A better use of bed sheets!

This week, year 5 have used a selection of bedsheets to create their own landforms, which they then used as a basis to investigate human land use. The children used the contours of the land to add a river, forests and pastures, before discussing collaboratively how these might affect human settlements. The pupils recognized the importance of providing human settlements with a water supply, vegetation, building materials, space for livestock and a means of defense. Super work 5RS!

Year 5 Geographers!

After taking part in a gallery walk of photographs taken from the local area, our year 5 geographers were able to distinguish clearly between human and physical features and explain how the latter has influenced the former. They are then going to build on this learning next week by creating a model land form and using the physical features of the land to inform their human settlements and land use. Super work year 5!

A step into the wild!

As we begin our spring expedition, the children have been transported into the depths of the Amazon rainforest as they start to explore our guiding question: ‘Why should we help our planet survive?‘ During hook week, the pupils were first immersed in the wonder of the Amazon, from the rainforest layers to the biodiversity of the species that reside there. To celebrate this, our class designed and created an incredible door display, complete with indigenous species from the rainforest canopy. As the week has progressed, the children have gradually been introduced to the issue of deforestation and have produced some thought-provoking news reports to highlight different perspectives on the subject.

“God Bless Us, Every One!”

As part of our Christmas Expedition slice, year 5 have stepped into the streets of Dickensian London where they have encountered the covetous, old sinner, Ebenezer Scrooge! After recreating the famous character description of A Christmas Carol’s frightful protagonist, the pupils have worked collaboratively to generate powerful vocabulary that will enable them to produce a contrasting description, following Scrooge’s transformation at the end of the novella. What better way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas!

Year 5 Visit to Danum Museum

This week, as part of their The Magic of Motion expedition, year 5 and 6 visited the Rail Heritage Centre at Danum Museum, which is home to two impressive locomotives (No. 251 and Green Arrow) and a large selection of railway memorabilia from the Doncaster Grammar School rail collection. The children were also treated to a fantastic workshop that explored how trains have been on a journey of change over the years. This supplemented their classroom learning brilliantly and provided an exciting, hands-on experience for all of our pupils.

A sprinkle of magic!

The y5 cohort experienced a magical day at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour! From the moment we arrived, the children were immersed in the captivating world of Harry Potter: learning about the filming process, exploring the film sets, costumes, and even partaking in a game of Quidditch!

Scientific Enquiry

There’s no better way to delve into a scientific investigation than by getting your hands dirty, which the children learnt this afternoon. The pupils completed small group work to explore the difference between reversible and irreversible reactions with some messy results!