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Year 5

Exploding Eruptions!

By | Design Technology, geography, Science, Year 5

This half term, Year 5 have been looking at the topic ‘Extreme Earth’. Over the course of 4 weeks, the children have each designed and created their own volcanoes using a plastic bottle, cardboard and newspaper.

We then created our own volcanic ‘eruptions’ using bicarbonate of soda, white vinegar and some red food colouring.

Have a look at our results in the gallery and how the children created their fantastic volcanoes!

Miss Knapp

Year 5 DSAT Sports Festival 2019

By | News, Sport, Sporting Excellence, Year 5

Year 5 had a brilliant day, taking part in the 1st DSAT Sports Festival. Over the course of the day, they had taster sessions for 17 sports, including basketball, curling and long jump. They all were absolutely fantastic and had a go at every single sport with 100% enthusiasm and energy!

 

Take a look at our photos in the gallery.

 

Miss Knapp

Year 5’s Anglo Saxon Day

By | History, Year 5

Year 5 had a very special visitor last week! They got to meet an Anglo-Saxon warrior. Throughout the day, the warrior told the children why the Anglo -Saxons first came to Britain during the rule of the Romans, what they dressed like and why the Vikings came over. 

They were able to carry out an Anglo-Saxon King’s burial and found out what they took with them to heaven, learnt how the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings both went into battle and their war chants. 

Year 5 then learnt about the end of the Anglo-Saxon rule over Britain and how it came to an end through the Battle of Stamford Bridge against the Vikings and the Battle of Hastings against the Normans. 

It was a truly enjoyable day, with the children all learning lots of new facts and information about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.

 

From Mrs Knapp

Happy St Alban’s Day

By | House Carmel, House Jericho, House Jordan, House Sinai, Religious Education, Uncategorized, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 5, Year 6

Today is St Alban’s Day

Our school sets huge value on the quality of courage so let’s take a moment to think about St Alban’s courageous act.

St Alban is venerated as the first recorded Christian martyr in England. His death came as a result of him shielding a priest to whom he had given refuge. It is in the nature of this story that it concerns one who gave his life for his values and beliefs.
Though a legend the story embodies something of the vulnerability that is required if we are to act in courage. Alban quite literally cloaks himself with the garment of the one he seeks to protect and, in doing so, takes his place.
(St Alban’s story: https://www.stalbanscathedral.org/history/story-of-st-alban)

Carmel’s Easter Treasure Hunt

By | FS2, House Carmel, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Carmel’s Easter Treasure Hunt was a great success today. We will announce the winning house in  collective worship tomorrow.

A huge thank you to the House Carmel’s Leaders. They organised the whole day and demonstrated their superb leadership skills.

 

The PTA rewarded all children with a chocolate egg- this was a welcome treat after the fast pace treasure hunt -in the cold Spring air!