Author: Miss Cammiss


Aboriginal art

Today, we revisited our 'Our World' topic from last half term to finish off our learning about the continent of Australia.

We were SO lucky that one of our class members owns a didgeridoo and was kind enough to bring it in to show us all. After a demonstration, everyone had a go at trying to…

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Posted on 8 November 2019

Category: Year 5

Tags: Class 5

Seven Worlds, One Planet

Following our topic of 'Our World', David Attenborough has released a new series airing on BBC every Sunday evening. 

The series follows a different continent every week - just like we did in class!

Episode one was all about Antarctica, and surprisingly about the abundance of life that can…

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Posted on 28 October 2019

Category: Year 5

Tags: Class 5

Space Buggys

Today we made our space buggies using all the information we have learnt about the planets in our solar system. The children chose a planet to design a space buggy for and created a design which had a practical specification. For example some children's space buggies designed for Mars included…

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Posted on 25 October 2019

Category: Year 5

Tags: Class 5

Reasoning Champions

To further our reasoning and problem solving skills linked to addition and subtraction, we have had a go at some super tricky maths questions this morning.

The children worked very hard with their partners to crack the problem and we even ended up with multiple solutions!

Once we had…

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Posted on 17 October 2019

Category: Year 5

Tags: Class 5

Space Buggys: design phase

Following last week's computing lesson in which we researched the conditions and terrian of a chosen planet, we have now started to design our SITE project for this half term. We will be making a 'planet buggy' which will be suited to travel on a different planet.

We started by drawing our…

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Posted on 17 October 2019

Category: Year 5

Tags: Class 5

Learning Logs

Wow, wow, wow!

Class 5 were set the task of designing a home which would be suitable for another planet.

Everyone has absolutely blown me away with their efforts and research. From diagrams to information pages to models, I could tell that everyone had tried super hard to ensure their…

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Posted on 10 October 2019

Category: Year 5

Tags: Class 5

Topic Visitor

A huge thank you to one of our Governers who came in to Class 5 today to share her knowledge of Africa with us.

We learnt about apartheid and why all the borders between countries in Africa are straight lines. The children worked together to come up with a fantastic definition of democracy - we…

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Posted on 10 October 2019

Category: Year 5

Tags: Class 5

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Since starting Year 5, the children have settled excellently and I am sure their great behaviour will continue, which has only made me more excited to work with them this year. We have started by setting out expectations of UKS2 including recapping our learning for life…

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Posted on 5 September 2019

Category: Year 5

Tags: Class 5

Modern Day Slavery

Today we had a visitor called Ele from the Just Enough Group, who delivered a very inspiring workshop about Modern Day Slavery.

We learnt the story of how William Wilberforce started the process of banning slavery in the early 1800s but was ignored by the government. After collecting signatures…

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Posted on 5 July 2019

Category: Year 5

Tags: Class 5

Herd Farm

Herd Farm Residential was an amazing two days where everyone pushed themselves to their limits and managed to overcome their fears - our favourite thing to say since getting back has been, "I didn't want to do it because I was scared, but then I did and I loved it!"

We all had such an…

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Posted on 3 July 2019

Category: Year 5

Tags: Class 5

Day in the life of a High School Student

Today we have experienced a day in the life of a high school student at Wetherby High School. The children loved having the chance to mix with their Bramham friends for the day and get to know each other a little more in the run up to our residential in a couple of weeks. They were also commended…

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Posted on 10 June 2019

Category: Year 5

Tags: Class 5

Art Day

On our whole school art day, Year Five studied the impact of plastic pollution on marine life, in particular, whales. We were shocked to hear just how much damage plastic pollution can have on our oceans and quickly became very passionate about the topic. As a result, we were able to produce some…

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Posted on 15 May 2019

Category: Year 5

Tags: Class 5