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Winterbourne EarlsChurch of England Primary School

‘As each one does their part, we grow in love’

Autumn Term 2022-23

Y5 Egyptian Museum

Y5 thoroughly enjoyed sharing their Egyptian work with parents, grandparents and friends during their Egyptian museum. It was wonderful to welcome so many visitors - the children really enjoyed it. 

Papier Mache Canopic Jars

In preparation for our Ancient Egyptian Museum event on Thursday 1st December, the children have been busy creating some artefacts to exhibit. Today's work was the papier mache for our canopic jars. 

PE Dance Fit sessions

This half term Year 5 have been enjoying Dance Fit sessions during the Tuesday PE. It might not be everybodies favourite...but everyone is putting their best foot forward!

Rubicon Skateboarding and Scooter workshop!

Last year, Y3 and 4 wrote to Mrs Carter to ask for bike racks to be installed at school so there would be safe places for bikes and scooters if children rode and scooted to school. Well there have now been installed, and all pupils took part in a scooter and skateboarding workship with the coach from Rubicon. 


Y5 were absolutely delighted to welcome representatives from both the Army and Air Force to class after our school remembrance service today. They both shared a wealth of experiences about life in the forces and answered every question the children could think of. The children and staff would like to thank all of the guests who were able to attend today's service to pay their respects.

In Science we have continued to learn about 'light'. This week we completed an investigation in to shadows.

Computing - Systems

In computing lessons this half term we have been learning about 'Systems'. We looked at the idea of having an 'input' 'process' and 'output'. During this work we considered the system that keeps us safe when we cross the road - traffic lights. Using block coding, we programmed a crumble computer to make the traffic light sequence. 

Computing - Traffic Lights

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A group of Y5 children took part in a problem solving 'Escape Room' today at Godolphin School. They completed a range of computing, maths and logical reasoning challenges - earning points for their team as they went along. Although we didn't finish in the top 3 teams, all of the childrne had a great time and enjoyed the challenges presented to them by the GCSE students they worked with.

Science - Light

In Science lessons, Y5 have been learning about 'Light'. They have been investigating how it travels and today made preiscopes from cereal boxes to test how light can be reflected. 

Wow! What a busy day! Year 5 have had an Egyptian inspired 'Hook' Day today to really get their term started. We started the day with a quick look at some hieroglyphics before completing an Egypt webquest. The Egyptian empire was highly advanced and cultivated a wide range of foods. We tasted some of their most common crops, watermelon, chickpeas, dates and pomegranate. We also made a simple bread and cooked it over an open fire. 

During the afternoon, we explored some of the maths behind the pyramids as we built our own from sugar cubes! We even had time to create a 'mummy' and have a mummy dance off!

Take a look at the photos to see how we got on!