Parent Overview Autumn Term - Black Death and Alchemy Island
Autumn One 2017
During this first half term, year five students had the opportunity to visit QEMS, one of our local high schools, to take part in lessons from a selection of subject areas in a secondary school environment. They absolutely loved their day, some of the highlights included creating soundscapes in music and creating 'Day of the Dead' masks in Art. We had the opportunity to learn about forces in science, desert survival in geography and problem solving in maths.
In class, as part of the topic upon the plague, we have been getting into character, putting ourselves into the rotten shoes of a plague victim. We have studied the impact that this terrible affliction had on local communities and have written our own 14th century diaries. Come and read the gruesome details if you dare!
2016 - During the first half of the autumn term, Year Five explored Alchemy Island. They followed a quest around this fictional island in search of gold. They created maps and write fantasy narratives, as well as tracking their progress using grid references. In P.E. Year Five worked upon their tennis skills.