A busy half term for Year 5!

Trip to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door

On Friday 6th July, on the hottest day of the year (!), Year 5 visited Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door as part of their Jurassic Coast topic. The children were able to consolidate their learning by seeing the different rock formations in ‘’real-life’. They impressed the Rangers, by imparting their wealth of knowledge about the coastline, which we are lucky enough to live along. The children were a credit to the school, displaying immaculate behaviour whilst out in the public – especially whilst walking up the rather long, steep hill over to Durdle Door on such a hot day. To help cool them down, the children were rewarded with a much-welcomed ice-cream! Thank you to all staff and volunteers who helped make the trip such a success.

Atlantic Academy, Portland

Year 5 had the exciting opportunity to visit Atlantic Academy on Portland for a science ‘taster session’. The children were given the task of solving a Murder Mystery by using Forensic Science to help them. This involved Chromatography, to investigate which of the suspects had written a note at the crime scene, as well as the chance to have a go at taking finger prints, and looking for patterns to identify the suspect. A number of certificates were received by the children, and the staff were particularly impressed with how the children conducted themselves.

The Lost Words book Presented to Holy Trinity Primary School

In the previous Newsletter, there were photographs of Year 5 children with Richard Bradford, who has been campaigning for every Primary school in Dorset to receive a copy of The Lost Words. With our support, Richard was successful in his quest, and he therefore returned to the school to present us with our very own copy of the book. The children are very precious about the book and keen for it to be handled with respect and care. Consequently, the book will take pride of place in the library as of September – so keep your eye out for it. It’s a must read!

Year 5 Science Day

We had a Space themed Science Day, starting off with researching an astronaut. Many children decided to research a female astronaut since they have only heard of males going up into space. The children were certainly inspired by their findings, and produced some fantastic posters. We then moved on to planning and designing an astro-nappy! Children had the hands-on opportunity to investigate which materials would provide the best comfort and be the most practical. The classrooms then exploded with a mass of recyclable materials (thank you parents for sending these in), whereby the children designed and created spaceships for astronauts. Finally, we made magnetic gloop, using cornflour! It was a thoroughly enjoyable, educational day had by all.



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