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Year 5 Learning

Academic Year 2023-2024

Anglo-Saxon and Viking Day

Year 5 were joined by History off the Page and put in the midst of the action as Vikings and Saxons! During the morning, they took on everyday tasks including weaving, pottery, metal working and candlemaking, using materials and tools to learn skills as apprentices. In the afternoon, children looked at this time period from a historical perspective and used archaeology to understand how we have learned about the historical tasks performed in the morning. We had a brilliant day and didn’t want it to end!

Computing in Year 5

Children in Year 5 have been enjoying a unit on Purple Mash called 3D Modelling. Using the house template on ‘2Design and Make’, they have learnt how to use repeating patterns to design the brickwork and roof on a house. This unit also has a helpful cross-curricular link to the vocabulary learnt in Maths, as children are designing on the nets of the object, before viewing the 3D model.