Year 5 blog

26 Apr

Experiencing life in Victorian Manchester

by Mr Hulme

Year 5 have been enjoying learning about our new topic 'What was life like for working children during the Industrial Revolution?'. In the last few days, both class 5A and 5B have been able to visit two local historical sites - Quarry Bank Mill and Elizabeth Gaskell House. 

We were lucky enough to be able to handle many of the old objects and got some 'hands on' experience of some of the jobs people might have done!
Would you have preferred to work as one of Samuel Gregg's apprentices at Quarry Bank Mill, or lived like Elizabeth Gaskell? Why?

26 Mar

Year 5's Tinker Hatfield trainer designs

by Mr. Rice

Last half term, Year 5 were exploring the question of ‘Why is the USA so special?'  In art, we were discussing different designers and artists including Tinker Hatfield. After looking at various modern and older trainer designers, the children created a trainer for themselves in a similar design. Using clay and paint the children were able to create models of their trainers which they would like to share. Here are a mixture of fantastic designs from 5A and 5B, please let us know what you think and tell us what kind of trainers you would design!


17 Nov

Y5 visit to Manchester Museum

by Mr Hulme

Classes 5A and 5B visited the Manchester Museum this week as part of our Big Question: Would you survive in a rainforest? We had to use our knowledge of rainforest wildlife and our detective skills to reveal a mystery creature! We learnt lots and had some fun too! If you don't like slithery things, look away now...

Which was your favourite animal and why???

11 Oct

Dare to be different

by Mrs Armstrong

Some of our Y5 girls were invited to a 'dare to be different' event, this is a project intended to inspire women of all ages to break the mould and shatter preconceptions of the jobs and activities that men and women do.  

Our girls were Sky Sports News presenters, they took part in a tyre changing challenge, go-karting and participated in lots of other activities.

They interviewed up and coming female F1 drivers and took a seat in this season's F1 Ferrari car.  

Why don't you find one of our Dare to be Different Ambassadors around school and ask them about their day?

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