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What we have been learning in Year 5- Autumn 1
Last half term, Year 5 began their first topic, Business and Enterprise. The topic began with an exciting hook day held at Kent’s Hill where we learnt about different careers including the job role, skills and qualifications needed. During our topic, we wrote for many different purposes by writing a job specification, narrative, healthy living speech and a discussion on whether to sell vegan food at our tuck shop. We learnt how to design and create a product to sell and raised money for our class. During science, we investigated the properties of different materials. The children investigated the way temperature affects solubility, how to separate mixtures and reversible and irreversible reactions.
What we have been learning in Year 5- Autumn 2
This half term we have been learning about Crime and Punishment. Again, we began our topic with a hook day but this time a crime had happened at Lubbins Park. The children became detectives and journalists and wrote a newspaper report about the crime. Around Bonfire Night, we learnt about Guy Fawkes and wrote a letter persuading him to not commit treason. We have also learnt about Banksy and the children created their own Banksy inspired works of art to support the message of anti-bullying. We have read the book ‘Rose Blanche’ and learnt about life in a concentration camp. In Science, we have learnt about forces including drag forces. The children investigated air resistance by creating parachutes.