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Archive 2018/2019 Year 5

Melbury Farm & Estate Visit

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Year 5 had the pleasure of visiting Melbury Estate on our school trip this half term. Despite the constant downpour of rain, nothing could dampen our spirits as we learnt about the estate and countryside management. We experienced venison sausages, saw a falcon and saw the Cattistock’s very own hunting dogs!

Clay Day

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We had the pleasure of a visit from Mr Bell, our clay expert, who taught us how to make clay monsters. We each made and glazed two pots that are going to be fired in a kiln. We look forward to seeing the end result.

Tea Party with Mrs Green

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Art Day

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Year 5 had the privilege of having Mr Plumbley in for an entire art day.  We used our painting and sculpting skills to construct the props and scenery for our play, Fleeced.  We look forward to showing them off to our parents and school friends!

World Book Day

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Hornbeam PHSE Session on Plastics

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YTFC came in to teach a PSHE session on tackling plastic pollution. The children all learned how to help the environment by limiting our plastic use. See above.

Hands On Science

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Both Year 5 classes had the pleasure of an external Science teacher coming in to teach us all about the mechanics of making rockets. We learned about the different types of forces and the ones required to launch our rockets. We had a competition within the class to see which team could launch their rockets the furthest. We were all amazed how far they could fly.

Slovenian World Day of Prayer

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Hazel Class has been learning about Slovenia in aid of World Day of Prayer which focuses on a different country every year. We want to try some local delicacies like Potica, a Slovenian traditional festival pastry.


Conductivity 1
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We have been testing materials based on their properties in our Science lesson this week. We used an electric circuit to test a material’s electrical conductivity and dropped a weight on different materials to test its hardness.  See above.

Open Air Campaigners Assembly

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KS2 were blessed to receive a visit from the Open Air Campaigners who spoke about the importance of Lent.  See above.

PTA Disco

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Police Dog Visit

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Mental Health Assembly

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Christmas Service at St James's

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Mini Police

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Year 5 found out about a new opportunity that will enhance our school community: mini-Police!

Ashford Water Works Trip

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Joining our classroom learning about rivers with practical experience, Year 5 journeyed to Ashford and studied a river as well as receiving a very interesting tour around the waterworks to discover how the water we flush down our toilets ends up coming back through our taps (with lots of cleaning in between!)

Commotion in the Ocean - Drama Performance

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Pupils had the opportunity to take part in a drama workshop, and then later in the week watch a drama performance called 'Commotion in the Ocean' involving the same actors.

Stained Glass

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The children began their work on the stained glass window at the front of the school - the centre tree will be a poppy to mark the Centenary.

Drama Workshop

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An actress from Commotion in the Ocean came in ahead of their performance to do a drama workshop with the children and talk about the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans (see above).

Year 5 Learn About Angles

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The children did some angle measuring and drawing before playing angle golf (see above).

Girls Science Event at Bruton

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A group of Year 5 girls were kindly invited by Bruton School for Girls to attend a ‘Girls in Science Day’ Event. Exciting activities awaited the children and they learned how to make bath bombs to enjoy later back at home. They all had a fabulous time and have been inspired to become the scientists of tomorrow (see above).

Beach Walk

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High Trapeze

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High Wires

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Kayaking at Portland Harbour

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Breakfast - Tuesday Morning

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Tuesday am

After a busy afternoon and evening everyone had a lovely nights sleep!

Monday Evening - Campfire

Monday Evening - Campfire 1 On Monday Evening we enjoyed a campfire experience
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Kayaking 1
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Climbing Activities

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Arrival & Settling In

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Osmington Residential

Osmington Residential 1 We are on our way and very excited!

Year 5 Science

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The children undertook an experiment on upthrust and gravity to work out which shape of plasticine would travel the fastest through the water (above).

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Our new (to us) books arrived ready to be place on the shelf. These more challenging texts are accompanied by audiobooks where the children can read a chapter at home before being read a chapter school (see above).

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Year 5 enjoyed an afternoon of listening to classical music as they undertook their work - each fortnight they will have the opportunity to listen to a new music type whilst they work before discussing which are their favourites and why (see above).