Our learning this week

We have started reading ‘Stig of the Dump’ together and answering questions.  In writing, we have learned about miracles and wrote a diary entry as an observer.   We have been exploring water resistance through the development of Viking vessels, adapting our designs to make improvements.  Additionally, we have written as if we were Vikings to explain how our ships were constructed in order to travel further and invade!




Autumn Term

Our concept is Change – Is it possible to always produce a positive consequence from change?

This term, we have studied Earth and Space, describing the movements of the Earth, Moon and other planets relative to the Sun, analysing previous beliefs that the Earth was the centre and how early mathematicians and astronomers gradually changed opinions.

We have explored the properties of materials which has enabled us to make predictions and discuss the suitability about the use of certain materials in boats.  We had a go at making our own boats, adapting a design with flat edges.  This has further supported us to offer considered comments regarding Anglo-Saxon artefacts and their purpose, and why our knowledge of settlers changes as we discover more.

In Geography, we have thought about the reason for the movement of settlers – did they choose to leave or did they have to leave?  We have also talked about the consequences of change as new settlers come to a land – why they would choose a place, what they would need to survive and how they would adapt the land.

We have interviewed ‘Banksy’ and debated the consequences of his artwork appearing in Great Yarmouth.  We have just applied to be Trainee Astronauts by writing a persuasive letter.

In Art, we have learned how to control pencil width and depth, to create perspective and compositions when sketching the artefacts and painting poppies using the medium of watercolors.





Year 5 visit to the Time and Tide Museum

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Time and Tide Museum on Friday 26th November.  The lives of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings were brought to life by the staff at the Museum and greatly supported the learning of the pupils.  The experience enabled them to engage with the activities of: archaeology where they used a metal detector and debated the value of finds; creating a settlement by deciding what to take on a voyage (and becoming a ship!); brooch making using symbols; how weapons were utilised to support successful campaigns;  and taking part in the story of St. Edmund.