Year 5 Modeshift Cycle Stars make it to Clifton Park

After 6 weeks intensive training (and lots of fun!) Year 5 set off on a beautiful autumnal morning for a bikeride to Clifton Park from school.  We had a ride around the park when we got there, a quick breather and a snack, and then rode all the way back.  A great morning out for all.

Dancing to our own tune!

Getting ready for our dance showcase - our topic this term is based on Who am I and we are looking at the growth and development of human beings, as well as the the life cycles of plants and animals.  Our dance is about the evolution of man, and the children are coming up with some inspiring ideas.

Our topic during our return to school was Africa.  Year 5 took a slightly different slant on the topic, and studied the migration of swallows from England to Africa, taking in the sights, smells and sounds of all the countries they pass through on their journey.  We also studied apartheid and how modern technology helped to bring this to an end

As part of our topic on plants and living things, we looked at how Honey bees are key to continuation of all species.  We also disscected flowers to look at the reproductive structure of them and how they are pollinated.

We have been learning about the Huskar Pit Disaster, and the children have written some amazingly emotive pieces about the drowning of 26 children.  We have also written persuasive letters to Lord Shaftsbury, begging him for reform.  To compliment our writing, we used charcoal to draw miners going to work and recreated EdvardMunch's famous painting, The Scream in oil pastels.