Monthly Archives: February 2017

24.02.17: What are we learning next week?

Welcome back to another half term!

In English this week we are writing  persuasive letters. 

Maths will focus on fractions. 

Our topic focus for this half term will be Ancient Egypt as we answer the learning question ‘How can we re-discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?’  

On Wednesday, we will be going to church for our Ash Wednesday service at 9.15am. You are more than welcome to join us. 

We will also be having our first ‘Bible Explorer’ lesson this Wednesday. Mr Heyes will be walking through the Old Testament of the Bible with us… it’s going to be so great!  

Also, just to remind you that Thursday 2nd March is ‘World Book Day’. The children have been asked to dress up as a book character – I can’t wait to see what creations you all arrive in! 

Sam, from the School of Military, will be back with us on Thursday. Full outdoor PE kits needed please! 

Art: African Mask Sketches

In Africa Week, Year 5 have been completing their art topic entitled

‘Where’s the detail in that picture?’




We’ve focussed on improving our sketching skills and we’ve all created some amazing pieces of art that we would just like to share with you.



We used a variety of sketching pencils to create our art work, from a 2H all the way up to a 6B – we can explain what this means if you ask us!

PE: School of Military Smoothies

Following another great lesson with Sam, we got to make our very own healthy fruit smoothies!

Today we continued to learn how important it is to look after our physical fitness, health and well-being.

After we were told about the nutrients and vitamins we could get from fruit and vegetables, we tried them for ourselves.

We could choose from many fruits: watermelon, tangerines, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, bananas, mangoes and pineapples.

We absolutely loved them! Thanks Sam!

PE: School of Military

The session with Sam this afternoon was all about muscle strength.

After learning all about the strength of different animals and our skeletal system in class, it was then time to test our own strength out on the field! Let’s just say – we had great fun doing so!



Even Mrs Pringle and Mrs Woods joined in the fun too!

The tug of war was particularly fun and forced us to work together as a team. After much effort, the girls reigned victorious! Not even Sam’s strength could save the boys efforts!

What a brilliant afternoon!

The School of Military are holding a holiday camp here at Golborne St Thomas over the half term break.  I know Year 5 would certainly recommend it!


Science: Pulleys

Today, with Mrs Jones, we tried to answer the following learning challenge question…

‘How do builders get heavy items onto the top of skyscrapers?’

As you can see from the photos – we had a great time learning and trying to construct our own pulley system!