a homework project to produce something which showed what they enjoyed in their leisure time. In spectacular Year 5 style the children with the help of their parents produced some fantastic responses. Well done Year 5.


Banyan and Beech visit the Tower of London

As part of our history topic ‘Crime and Punishment’
Banyan and Beech in year 4 visited the Tower of London.

We began by taking the train….

We took part in a Crime and Punishment workshop….

We ate our lunch within the splendid grounds…..

We sat in the Tower and thought about what life was like for the prisoners. Can you tell how they were feeling by the expressions on our faces?

Can you guess the name of the bridge in the background?

We really enjoyed our visit!!!!