Year 5

Over the last few weeks at Forest School, Class 5 have enjoyed fun making artwork from natural resources, making tree cookies, building a campfire and having a second attempt at shelters. This time, we also tested our shelters with water!

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Class 5 have been having lots of fun at Forest School! So far, we have explored the Forest School area (including the bank!), made our own shelters and made balancing trails. We can’t wait to find out what else we are going to do over the next few weeks!

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As part of our RE, Class 5 have been learning about why light is important at Christmas. We made candles, and then wrote information about the importance of light for Christians using the information that we found out.

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On 17th October, Years 5 and 6 were visited by Natalie Taylor, an ex-pupil from Colwich.  She is the co-organiser and assistant leader of ICE MAIDEN – the first all-female team to attempt to cross Antarctica coast to coast via the South Pole using muscle power alone.  She set off on 25th October, and you can follow her progress at  We are hoping that she will come back into school in February to talk to us about how the expedition went.

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Class 5 have had a busy start to the year in our ‘Mystery and Magic’ topic. In science, we have started learning about Earth and Space. We made our own models of the solar system, by using different sized objects to represent each planet, and we measured the relative distances of each planet from the sun (on a smaller scale!).

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