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Summer 1

Jun 19, 2024 | Year 5 2023/2024

Summer Term 1 in Year 5 has been an unforgettable experience, filled with adventures, learning, and creativity. We kicked off the term with an incredible journey to London, creating lasting memories as we explored the city’s landmarks and soaked up a performance of the delightful West End Musical – Matilda.

Our primary focus this half term was the magical world of Harry Potter. We delved deep into J.K. Rowling’s enchanting universe, discovering the intricacies of the wizarding world. From learning about the different houses at Hogwarts to exploring magical creatures and spells, our classroom was transformed into a realm of fantasy and excitement. This unit not only fueled our imaginations but also encouraged us to enhance our reading and writing skills through engaging activities and creative projects related to the Harry Potter series.

In Geography, we embarked on an exploration of the Mayan civilization. We compared the Mayans’ timeline with that of the Anglo-Saxons, gaining a better understanding of how these two distinct cultures developed concurrently. Our studies revealed the ingenuity of the Mayans, who built impressive homes and cities in the dense rainforests of Central America. We examined their architectural styles, agricultural practices, and the fascinating religious beliefs that shaped their society. Through this comparison, we appreciated the diversity and complexity of ancient civilizations and their contributions to our world.

Art lessons this term were equally exciting as we ventured into the world of set design. We studied the acclaimed West End production of War Horse, delving into the creative minds behind its breathtaking sets and puppetry. Inspired by these professionals, we undertook a project to create our very own set designs using charcoal techniques. This hands-on activity allowed us to experiment with different textures and shades.

Music has been a major highlight this term, as we continue to prepare for our Summer Concert at the prestigious Victoria Hall. Throughout the year, we have been diligently practicing our violins, and now we are ready to showcase our progress. Our music lessons have not only honed our instrumental skills but also instilled in us a sense of discipline, teamwork, and confidence. The anticipation of performing in front of an audience has brought a sense of excitement and pride, motivating us to perfect our pieces and deliver a memorable performance.

Overall, Summer Term 1 in Year 5 has been a period of growth and discovery. From the magical halls of Hogwarts to the ancient Mayan cities, from the creativity of set design to the discipline of musical performance, we have embraced a diverse range of subjects and activities. These experiences have enriched our knowledge, sparked our imaginations, and developed our skills in various areas. As we look forward to the rest of the school year, we carry with us the memories and lessons of this incredible term, ready to face new challenges and adventures with enthusiasm and curiosity.

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