CLASS TEACHER - MRS SARAH O'HARA
TEACHING ASSISTANTS - MISS JONES AND MR SHERRATT
Welcome back to school at long last! We hope you have all managed to stay safe and both you and your children are looking forward to an exciting term! Our theme this term is ‘Conflict’ so to kick start our learning the children will be developing their local history knowledge by studying The Battle of Shrewsbury. We will pay a visit to the local Battlefield heritage site, where the children will able to imagine King Henry IV and Hotspur fighting and also learn about the weaponry used, the politics and the power surrounding the battle. The children will then continue to travel through time and discover The War of the Roses, meet the infamous Henry VIII in the terrible Tudor period and then end our journey at The English Civil War. The children will learn how to joust just as Henry VIII did and learn an intricate Tudor court dance.
300 years of history in just one term - We are going to be busy!
At a time when it's needed most, we all came together on Friday 9th October for #helloyellow to support young peoples mental health and raise money for the charity, Young Minds.
There were lots of different fundraising activities being conducted safely across school within bubbles. Caradoc class decided to host a cake sale, which went down incredibly well.
A huge thank you to everyone who entered into the spirit of the day and donated.
English - The children in Caradoc class are taking their roles as 'Super Sleuths' very seriously! They are helping Nik and Norva solve a murder mystery using facts, evidence and decuction skills. They are hooked!
We tweeted Sharna Jackson examples of our newspaper reports. She was impressed!
Theme - The children have been studying local history. They have used maps and sources of primary evidence to locate exactly where the Battle of Shrewsbury took place and why it took place in Shrewsbury. They have also developed an understanding of the geography of the UK by identifying borders and locating important counties connected to the conflict.
Inspired by our visit to the Battlefield, children wrote diary entries from the point of view of a soldier at the battle.
Watch This Space...
Henry IV and Harry Hotspur will be arriving on Monday 12th October and making their home in our fantastic class fish tank. We will be adding Medieval Monarchs as we learn about them in our history lessons to embed chronology and deepen the understanding for the children.
We are so excited to welcome more fish as the weeks progress.
Huge thanks to Miss Jones for creating The Tower of London and London Bridge.
The RAF needed Caradoc Class to help them with a new design brief for a parachute!
Last week, Year 5 have been investigating different variables that affect how slowly an object will fall with a parachute. This is to help them solve the problem of protecting an egg from cracking when it is dropped. They have explored the role of the parachute material, surface area and shape as well as the length of string between the parachute and the cup containing the egg.
Evaluating the investigation is an important part of the engineering process and it will help the children to identify any areas for improvement for their design.
They had to answer the following questions in detail and in full sentences:
– What did you find out?
– What makes the best parachute (slowest falling) in terms of length of string, material, shape and size?
– How do you know this? Use data from your investigation to support your points and EXPLAIN why this is the case using scientific vocabulary.
– How will this affect your design brief you are sending to the RAF
– What other observations did you make from your investigation that may help the RAF when designing their new parachute?
– What went well in your investigation? What didn’t go well? How will this change the way you carry out future tests?
Investigation Planning and Evaluating.
Testing our parachutes!
PE is on Monday and Thursday
Forest School will be on a Friday Afternoon.
Group A start Friday 11th September.
Group B start Friday 18th September
18.9.20 - Jeans for genes day
21.9.20 and 23.9.20 -
Visit to Battlefield Heritage site (Groups to be confirmed)
22.9.20 - School Photographs
22.10.20 - Parents Evening
23.10.20 - PD Day
26.10.20 - Half Term
These dates are subject to change.