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Term 3 - Peasants, Princes and Pestilence 

During Term 3, we will be taking a step back in time  - to the 14th Century.

 

 

 

This half term, we’ll travel back to the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain. Why not visit your local library or museum to see if the 14th-century plague affected your area? You could also look around your house with an adult to see how many products there are that are made to tackle germs. Would they have helped to prevent the spread of the plague? Alternatively, read a book together that is set during a plague. How were the characters’ lives affected by the deadly disease?

 

Some useful links:

http://horrible-histories.co.uk/9780439944014/the-measly-middle-ages

https://www.historyforkids.net/middle-ages.html

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/black-death/

Incredible Rockets!!

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Year 5 had the BEST time designing and making their own bottle rockets. We discussed and observed how real rockets work and applied these ideas when designing and making our own bottle rockets. As you can see from the videos, we had a lot of success!!!

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Stargazers

Meeting the most amazing robot - Nao!

 

In Year 5, we were very lucky to spend the morning: meeting robots, taking a trip to Mars and building our own Lego Mars rovers. 

 

Jo from Robokids, taught us all about the most recent missions to Mars (and future ones) She introduced us to her completely incredible robot - Nao.  

Nao performed a dance, brushed her teeth, followed instructions and waved to us. We all just loved her!

Some photos from our robot morning

Year 5 will be taking on the role of rocket designers; when they reach the innovate stage of their Stargazers Topic. 

 

On the journey to becoming expert rocket designers they will be:

  • Learning all about the Solar System
  • Looking at the amazing people behind the biggest discoveries about Space
  • Explore how an astronaut dresses and lives
  • Practice their programming skills using Scratch
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