Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome back!

WHAT CAN WE LEARN ABOUT THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND THE OTHER PLANETS IN IT?

The main focus this term is our topic on ‘Space & Aliens’. We will be investigating the solar system and beyond (particularly the Suns relationship with the Earth) including the possibility of alien life! In the second half term we will be visiting the National Space Center in Leicester, as well as holding a presentation of the children’s learning, with a variety of their work on show.

 

Through cross-curricular learning, we will be exploring these BIG questions…

Are we alone?

What can we learn about the Solar System and the other planets in it?

 

 

 

 

News & Updates

A WWII Feast. 5MH Chefs Cook Up a Storm.

5MH Chefs Cook Up a Storm.   We have been investigating the effects of the Second World War on the people left at home.  We were amazed to find out about rationing and how food was divided between people.  Mr. Harrigan showed us a WWII cookery book and we decided to cook...
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Floating Out a Story.

5MH Write Their Own Version Of Float:     On Wednesday 13th September, we started writing our own version of a picture book called Float. It was an odd book because it had no writing in it, so we had to use deduction, inference and our imaginations. Then, Mr. Harrigan...
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A slippery situation that caused a lot of friction.

5MH put friction to the test:   On Monday 9th October, we were testing the amount of friction we all have in our shoes. To test this we got a wooden slope, then we took off one of our shoes and placed it at the top of the slope. We lifted up the slope, with the shoe on, very...
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SPACE Year 5 Curriculum plan

  Click on the spaceship to reveal a link to our curriculum plan for our SPACE TOPIC.   SPACE Year 5 Curriculum plan
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Take Cover! Take Cover! 5MH Act Out An Air Raid

    5MH are under attack! On Thursday 23rd October, we acted out an air raid from WW2. We made an air raid shelter in the playground and got an air raid siren, that Mr. Harrigan sounded when the shelter was complete. Then we acted like we were people in WW2 that were...
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Why Do Steel Ships Float? Year 5

5MH Learn About Water Resistance: On Monday 6th November we started to learn about water resistance and up thrust. We measured a variety of objects using Newton Meters to get an accurate reading of each objects force.  However, as Andreas is demonstrating, if you rest the object...
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CARELESS TALK COSTS LIVES. 5MH design and paint WW2 Posters:

PAINT TO PERSUADE. On Tuesday the 10th October, we painted WW2 posters. Following our investigation into the use of posters as a  propaganda (persuasive) tool during the war, we got to choose if we drew our posters or if we painted a template. We got taught a special way to paint...
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How to survive a WWII BOMB!

Year 5 Make Anderson Shelters:     On Wednesday 4th October we made our very own Anderson Shelters. We drew templates of Anderson Shelters, then we had to colour, paint or shade them in. Next, we had to cut them out and glue them together. It was a bit complicated but...
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