Abbey Ayre and the Shed of Science!

This week Year 5 had a visit from Abbey Aire and the Shed of Science a fun and engaging theatre programme to educate and motivate Year 5 to help improve their local air quality safely and sustainably.   This links to the Air Quality project being undertaken by Year 5 with Leeds City Council. The presentation helped children to think about the causes and health consequences of poor air quality, and to think about ways in which they can avoid contributing to poor air quality, such as using sustainable transport.

ACE Weather Station

5MJ were lucky enough to have a lesson with Mr Magnall looking at the data from our ACE Weather Station.  We have definitely had some very interesting weather over the last year, hot, cold, windy and wet!  We looked at graphs, averages and compass directions.

Thank you Mr Magnall.

Fire Brigade Visit

On Monday Year 5 had a visit from Moortown Fire Brigade.

It was an interesting, if rather alarming, talk.  We learnt how to take preventative measures against fire and what to do if we are unfortunate enough to experience a fire at home.

Amongst other things we now know to make a fire plan at home, check that we have a smoke alarm fitted (which works!) – also that the Fire Brigade will come and fit one free of charge if we do not already have one.

It was also a reminder to never, never, make hoax calls to the fire brigade as it could cost people their lives.

Thank you Moortown Fire Brigade.


Visit to Temple Newsam

Year 5 had a brilliant trip to Temple Newsam on Tuesday.  Firstly, we had to follow a “Cluedo” investigation all around the House, marvelling at the amazing furniture and beautiful rooms, trying to discover the murderer, the scene of the murder and the weapon.

We then had to wander around the house sketching a body part,  which we had been allocated,  from any art and furniture .  We then got together in our groups and made our own fantastical beasts from the images we had collected.  You can see the results below:



Welcome to 5MJ!

We are studying Shakespeare’s  Macbeth at the moment through drama, reading and writing.

I was so impressed with Stella’s write about the witches:

The cave was dark.  Nothing moved.  It was as scary as being in a horror movie but 10 times worse because it was real and it wouldn’t let you leave.

Just as you think it couldn’t get any worse, three figures appear from the shadows.  As quick as a flash, their scared faces, scruffy hair and their dirty ragged clothes dance around you say with their evil cackling voices, “Hear, he shall come.  I hear his big feet drum.  His feet will pound on the hard ground.  He will howl and the animal inside him will growl.  All hail Macbeth!”

The cave is now smoky and you will see the witches.  The old ugly witch would give you nightmares because of her eyes that are half in and half out.  The teenage witch will trick you into thinking she’s normal ….

Stella 5MJ

Miss Judge

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