Summer 2018

Summer is here already! Year 5 have started their last term brilliantly, and have fully embraced their new topic about The Maya Civilisation! So far, we have learned loads about the Maya hierarchy, religion and the importance of Maize - so important in fact, there was even a god for it! We are having a big focus on Narrative this half term, and so we are kickstarting our English topic with the story of The Hero Twins. This Mayan duo were skilled in the game of Pok-a-Tok - an ancient form of football! We are even planning on having a go of it ourselves... watch this space! 
We have been lucky enough to have been recently visited by Susan, who came from Beamish to tell us all about the ‘Wind in Your Sails’ project. This STEM competition is designed to develop our planning, building and evaluating skills and we have been set the challenge of creating a Wind Mill using only pieces of K’Nex! So far we have planned, built and evaluated our own 3-wheel buggy and we can’t wait to get started on the Wind Mill; It has been fantastic learning from each other, magpie-ing ideas and learning from mistakes. 
Year 5 have been really enjoying our latest Maths topic all about measuring. We have been exploring all about the different units of measurement and the different devices you can use to measure different objects. We have been learning about why it is so important to be able to convert between different units of measurement and also trying to refine our estimation skills.