All up and we’ve had breakfast. Boys had to be woken up. Looking forward to our last few activities (see photos below) and then lunch and we’ll see you all at about half 2.
Click the link to find out more about Year 5 are doing this half term. Summer 1 – half termly newsletter
Our power of reading book will be The Journey By Francesca Sanna.
In topic, we will be focusing on Anglo Saxons.
On our trip to Holt Hall we were able to test out our survival skills. First, we built shelters using the resources we could find in the forest around us. Next, we learnt how to build a fire and what was needed to make a fire. We then eat lunch around the fire. After lunch we prepared and cook an apple on the fire. We then had the chance to gut and cook and fish on the fire.
In maths we have been learning about angles. We have learnt about types of angles, angles in shapes and how to measure them. We used masking tape to create angles on the tables and then we measured them. We loved this lesson and ho creative it was!
This half term we have been learning about Survival. We learnt all about shelters and what they need to include. We then used this information to create our own models of survival shelters.
We welcomed adults to our classroom to learn about irreversible changes in science. We found out about this by making salt dough.
On Friday 20th April, Lakenham Primary School will be taking part in Norfolk Welcomes, a day of action in schools across the county celebrating and exploring the many contributions that people seeking sanctuary have made to Norfolk.
Norfolk has a long and rich history as a place of sanctuary and refugee communities have contributed enormously to our shared culture and heritage. One focus for Norfolk Welcomes this year is football. Pupils across the county will discover how refugees have made a mark on the beautiful game locally.
Norwich City FC are supporting the event in recognition that the club’s emblem and nickname ‘The Canaries’ is a legacy of refugee migration into Norfolk.
Football is a great way for people from different backgrounds, speaking different languages, to come together in friendship, and in that spirit we are proud to be joining the many other schools across Norfolk taking part in this event.
We will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday and pupils are welcome to wear either a football strip or green and yellow, and make a suggested donation of £1. All the money donated will go towards New Routes, to provide short-term financial support to refugees and asylum seekers, and Welcome Wheels, a project which aims to provide recycled second-hand bikes and training to refugees in Norwich.
To find out more please visit www.norwichschoolsofsanctuary.org
In Galileo, we have been learning how to make a water filter. We discussed the importance of having clean water and identified it as one of the basic needs for survival. We then made our own water filters, they worked! We then followed this up with writing a set of instruction on How to make a water filter in English.
On Thursday 22nd of Febuary a mountaineer came to teach us about mountain climbing equipment, maps and compasses. First he showed us his bag of equipment including an ice axe, clamp-on’s, coats and nuts.Then he showed us a map of Scotland and taught us about what the different symbols and colours meant. Also, we learnt how compasses work and how to easily measure ten meters.The highlight of the lesson though was a treasure hunt to find small flags around school.
By Harry Blakemore