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Year 5

Miss Lewis (Class Teacher)

Mrs Read (Support Staff)

Summer 2021

Year 5 have been exploring our local history. We began by exploring where St Albans got its name. We then looked at the various factors that encouraged Anglo Saxon settlers to stay after the Romans had left. Most recently, the children have been role playing as if they were Henry VI. The children explored the reasons behind the Battle of St Albans and then decided whether they would support Richard of York’s side or Edmund Beaufort’s side.

Our writing has linked to our Science investigation of space. The children have written diaries of their (imagined) lunar missions and will be writing newspapers to commemorate the first lunar landing. .

Earlier on in the term we learnt all about mountains as well as developing our watercolour skills by painting our own mountain landscapes.

In Science we turned our attention towards Biology, focusing in particular on different means of reproduction and different types of lifecycles.

With children back in school, we at last have the opportunity to begin exploring some more complicated areas of computer coding; this will include work on HTML and CSS languages as well as using Microbit computers and designing models in 3D.

Finally, with the weather improving, we hope to get onto the field more frequently and enjoy our P.E. sessions where we will work on athletics skills, football and cricket.