Over the last 2 weeks the children in Year 5 became journalists to report a recent shocking scandal that occurred on Fairy-tale Avenue. The Three Little Pigs were accused of killing the Big Bad Wolf when they placed a pot of boiling water under their chimney. Were the Three Little Pigs guilty? Or was it a case of self defence? Here are some of the journalistic newspaper reports produced by the children in Year 5.

Christmas Jumper Day

This afternoon in Year 5 we have been getting in the Christmas spirit! We wore Christmas jumpers, had Christmas party lunch boxes and watched the Chronicles of Christmas. We are all feeling very festive after this afternoon!

Christmas Door Afternoon!

On the afternoon of 2nd December, all classes across school took part in our Christmas Door Decorating Afternoon. All the children (and staff!) had a fantastically festive afternoon, listening to Christmas songs and making decorations to display on their classroom doors. The end results look amazing and have definitely made Kexborough Primary look a little more festive!

A big thankyou to all the staff and children for their hard work and ambitious designs!

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King Alfred the Great

As part of our Vikings topic we have been learning about a King known as Alfred the Great. The children in Year 5 gathered information about him and produced some fantastic fact files as part of their topic work.

Happy Halloween!

During the last week of school before the October half term the children created Halloween poems. We discussed the various techniques used in poetry such as rhyme, alliteration and syllable patterns. The children then had the freedom to design their own spooky Halloween poems! Here are some examples below. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.

Viking Seascapes!

Over the last 7 weeks, Year 5 have been practising key techniques in painting and collage to create a masterpiece of a Viking longboat/seascape.

We have learnt about various techniques in collage such as tearing and layering and have experimented with various paint techniques such as splatter painting and blow painting.

The children have worked extremely hard on their masterpieces and their effort has completely paid off! Just look at some of the fantastic sea scapes our children have created.

Separating Mixtures

Year 5 were tasked with the problem of separating a number of mixtures. They were given a wide range of apparatus and resources that they had to select and then use to separate the mixtures. There were many successes but also some incidents where children had to go back to the ‘drawing board’ and think again as their first attempts had not worked.

The children worked in teams to discuss the most appropriate method based on prior learning and had to think carefully about the apparatus most suitable for the task. We will be learning more about reversible and irreversible changes in our science lesson this week.

We are Vikings!

Today, our year 5 children were very fortunate enough to visit Murton Park and spend the day being Viking settlers. It was an outdoor, hands on day full of physical tasks and team building opportunities.

We learnt all about the Vikings and how they used to live.

We learnt how to be farmers and had a go at ploughing the fields! It was hard work!

We made our very own oil lamps out of clay…

We even learnt how to make our own bread out of wheat!

And finally, the most fun part of the day (although it was a tough choice) had to be when we all got the opportunity to be Viking warriors! We were given spears and shields and we had to defend our settlement from intruders.

We have had such a fantastic day being Viking settlers. Some of the children even said they didn’t want to leave and they wanted to stay living as Vikings! We can’t wait to learn more about the Vikings in our topic lessons next half term.