Year 5B

Rocket Building

posted 11 Jul 2017, 13:48 by Catherine Orrin

Today, we met with our new classes for next year. It was a pleasure to meet the 'soon to be' 6B and work together to create and fire some superbly aerodynamic water / air rockets. A wonderful team building morning with kind, polite and respectful children. I am definitely looking forward to September and further learning adventures we will have together.
Photograph of Michael, Lewis, Ariana attached below also. 

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom!

posted 23 May 2017, 00:46 by Lorna Cameron

This term, we have been reading the book There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar, which the children have really enjoyed. This week, we have been writing scripts in groups, which are based on the book, and then performing them. We have then translated the scripts into direct speech to practise correct speech punctuation.


posted 23 May 2017, 00:39 by Lorna Cameron

As we've been learning about the Ancient Egyptians, we have designed and created cartouches in Art! Over the past few weeks, the children have practised writing in hieroglyphics, designed their own cartouches and then created them using clay.


posted 22 Mar 2017, 01:41 by Lorna Cameron

As our current topic is Ancient Egypt, this week in English we are writing instructions for mummification! The children really enjoyed acting out the steps to mummification to help them understand the process.

Understanding Others

posted 15 Mar 2017, 01:07 by Lorna Cameron

This week, we have been looking at how we can understand others better. We have learnt what empathy means and the children acted out scenes in groups where they showed empathy.


posted 15 Mar 2017, 00:54 by Lorna Cameron

Over the past two weeks, we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptian pyramids. We created 3D pyramids and wrote facts about the pyramids on the outside of them.

World Book Day!

posted 3 Mar 2017, 04:51 by Lorna Cameron

Lots of children in the class dressed up as their favourite books characters today to celebrate World Book Day! We shared our favourite books with one another in class and wrote book reviews about them.

Gorseland History Project

posted 3 Mar 2017, 04:37 by Lorna Cameron

Before half term, Swallows class were learning about the history of the school. We were fortunate enough to have previous Gorseland staff members and pupils visit us to discuss their time at Gorseland and how it had changed since then. The children created a list of questions to ask them, which they then used in an interview with them.

Solids, Liquids and Gases!

posted 7 Jan 2017, 01:54 by Lorna Cameron

This week we have been learning about solids, liquids and gases in science. The children acted out the movement of the particles in each.




posted 5 Dec 2016, 04:46 by Lorna Cameron

We are currently looking at the picture book Journey by Aaron Becker.
This week, the children worked in groups to add interesting and exciting narration to the story.

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