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Class 5

Summer Term is here....


Class 5 are going to be very busy during the Summer Term!


The essential question for this term is...

Did the Anglo-Saxons settle for less?


The children will be investigating Anglo-Saxons and will be learning about how they lived. They will also be visiting The Collection later in the term to find out more from the experts.


As last term, P.E will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays so please have a kit in school every day, it is especially important that the children have fresh P.E kit to wear as the weather should be getting warmer!

It is also important that everybody reads at home, the reading challenge has started again so read, collect a signature from an adult at home and you can be in line to win yourself prizes.


Pop back during the term to find out more about what we have been learning about. 


The project for Spring Term is:

"What does it mean to be European?"


From January 2019, our teacher will be Miss Wainwright and our LSA will be Miss Brickwood. 


We will be learning lots of exciting things with our project focus mainly being based around Geography. We will be comparing where we live here in Lincoln, England to towns in Europe. 


Our PE sessions will be on a  Monday and a Tuesday afternoon so please remember to bring PE kits on those days. It is best to keep a PE kit at school all week incase we do extra PE sessions.


Our lunchtime is 12:30, half an hour later than the children are used to from Key Stage 1, so it may be a good idea to bring a healthy snack to enjoy at playtime. There is also the opportunity to buy a healthy snack from the snack shack should your child bring in some money.  Fruit is no longer provided by the school in Key Stage 2.


      Science ~ What do plants need to grow?


We have all been very busy during these first few weeks of this term. In our Science we have been thinking about what keeps plants alive. We carried out an experiment to determine the optimum conditions needed for a plant to grow. We placed cress seeds in various places around the classroom, in the fridge and in a dark cupboard. After observing daily we recorded how much the cress seeds grew. At the start of the experiment we predicted which conditions would be the best and at the end we looked to see if our predictions were correct. 

Visit from an athlete

We had a visit from Emily- Jane Campbell, a bronze medalist in the commonwealth games. She taught us all about the exercises needed to become a great weightlifter. They were hard work! We had to walk like a duck, do jump lunges and practise squatting. She showed us her medals too. 


We have been learning to classify rocks and describe their properties. We created 3 different types of rocks; sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous. We found out that sedimentary rocks are formed due to pressure, metamorphic rocks are created due to heat and pressure and igneous rocks have been heated to magma then cooled. We even created a rock cycle. 


Here is our final cave painting, which we have put together as a class to tell a story. Some show berries being collected by cave people, others show men hunting for meat and some show cave people having fun around a campfire. We decided to use crayons, as felt tips didn’t look like original cave paintings. Paint meant that we couldn’t get much detail.

World Hello Day!

Namaste! We have learnt all about India- the country, festivals and what Indian people eat. 

We tried poppadums and some of us were brave and had mango chutney too. To show that Divali is a festival of light, we made lanterns. 

We found out that India is in Asia and has lots of physical features like mountains, rivers and deserts. Also, it has the second biggest population in the world!


In science, we have been investigating magnets. At first, we thought it was magic, but we soon found out that magnets have a magnetic force which attracts or repels the poles.