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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 […]


5.2.20 Year 5 Homesteading

Today we split into 3 groups, this was the outside blog. In the garden we cleaned out the chickens and there run and put all the waste in the compost so we can reuse it later in the garden. At the same time we were also watering all our beds and plants inside and outside […]


5.2.20 Year 5 Outdoor Learning

We’ve been lucky so far this week with the weather, and although it is cold today it is also bright and sunny. We spent lots of time climbing trees and making dens today. Some of got the clay out and made some wonderful creations. The mud pit is open again so we enjoyed making mud […]


22.1.20 Year 5 Outdoor Learning

Year 5 had an amazing session, we climbed used clay and made food in our mud kitchen. Looking forward to next week.


22.01.20 Year 5 Homesteading

Today we started to plant seedlings into pots and trays we will keep them warm and undercover in the poly-tunnel. We found lots that could be planted, and found out that reading information packets is a skill on its own, we planted a huge range of flower, vegetable and herb seeds. Luckily we got to […]


15.01.20 Year 5 Outdoor learning

Its the start of a new year and we had lots of fun we made some amazing dens using tarps, pallets and tires as materials. As well as this, we played in the mud pit making a quick sand area and found ways to cross it. A group did some pond dipping and found lots […]


15.01.20 Year 5 Homesteading

The first session back in a new year. We wanted to start planting soon and that meant sorting out our planting beds, Mr H and Justin helped us with that and we got amazing amounts of work done, we raked, weeded, filled the beds with compost and ta da we are ready. It was alot […]


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 […]


Rationing in Year 5. 06.01.20

We are studying what life was like in WWII this term.  On Monday we investigated how much food people would get in the war. We found out that rationing started because they didn’t have enough food for everyone. People were only allowed  2oz butter ,8oz sugar,  2oz cheese ,4oz  bacon and ham ,40z marg ,3 pints milk , 2oz tea […]