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Welcome back to the Spring 2 term, it doesn't seem five minutes since I was writing to you about Spring 1!  Although the weather does not feel very Spring-like at the moment of writing, I can see snowdrops and buds on daffodils, this reminds me of our topic for this half term which is lifecycles.  The children will be learning to:
  • describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  • describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
  • describe the changes as humans develop to old age.

Our launch activity is a trip to a local small holding to visit the pregnant sheep, and hopefully to see the newborn lambs later in the term.  To help us learn more we will be incubating and hatching our own chicks and continuing to observe our stick insects.

On 6th March we are going to Potteric Carr for a day of investigation and exploration in the wild!  This will be followed up by various projects around our school grounds - watch this space!

This month is LGBT month and in English we will be reading "and tango makes three" by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell.  We will learn to write narrative based on all you need is love to make a family heart.  Our art lessons will also centre around this book and we will be learning various drawing and water-colour techniques.frown

In R.E. we will look at the Christian story of salvation leading up to Easter, our class will be leading the Easter service in church, we hope you can join us for that.smiley

February is also the month we discover more about the Chinese New Year and we shall have some exciting activities to do.

In March we will celebrate Commonwealth Day and our chosen country is New Zealand so in P.E. we will be learning the Haka!

 February 22nd will be our first swimming lesson and these will continue until the end of this school year.

So it looks like it's going to be a very busy half term but I'm looking forward to it and hope you enjoy hearing all about itfrown

The Circle Of Life - our visit to the farm

Dates for your diary:

Monday 19th February trip to local smallholding - bring your wellies!

Thursday 22nd February swimming lessons start

Friday 2 March dress up for World Book Day

Tuesday 6th March day at Potteric Carr

Wednesday 14 March Parent Evening

Friday 16 March Creative Homework afternoon 2.30 (lower school 2.00)

Wednesday 21 march Mother's Day Lunch

Thursday 22nd March Easter Church Service led by year 5









Welcome to Woody the Y5 stick insect

On Wednesday 17th January a group of year 5 went to Sir Thomas Wharton Academy to participate in the indoor athletics tournament.  We had worked hard before going honing our athletic skill, on the day, even though we didn't win,   everyone gave their best and had a great time, so proud of what we did achieve, well done to everyone who took part and thanks to the parents who helped with transport.

Indoor Athletics

Christmas Party Time!

Christmas Jumper Day

Marvellous Materials - our trip to STWCC Chemistry labs.

As part of learning about recycling we went on a trip litter picking around Tickhill

Marvellous Materials - We were learning how aluminium is recycled and recycled some ourselves!

Year 5 anti-bullying assembly November 17th

Children in Need 2017

National Poetry Day

Bike fun day!

Our evacuation to Perlethorpe

As you may be aware, last year we had some chickens hatch in our classroom as part of our life-cycle topic.  Our cockerel had to go to a new home as he became rather noisy!  Year 5 currently look after our remaining three chickens: Popcorn, Peppercorn and Piri.  Please do visit them in their coop - they enjoy being given fresh grass.  I will be sending consent forms home for any children who would like to participate in helping to clean and feed the chickens.
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