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Animal care Gardening Homesteading Working as Historians Year 5: 2019 - 2020

11.03.20 Year 5 Homesteading

We had a busy start to the day and lots to do. We split into 2 groups one group went and started planting in the front gardens the other group stayed in the garden area on the field. We cleaned out the chickens, water plants and made a new compost bin. We have lots growing […]


Year 5 and Maple Travel Back in Time!

We visited Gressenhall Museum and Farm to experience what life was like on the ‘homefront’ during World War 2. We met an officer from the Homeguard who taught us self-defense, using a broomstick handle as a bayonet! We had to ‘fall in’, stand to attention and march in line. He even checked that we weren’t […]


Finchley had a Bollywood dance lesson!

Shared write: We are learning about different cultures, religions, nationalities and identities. Today, we entered the world of Bollywood dance. We learned a whole dance routine and practised it with Indian music. We learned two hand movements. They are called, Padma and Lotus. We wore a bindi on our forehead and then we chose our […]


Finchley’s trip to Norwich market

Wednesday 29th January 2020 – shared write First, we put on our hi-vis jackets to stay safe (Hannah). Then we got into our groups and got ready for the walk (Ameliah). On our walk to the market, it was quite loud because the whole of year 3 were there. Lillie and I played eye spy […]


Recreating Norwich Market

This afternoon, we recreated the market in our classroom. We put all the pictures up and played the videos we took. We walked through the room like it was the aisles. Focusing on our senses, we created word banks for see, smell, hear, touch and taste.   We laid out all the food we bought […]


This week in Maple

This week we have been very busy again! We have been learning more about Norwich during world war 2, cooking, doing forest schools and PE as well as all our maths and reading and writing. Soup and bread We made our own tomato soup and bread rolls. We sat together and enjoyed the meal at […]


Take Cover!

21st January 2020 What a fantastic day! Heigham class have been exploring the school grounds and the rich history of Wensum School. Did you know that we had 10 Air Raid Shelters in the playing field in WW2! Heigham class have been working as historians discovering where these shelters were. They were big. From old […]


Exploring what identity and nationality means 14.01.20

Today, we have been exploring what the definitions of nationality and identity are. We have all shared 3 important things to us. There were pictures, toys, certificates, teddies and lots of other items! We also were creating families with images of people and we decided that a family is a group of humans that love […]


WWII Artefacts romance day 06.01.20

Year 5 had a special day where they were in groups and learnt about WWII. This particular group was learning about different historical artefacts that were used in this time. One of the artefacts was a gas mask which people used to protect themselves from deadly gasses. The masks had special yellow bags in which to […]


First week back!

This week we have been looking at our new topic, we have been learning about what it means to be a historian. We looked at toys that children would have got for Christmas over the last 100 years and tried to work out which were the oldest and which were the newest. We used skills […]