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Science Day

It’s been a busy day today! Professor Bubbleworks visited for an assembly and a workshop, we went over to Wild About Barcombe to do some birdwatching, we carried out fair tests to find out how to make effective parachutes and we used what we had learnt to create a safe drop for an egg. Some were not at all safe: one egg managed to land without a crack in its shell – the others were scrambled!


RSPB Schools’ Birdwatch

We’ll Bec taking part in the annual birdwatch on Monday. Don’t forget your wellies!


In Phoenix, Lucky’s mum makes him his favourite treat, chocolate brownies. Today, we had a go ourselves. The whole school smelled of chocolate!

Imaginary Planets

As part of our English work, we are creating imaginary planets or moons. Having studied Pandora, the moon from Avatar, we have created our own imaginary worlds – first we made a 3D version and then we added facts about the planet/moon’s location, atmosphere, terrain, animal and plant life and anything else we think is interesting. These are just a few examples of our work.

Today we have been working collaboratively in maths to mentally multiply decimals. We used QR codes to check our answers.

Earth, Sun and Moon

This week, we’ve been finding out about the Earth, sun and moon. First, we went outside to explore how the Earth and moon rotate and orbit, how day and night happen and why we have seasons. Then we came back inside to create posters showing everything we’ve learnt.

Year 5 are spending Thursday mornings at Wild about Barcombe doing all sorts of different outdoors activities leading to the John Muir Award. They’re getting mucky and loving it! This week they toasted bread over fires. Their own fire-building was more successful than last week!

Tree Physical

Year 5: please remember to bring a sandwich for toasting tomorrow. A cheese sandwich would be a good option.

Owls Curriculum Letter Term 3 & 4 2018

Space links

Here are the links for some of the videos we’ve been watching as part of this topic.