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 2017-2018 year 5 class from both Mrs Field and Mrs Hunt! We have already been busy getting to know each other and learning how life in the upper juniors works. 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! 

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! 
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Click here for Term 2's Curriculum Overview 
Home and Away! New for 2016! 
Term 2 has started in a really exciting way for year 5, as we have returned from our residential trip to Kilve full of stories of our successes, new and strengthened friendships and confidence in ourselves. We are now following up on our learning back in class, understanding more about the geography of the Quantocks and how the local people live, work and travel. And then, of course, we have all the usual Advent and Christmas activities, hopefully including a trip to Pegasus Court to sing carols for the residents. 
We have many more photos to show you and lots of news to share so... 
Watch this space for more Kilve related news! 
Click here for Term 3's Curriculum Overview 
This invasion is from outer space, with lots of stories, poems and plays about weird and wonderful alien happenings. We are really looking forward to our visit to the Space Dome, when our school hall will be transformed into a planetarium for a morning. Last term, we started thinking about our space topic and what we would like to learn about, and we will have plenty of independent research time in school.  
Our Trip to Parliament 
We had a fantastic time at the Houses of Parliament earlier in January. We met our MP Liam Fox and we asked him lots of tricky questions! We watched a debate in the House of Commons about tax - we didn't really understand what it was about but it was really interesting to see the MPs taking it in turns to stand up and speak. Here are some of our comments about the day: 
It was an outstanding day and a chance of a lifetime to see the both houses! Frank 
In our group, we played a game and I was Prime Minister, Frank was Chancellor of the Exchequer, Bella was Education Minister, Ciara was Health Minister, Oliver was in charge of Transport and Will was in charge of Defence. Jemima C (They'd get my vote any day - Mrs Hunt) 
I learned lots of things about how the government works and I watched a film about Suffragettes. Eleanor 
I fell down the stairs in the House of Commons. I'll never forget my day. Jemima R 
Click here for Term 4's Curriculum Overview 
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What a busy term! The highlight of the last few weeks was our MAWS concert, where some of us played our musical instruments (very tunefully) and a big group of us danced (beautifully) to a song called 'I believe'. We were greeted with thunderous applause from a very appreciative audience. There were some very tired but happy faces the next morning in school! 
Here are some comments from the star performers... 
The tension was exciting and I was nervous in the dressing room but on stage I stopped having butterflies and was happy. Afterwards, my mum was extatic and my dad was proud! Even my brother was impressed, even though he tried to hide it! 
Everything was perfect, no-one forgot any moves and the medals didn't get tangled! 
It was a great day (except for my guitar breaking...) 
I enjoyed our dance because it had lots of moves and I think it was the best! 
Click here for Term 5's Curriculum Overview 
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... 
It was amazing how creative the displays were and how much time the children had spent working on intricate details... 
Click here to view Term 6's Curriculum Overview 
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