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Y5 Scarbrough

Welcome back to the Summer 2 term, I can hardly believe we are in the last half term of this academic year, I have enjoyed my year with fab five!  As part of our SUDs (Sustainable Urban Drainage ) project we planted 500 plants in our peace garden and most of which are now growing well.  Our chicks continue to thrive and we will soon discover which are cockerels! We released our butterflies, all 33 of them into the wild to continue their life cycle process so if you see a Painted Lady flying around it could be one of ours.  We have had some lovely Summery weather and I think we should be can be optimistic for the rest of the term!  Our topic for this half term  is "A whale of a time in Whitby". It is a geography based topic and the children will be learning to: 

  • Use geographical skills, reading maps and compasses.
  • Identify towns and cities of the UK
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region in the UK

Our launch activity is a residential trip to Whitby where we hope to have a whale of a time!

Linked to our topic we will learn to create tension in narrative.     frown

In R.E. we will look at the Christian and Sikh faiths.  In art we will be using acrylics to create vibrant landscapes from Whitby and 3D sculptures using driftwood, sea glass and other beach-combing finds.

In maths we begin the term with geometry looking at angles and properties of shape.

 Swimming lessons  will continue until the end of this school year.  Please ensure P.E. kit is always in school as we have PE as well as swimming.  We need to practice for sports day too!

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 it.


A whale of a time in Whitby!

Even more Whitby photos

Our landing activity - modern day Egypt and taste testing

All mummies - no daddies!

Fun in the sun! We enjoyed our barbecue, assault course and various other activities on our treat day

Look at Woody now!

Our scarecrow for the Tickhill Scarecrow Festival 5th May 10.00 - 4.00. Based on the book "And Tango Makes Three"

Goodbye beautiful butterflies

What No Mummies! - Our trip to Doncaster Museum

Drying out in the incubator

Our beautiful brood of six

Watching our caterpillars for our life-cycle topic

World Book Day

We had an amazing day out at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve as part of our SUDs project

We were reminded about staying alert crossing the road and being safe on our bikes

Fun in the snow!

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.