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Bedford Hall Methodist Primary School

Bedford Hall Methodist Primary School

Year 5

Autumn Term 1 2018

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This half term our topic has been PHARAOHS. We have been learning all about what life was like in Ancient Egypt. We had an amazing time during our Egyptian Day; we dressed up as Egyptian farmers, High Priests, Pharaohs and Egyptian princesses and learnt all about the history of Ancient Egypt through drama and story-telling, all whilst getting to handle Egyptian artefacts!

We have also found out where Egypt is in the world.  It has been interesting comparing the geographical differences between Ancient Egypt to Egypt today.


In science, we have been learning about space. We carried out an investigation to explore the sun’s apparent movement across the sky. Throughout the day we drew around our shadows, measuring them and recording their length and direction.


We have also really enjoyed our communication lessons in English. We have discussed a number of questions including, ‘What makes us human?’ which also linked to our class value ‘Equality’.

Autumn Term 2 2018

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Great  Expectations

This half term, we have been reading ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens. To introduce the story, we had a mysterious table set up in our classroom. After reading, we discovered that it was Miss Havisham’s wedding table and that, after having her heart broken, she remained in her wedding dress for the rest of her life! We really enjoyed listening to the story and creating exciting pieces of writing based on it.


Our Medieval Banquet!

At the start of the half term we were invited to attend a medieval banquet, which linked to our creative curriculum topic ‘Princes, peasants and pestilence’. At the banquet, we tried some traditional medieval dishes such as meat pies, herb potatoes and tarts!


Manchester Jewish Museum

We have also visited Manchester Jewish Museum to follow on with our R.E work on Judaism. It was amazing to see inside a Synagogue and handle Jewish artefacts. We learnt about the routines that happen inside a Synagogue and about Shabbat.

Super Scientists!

In Science we have carried out a number of experiments to investigate how forces work. We discovered how gravity works and how to measure gravity using a newton meter. We also investigated the effects of air resistance on falling objects and created our own parachutes to test for the best results.


Spring Term 1 2019

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Education Sunday

This half term we took part in Education Sunday where we worked on our school vision ‘Without Limits’ we discussed what this meant and then wrote our own acrostic poems that included our ideas. Some of us then performed these in Chapel in front of school, members of the church and our friends and family.


Living things and their life cycles

As part of our Science work on ‘Living things’ we dissected a flower in order to study the male and female reproductive parts. We are now able to describe the full life cycle of a plant!


We also have a visit from ‘Animals Take Over’ were we were able to get up close and personal with minibeasts, mammals, reptiles and birds.


We love Zumba!


We have really enjoyed getting active and having fun in our PE lessons this half term doing Zumba.


We have also really enjoyed learning French and using the bilingual dictionaries to translate new words.


Summer Term 1 2019

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We had a very exciting start to our half term as it was World Book Day!

To celebrate we dressed as our favourite book character, designed our own book covers and to finish the day we read a book of our choice to some of the younger children in school.

We are also very lucky to be part of the Mental Health programme for schools. We had a visit from a world champion athlete – Jenner Downing – and took part in a range of activities to help promote healthy minds and bodies.


Our visit from Healthy Hearts also taught us about keeping out hearts healthy and how to perform resuscitation.


To link with our topic about the Tudors, we have designed and made our own Tudor pouches. We have learnt how to do a running stitch, back stitch and a cross stitch. We are very proud of our work!


Winmarleigh Hall

We had a very exciting start to our half term as we went on our residential trip to Winmarleigh Hall! Some of the activities we did were, abseiling, high ropes, trapeze, canoeing and raft building. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and even conquered some fears!


HH Kids

We also had a visit from HH kids where we took part in a drug and alcohol workshop. We discussed the effects that drugs and alcohol have on our bodies and how we can deal with peer pressure.

Science materials

In science our topic is materials and their properties. We designed our own tests to find out the different properties of materials. We looked at whether materials were magnetic, hard, flexible, transparent and permeable.


French day

On Tuesday 21st May we had FRENCH DAY. We travelled to different French speaking countries and learnt all about their culture. We tasted traditional French food and learnt how to give our opinion in French.

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