Great Preston VC C of E Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs Katie Pashley
Chair of Governors: Mr David Jordan

Preston Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8AR

0113 232 0034

admingreatpreston@brigshawtrust.com

YEAR 5

Working with clay

As we come to the end of our Ancient Greek topic, we have begun our final research area - Greek pottery. Before designing and making our own clay pots, we explored different clay techniques.

Squashed Tomato Challenge

After looking at forces in Science, we used our knowledge create a system to transport tomatoes. Have a look at some of our fantastic designs...

Bouldering

Some of our children took a trip to The Climbing Depot for a bouldering session. They came back very excited about how high and far they had managed to climb.

Writing Week

What an exciting start to our last week of the half term! We all took part in an African workshop, where we learnt about the story of Bukki and Leg. We have then spent the week planning our own version of the story, writing, redrafting and finally publishing our final piece! 

Royal Wedding Celebrations

To celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, we came dressed in our finest clothes and enjoyed a tea party on the field. 

 

 

Bikeability

The whole class took part in their bikeability training this week. They spent half a day develop their skills on the playground and then a full day learning how to cycle safely on the roads. A big well done to those children who had to brave the miserable weather for their training. 

 

Playground designs

Over the holidays, the everyone was asked to re-design our playground. Here are some of Year 5's designs...

 

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New Topic

This half term's topic is Fairtrade! Keep looking for updates on our most recent work... 

 

Fractions Fun

We will be spending the next few weeks learning about fractions! We have learnt how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers, compare fractions and add and subtract them.

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 Space Topic

We have really enjoyed our space topic this half term. Our music focus allowed us to listen and respond to Holst's The Planets as well as learn all about Holst himself. After creating our own ostinato, we composed a piece of music using various instruments. Our visit from the stardome allowed us to explore the night sky and learn about the solar system.