On both Tuesday and Wednesday Year 5 were lucky to visit Temple Newsam. The trip allowed us to roam around and discover the history of a building that was over 500 years old. We undertook two exciting activities that brought our learning to life. Firstly, we used the ornate decorations of the house to design and then make a fantastical beast out of clay. Secondly, we learnt about the interesting history of the stately home and took part in a thrilling murder mystery investigation.
We have made an excellent start to the year so far, with everyone settling in very quickly and working hard.
We look forward to blogging about all the exciting work and activities we do in 5MJ.
5MJ were invited to compete in a STEM challenge morning at Allerton High School last week. Also present were Alwoodley Primary School and Brodetsky Primary School. We learnt about eminent female scientists of the past, about the various careers that are available if you study STEM subjects and then were given a challenge to build the highest tower we could with one sheet of A4 paper.
It was great fun and also thought provoking about future subject choices and careers.
Year 5 visited the Leeds Grand Mosque today. They made us very welcome and gave us lots of information about Islam and what happens in a Mosque.
We really enjoyed our visit and thank them for their hospitality.
Year 5 had a brilliant trip to Malham Cove this week. We were looking at the source of the River Aire, geographical features and also as an inspiration for our writing and artwork.
We had a great day and the weather was kind to us!
5MJ were lucky enough to visit Adel Moor today with a Leeds City Council Ranger. He was very knowledgeable about insects and small creatures and could direct us to where we could find some to closely observe, despite the cold, wet weather!
Amongst those we found were a leopard slug, moths, a 🐝 hornet, 🕷 spiders and an 🐜 ant colony.
We were amazed at the variety of creatures we found and also appreciated a little more the areas of countryside near to our school.
Today 5MJ had a practical experience of air resistance when we tried to run with and without an umbrella. We found it was easier without!
5MJ were lucky enough to cook with Mrs Walker in the cafe this week. We made chapatis and Dahl. It was absolutely delicious!