St Francis' 
Catholic Primary School 
A very warm welcome to St Francis' Catholic Primary School  
Year 5 
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A very warm welcome to parents and pupils in our 2018-2019 year 5 class! 
We have already been busy getting to know each other and settling into upper junior school life. We have an exciting term ahead of us, with lots of learning to do and we will be beginning to think about our annual residential at Kilve Court. 
Our year 5 webpage will be updated regularly throughout the year, with news and lots of pictures of our events and activities, so keep checking in! 
Mrs Willatts 

Click here for Term 1's Curriculum Overview 
What Makes Scotland Scottish? 
We will be using the continuing debate about Scottish Independence and the recent referendum to think about our own identities and what it means to belong to a community, whether it's a really big one like the United Kingdom, or a small one like year 5! We will think about how belonging brings rights but also responsibilities. Through this topic, we will learn about the development of democracy and how our parliamentary system works. We will also be learning about Scotland's history and geography and dipping into some of its more colourful characters , like Robert the Bruce, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Macbeth! 
We have very much enjoyed meeting our buddies as you can see! 
year 5 15
Biodiversity Workshop for St Francis' Feast Day 
This term Year 5 were very luck to have a visit from Mr Tom and his helpers from Clifton High School who led a workshop about Biodiversity. We learned about the different species of birds and mammals that can be found in the wild and how, due to farming for food, wild mammals now account for just 4% of the total mammals on Earth. We disscussed how it is important to look after all of the animals on Earth, not just the ones that we need for food. It was such a thought-provoking afternoon and we really enjoyed ourselves! 
As part of our St Francis' Feast Day celebrations, we enjoyed taking part in the whole school trip to Noah's Ark farm. We learned lots of interesting animal facts on our journey around the zoo, as well as discovering which animals were considered 'endangered' in the wild while taking part in a 'Save Our Species' activity. We tested out some of the play equipment and even got a ride on a tractor too! 

Home and Away 

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Click here for Term 3's Curriculum Overview 

Year 5 work well with our Year One buddies. Collaboration on a 3D model- Arctic or Antartic 

Term 4 

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Year Five had an amazing evening spent at the Colston Hall in Bristol performing an exceptionally creative dance admired by all. 

Benji- I loved Maws- I really enjoy dance. 
Maya- We got to have lots and lots of fun. 
Luca- I loved performing in front of so many people. I also liked seeing the other schools perform. 
Freddie- Great to do something different and out of class. 
Amelie- I really loved doing our dance. 
Jamie-Ann- It was a really special opportunity to perform in front of so many people. 

Space Dome 
Year Five feedback from the space dome experience 

Freddie- I loved the way they did it- it was brilliant that you could see all the peicture above your head. You learnt so much up to date information. 
Hamish- You got to see all the different constellations.  
Emily- It made me feel like I was actually in space. 
Sylvie- I liked the bit when we were lying down and it looked like an asteroid was coming to hit us. 
Jake- I loved it because it was so realistic 
Click here for Term 5's Curriculum Overview 

Year Five make the most of the good Spring weather by exploring the great outdoors with their Year One buddies. 

We had a lot of fun earlier in the term creating pottage recipes and then trying the recipes out, using all the equipment safely and then tasting the results. Most people agreed that the Anglo-Saxon diet was surprisingly tasty and very nutritious!  

Discovering Ancient Egypt 

We have really enjoyed learning about Ancient Egypt this term. We discovered replica and original artefacts at the Egyptian exhibition at the Bristol Museum, learned about Howard Carter and his discoveries and created some fantastic displays to share our learning with other children and our parents. 
Here we are at our very own St Francis' Egyptian Museum... 
Alessandro- It was the best lesson of the year, the teacher was really energetic. We really liked handling the real Egyptian artefacts. 
Jake- I liked doing Egyptian writing and making a bookmark. 
Year Five have been looking at artefacts from ancient Egypt and deducing facts about what life was like in ancient Egypt 
Year Five comments about their Wow day 
Amelie- It was really fun learning so much. I didn't know that much before. 
Will - I found it really interesting. I loved studying Tutankhaman's death mask. 
Luca- I iked learning the number system and playing Egyptian bingo.  
Josaph- I liked dressing up as a pharoah, but I didn't like having two wives! 
Click here to view Term 6's Curriculum Overview 
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