Year 5 had a fantastic trip to The Museum of London – much enjoyed by all.
Among many other activities, we have also been working on translating shapes in our Math’s lessons. We used peg boards and elastic bands to play a game where one partner made a shape and the other translated it and discussed the move in terms of right/left and up/down.
We finished off some practical science work which we could not complete in the Spring term. The children filtered a mixture of soil and water to find out what happened and we explored magnetism and how magnets can be used to separate some materials.
Miss Nahar and the children have also been busy making tie-dye T shirts for the end of term.
Year 5 had a fabulous time on their school trip to Mountfitchet Castle. Formerly an Iron Age hill fort, this historic site was also a Roman signals fort and later a Saxon and Viking settlement before being attacked in 1066 by William the Conqueror who built a wooden Motte and Bailey castle here. The castle provided an interactive experience for the children with real fires burning and animals roaming freely.
It was lovely to watch the children explore the castle grounds and experience life in Anglo Saxon times – food, clothes, living arrangements, religion, warfare etc. They had a great time, but also learned so much about their History topic.
The children were very well behaved and a credit to their parents and the school. Well done Year 5!