Year 5 immunology

Today Dr Rigby visited us from Lancaster University. She taught us all about the flu virus and how vaccinations protect our bodies. She brought some very cute cuddly viruses which we all loved ( what a shame the real things are not as cute). 
We also put on lab coats, plastic gloves and safety…

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Sports Leader Training in Year 5

Today Year 5 started their training for the Sports Leader Award. We learnt how to organise small groups and play basic games. This training will continue next week. 


 

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Storytelling in Year 5

In literacy we have been reading traditional stories from around the world, mainly about how different animals got their distinguishing features. We have all planned and written our own versions of these.  We have also been looking at effective story telling techniques such as using gestures,…

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Trip to Castle and Maritime Museum

Today we had a jampacked, exciting and busy day of learning at Lancaster Castle and the Maritime Museum.  We  listened to stories about the castle's history (some of them a bit gory!), visited the Roman remains, became archaeological detectives, enjoyed Viking legends, dressed up as Norse…

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The Human Digestive System in action

This morning in Year 5 we have recreated the journey of our breakfast through the digestive system. It was messy but fun for most of us. A few of us were a little squeamish and by the time we reached the end we couldn’t even look. 

 

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Finding patterns in nature

Today in Year 5 we took advantage of the lovely weather to take our sketchbooks outside and look for patterns in nature. Using sketching pencils we drew detailed pictures of leaves, flowers, trees and stones.

 

 

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Wheelchair Basketball in Y5

We had a very competitive (and noisy!) time playing wheelchair basketball with John from Lancaster Bulldogs today. I think you can see how much we all (including Mrs Redmayne) enjoyed it.

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Goodbye to our butterflies!

The big day had finally arrived! After weeks of watching our caterpillars grow larger, build their cocoons and finally metamorphose into beautiful and amazing butterflies, it was time to set them free. To be honest, they weren’t in a great hurry to leave but by the end of the day all had flown…

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Mayor Making Ceromony

Four of our School Councillors attended the Mayor Making Ceremony at Lancaster Town Hall today. It was really interesting to find out what a City Council Meeting is like and also find out more about the new Mayor - Joyce Pritchard. The children represented the school brilliantly.

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Meet the newest members of Year 5

Our caterpillars have reached the end of their long journey and are just beginning to emerge from their chrysalides as fully formed butterflies. This example of complete metamorphosis has been thrilling to watch. It would have been amazing to actually see this huge change inside the chrysalis but…

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Enjoying Sequences in Gym

Today we were joined by Mrs Muckalt to learn more about using effective sequences in gym. We used counter balances and counter tension balances as well as including jumps and different ways of travelling. We had great fun!

 

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Commonwealth Games Y5

Today we went to the University of Cumbria to take part in a Commonwealth Games Event. The children had the opportunity to try a range of different sports such as boccia and archery. Thanks for all the donations for Derian House Children’s Hospice, we raised a fantastic £92. 

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