Welcome to Year 5
Long Term Overview- Year 5
On 12th October, as part of our topic on the World Wars, we visited Middleport Pottery to see the Weeping Window display. We reflected on how each poppy represented someone who had given their life in combat.
We learnt more about the history of Middleport Pottery and we had chance to go inside a Victorian bottle kiln.
We now know what a saggar makers bottom knocker does!
Y5 have been developing their riding skills this week and a lot of the class have been learning how to safe safe on their bikes during Bikeability training.
RAF 100 Years Science Fair
To commemorate 100 years since the founding of the RAF, Staffordshire University held a Science Fair. We went along to experience lots of different stalls and activities celebrating Science, Technology and Engineering and had lots of fun getting hands-on with giant snails, snakes, robots and retro-toys from the past! A great morning was had by us all- and we even met our local MPs, Ruth Smeeth and Gareth Snell.
On 4th October it was the feast day of St Francis of Assisi, Y5's class saint. We learnt more about St Francis and wrote prayers inspired by St Francis's Canticle of Praise. Y5's assembly was all about the life of St Francis, we learnt that he was one of the first eco- warriors and that he is the patron saint of ecology and the environment.
Art- World War Commemorative Tiles
Inspired by our recent trip to Middleport Pottery, we have designed and painted our own commemorative war tiles. In keeping with Middleport's own design, we were restricted to using mainly black, white and red paints. After choosing our favourite design idea, we used tracing paper and china graph pencils to transfer the design outline onto the tiles, mixed the colours and painted.