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Westleigh Methodist Primary School

Westleigh Methodist Primary School

Year 5

Autumn Term 1 2018

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The children entered the year exploring the topic 'Pharaohs'. We took part in an Egyptian day where we dressed up, studied artefacts, took part in role-play and learnt all about life as an Egyptian. Kaitlyn from Year 5 commented, 'It was really cool, I loved the acting and dressing in Egyptian head wear.'


Autumn Term 2 2018

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To start our topic 'Peasants, Princes and Pestilence', we had our own medieval banquet, here we drank 'wine' and tasted many foods that royal Kings would have eaten in those days. Unfortunately, during our meal one of the guests died from the plague, this lead us on a journey to find out all about the plague: how it spread, how people tried to cure it and the history of life during the medieval times. We explored what life was like as a knight, king and the hierarchy during those times.


Spring Term 1 2019

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This term our topic was 'Beast Creator', we explored reproduction in plants and animals and the life cycle of different animals. We started the term dissecting flowers and looking at the different parts which allow the flower to reproduce. 


We also had a visit from an owl, a snail, cockroaches, a sugar glider, a pygmy hedgehog and even a frog (which loved climbing up our walls!). Not only did we learn some amazing facts about their habitats and how they reproduce so differently, we also got to touch and hold them!


During the snowy weather we took advantage and explored the outdoors (wrapped in our coats and gloves of course). We built a snowman and had lots of fun! 



Spring Term 2 2019

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World Book Day - 7th March 2019

Year 5 have had lots of fun this half term, we dressed as characters from our favourite books for World Book Day. We made book marks using origami and were very lucky as we had a visit from Mrs Lancashire who read a story to us.


In our Science lessons we explored materials and their properties. We used different materials to create a bridge that would allow a car across.

Summer Term 1 2019

See what's happening this term in Year 5  : Summer Term 1 Curriculum Map

 Summer Term 2019

Year 5 had a fantastic trip to Winmarleigh Hall last week. We took part in abseiling, canoeing, raft-building and lots of climbing. We finished our days with a campfire and a disco in the evenings. Westleigh set a fantastic example and used lovely manners at all times, Miss Hunt was so proud she gave us all 200 dojo’s each to spend in the dojo shop! 


Year 5 had a fantastic trip to Ordsall Hall last week. We went back in time to the Tudor period and learnt what life was like. We dressed as lords and ladies and set the table suitable for a king. We made scent bags using herbs, which people would attach to their clothing as they were lucky to get a bath once a year! We really impressed Miss Hunt with our knowledge on Henry VIII and his wives.  


Summer Term 2 2019

See what's happening this term in Year 5  : Summer Term 2 Curriculum Map

A brilliant term had by Year 5. We’ve had lots of visitors to school this half term. We met Gerald the Giraffe in the life caravan; listened to swing, soul and jazz played by Music Alive; painted and created planters using recycled milk bottles and worked in teams during sports day.

We finished the term with a visit to The Westleigh High school where we tested different materials in Science, searched inspirational people in History and played dodgeball in PE. We are super excited to start high school, but cannot wait for our final year in Year 6!