Spring Term 2024 in Year 5

Just like that we’re at the end of the Spring Term! Even though it’s felt like a very short term, we’ve managed to pack a lot into it in Year 5!!

We’ve travelled back in time this term, to the Victorian era. Using our novel, Street Child by Bertie Doherty, and Oliver! (2005) the film we imagined what it may have been like to live and work in a workhouse. Through activities such as hot seating, the children imagined what it would have been like to live and work during Victorian times. We then created some fantastic diary entries, based on these experiences.

We explored forces in science, and in our outdoor learning sessions, we continued to work towards our Wildlife Challenge Award, with many activities already completed, we’re going all the way and aiming for gold! We finished this term with an Easter-themed scavenger hunt around the school grounds with a treat for everyone at the end!

Our first half-term ended on a high, with a great trip to Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, with the Racing to School charity. Even though the bad weather sadly stopped the racing, it didn’t stop our wannabe jockeys from spending a day immersed in all things maths and horse-racing related! From getting access all areas to see where the horses would be kept, to the weigh-in room and the changings room, there was plenty to keep them busy! They even got to wear their own silks for the day!

Hold the front page!! After half-term, we turned from apprentice jockeys into roving reporters creating our very own newspaper reports documenting how our trip to the races was nearly ruined by the Great British weather!

The children continued with their study of the Victorian era, but this time taking their learning in a direction of their choice; researching Victorian fashion, drawing a portrait of Queen Victoria, building a workhouse floorplan out of Lego or creating a play based in a Victorian classroom. The children have wowed me with their creativity!

Year 5 also showed fantastic teamwork and cooperation during PE sessions with Matthew from Active Wrexham, honing their skills both on and off the football and tag rugby pitches.

We finished the term by leading the school in their Easter celebration in church. We recounted the events of Holy week and their importance in our remembrance of Jesus and what he sacrificed for mankind.