On 19th June, Year 5 went on the Pioneer trip. We took part in loads of activities - including sailing, fishing and a beach treasure hunt. The rain held off most of the day, but we still got to all wear snazzy waterproofs!

On Wednesday 6th March, Year 5 had a school trip to Pizza Express! 

We learnt all of the ingredients used to make pizza, talked about the importance of hygiene and then got stuck in to making our very own pizza. We learnt the special techniques of flattening the dough and how to spread sauce with the power of gravity! 

So in future, if anyone wants a pizza, you know who to call!

Year 5 celebrated their science day in February. We each brought in our project which we spent four weeks producing as part of our homework. We presented the projects in class.


In the evening, we had a visit from the North Essex Astronomical Society who gave us a presentation about space. We even got to use a telescope outside - and the sky was only part-cloudy!

Y5 Kindertransport Day at The University of Essex

On 31st January, Year 5 went to the University to take part in a drama installation telling the story of the Kindertransport. Before the Second World War, Britain took in thousands of Jewish children to keep them safe from the horrors that were happening on the continent.


Year 5 were lucky enough to be able to learn about the Kindertransport, and went on to performing tableaux and movements to music which they narrated over. This was Year 5's way of acknowledging Holocaust Week. 

Year 5 have been taking part in Thrive assemblies each week. We have been put into groups and competed with each other to see who could build the biggest tower out of paper straws and Blu-tac. It was harder than we thought!

In science Year 5 have been learning about gravity, resistance and friction. We experimented with parachutes to see how different shapes, sizes and material would alter the time they take to drop.