Happy half term!

Over the past few weeks the children have been finding out about Athens and Sparta. We have held a debate to decide which city was a better place to live for its citizens. Following this debate, they were ready to decide which city they preferred and wrote some very persuasive pieces of writing.

During our Science topic, the children have been learning about Forces and have enjoyed the practical experiments. They have had lots of fun making paper spinners and experimenting with air resistance and how it affects the speed at which these fall to the ground.

Every afternoon this week, we have had a strong focus on Christianity and how freedom and justice still feature heavily in today’s society. The children have learnt about the story of Moses, The Ten Commandments and how we can use it in everyday life.

Our Art lessons this half term have included the children using tone and shading to create mythical creatures linking with our Greek topic. Once completed, the children used these to add texture using a variety of materials to create a collage.

On a final note, thank you very much for coming to Parents Evening. It has been lovely sharing with your child’s achievements so far. We hope you have an enjoyable half term and we look forward to welcoming the children back for their ‘Road Trip Round Europe’.


Year 5 Team