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UK Parliament Week

It is UK Parliament Week. In order to ‘Engage. Explore. Empower.’ the pupils with all things Parliamentary, we will be holding a lunchtime referendum on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

The Big Question asked each day will aim to encourage debate among the children.

The results will be announced first thing the next day.

UK Parliament are […]

November 13th, 2017|

Year 5 Trip to Cromford Mill

Year 5 trip to Cromford Mills

Year 5 had an absolutely brilliant day visiting Cromford Mills to help our learning with this terms history topic: the Industrial Revolution. Our day started by meeting ‘Mr Frost’ a Mill supervisor who was dressed in appropriate clothing to reflect his position of employment at the Arkwright Mill in […]

November 4th, 2017|

Lady of Shalott

In English, Year 5 have been studying classic narrative poetry. We have focused on Alfred Lord Tennyson’s beautifully poignant poem of “The Lady of Shalott”. The children looked carefully at the vocabulary in the poem, picking apart the old fashioned language and creating images of what was being described. We then looked at the story […]

October 23rd, 2017|

Year 5 Science – Pulse and Oxygen Levels

What an interesting lesson Year 5 have had in Science.  They have used a pulse oximeter to determine their pulse rate and the oxygen saturation levels of their body.  Here are some photos of them working, they completed a table of their results to find out what pulse rates and oxygen levels others in the […]

October 12th, 2017|

Year 5 – ICT In Maths

On Wednesday our Year 5 children had some problem solving to do on the computers.  They concentrated well during these lessons and were using their ICT knowledge to logon and their problem solving techniques to answer some tricky questions.  Well done Year 5!




October 12th, 2017|

Main Prep Disco Gets Underway!

The children were full of excitement and fun prior to actually going into the gym for their school disco.  Dave Dee was ready and the time had come for the hair brushing, waxing, spraying to stop so the dancing could commence!  As you can see from the photos the children and teachers always enjoy this event […]

October 12th, 2017|

Team Work for Year 5

Mrs Emmerson-Friend took the Year 5 children outdoors for a team building lesson.  They worked together using a rope to make shapes using their communication skills to talk to each other and make the shape they needed … oh, and all of them were blindfolded except the nominated leader who was the only one able […]

September 22nd, 2017|

Year 5 Tough Maths!

Our Year 5 have began to realise the pace of work has increased significantly since this time last year and on Wednesday in their maths lessons their teachers were re-iterating the importance of checking work, reading the questions correctly and even making sure their work is neat and tidy to avoid any incorrect answers.  During […]

September 14th, 2017|

A Soggy Science Lesson in Year 5

This morning our two Year 5 classes got together to make some water containers.  It may sound a simple task but they were only provided with paper (which they were not allowed to cut), sellotape and scissors (to cut the sellotape only).  The challenge was to make a container that would hold water, the children […]

September 7th, 2017|

First Day Back!

Year 5 have had a fun day back to school today.  Some of us made hot air balloons with Mr Genders and in our class we talked about what we’ve been doing over the summer holidays.  We met new children in our classes, Emily and Joe, and hope that they have enjoyed themselves today too.  Its seems a bit […]

September 5th, 2017|
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