Year 5 visit Bradford Academy

Report written by Caden and Callum (Cedar – Year 5)

Year 5 visit Bradford Academy

On Tuesday, Cedar and Laurel visited Bradford Academy with their classmates and teachers. They went to the Academy to get an idea of what high school would be like as well as doing lots of fun activities such as Science, ICT and Music. In Science, the children set Miss Shaw’s and Miss Goldthorp’s hands on fire! Please do not try this at home it is very dangerous! Flaming bubbles flew around the air and lots more big explosions went on throughout the hour!

After Science they went to the I.C.T room and had an extremely fun time doing coding on Minecraft, Star Wars and Frozen.

As time went by children explored the huge school and met new teachers along the way.

Their final lesson was Music where they sang along to the music of the piano. They started by warming up their voices by telling a story about a bubble-gum man. Once they were warmed up they sang My Bonnie lies over the ocean and last but not least they sang and danced to, ‘Honk-honk, rounder-rounder, crash, beep-beep’. Year 5 found music very enjoyable and hilarious – even the teachers found it fun and everyone sang along cheerfully.

At the end of the trip Year 5 said their goodbyes to the teachers; however, some of them they might be seeing them again soon in a couple of years’ time when they start in year 7 at the Academy.


Year 5 make Lunar Rovers

Following our science topic, Earth and Space, children in year 5 were set a design technology challenge to design and make their own moving Lunar Rover. Once they had drawn their designs they used different resources to construct their Rovers. Children had very little input from Miss Shaw and Miss Goldthorp and they all showed excellent resilience and collaboration throughout the process.

The Star Museum

Last Thursday, Laurel and Cedar went on a school trip to the Star Centre in Keighley.

It was a long journey but it was all worth it. First of all, we went into the briefing room where we learnt a bit more about space in general. Julie, who was the lady that taught, told us a lot about the Milky Way, the galaxy and the 8 planets in our solar system. We then went into a Cosmodome to learn about the constellation of stars and what their names are. After the Cosmodome, we went back into the briefing room and talked a bit more about what we had learnt.

After, we went to space in a rocket ship! When we got to the moon, we split into 2 groups. One group operated a Lunar rover on a track and controlled robot arms to pick up small objects. The other group got into space suits and went exploring on the moon to find and collect aliens.

The last thing we did was go into a room where there were lots of computers; we played games on them which were all about space. We also tracked Tim Peake, the British astronaut, to find out where in space he was. We found out that it takes him half an hour to orbit the Earth; this means he orbits the Earth 16 times in 1 day!

We had an amazing time; it was the best space trip we could’ve gone on.

Reported by Tyla and Charlotte (Year 5)

Guess Who in Creative Writing Club!

This week in Creative Writing we have been busy writing riddles. Children were asked to think of a member of staff from school and write clues about them for us to guess.

Here is some of their work – see if you can guess who they are describing!

I am a small teacher.
I have 3 children.
I have short, brownie, red hair.
My favourite colour is purple.
I wear a warm purple coat.
Who am I?
(By Brooke – Year 4)

I have been around school for a long time.
I wear glasses.
I sometimes appear in the hall.
I have grey hair
I have a teacher in the room when I teach classes.
Who am I?
(By Brooke – Year 5)

I have dark brown hair.
I normally wear a dress.
I have a blue nurture group.
I work in Key Stage 2.
I am kind and helpful.
Who am I?

(By Amy – Year 5)

Miss Eskriett, Mr Mawson and Miss Goldthorp

The Great British Bread Off!

Following their visit to Love Bread last week, today Year 5 used the skills they learnt there to make their own bread. Children began the day by designing what their bread would look like, thinking carefully about the shape their bread would be and what it would look like when cut. They then worked in groups to accurately weigh their ingredients and combined them together using their hands. Once all the ingredients were combined they took it in turns to knead the bread in order to stretch the gluten strands so their loaf would rise when baked and have a light and fluffy texture when eaten! The children kneaded their dough for 10 minutes and then let it rise. After an hour the children folded in their ingredients and shaped their bread before putting them in the oven. All of the children showed excellent team work throughout the day and we hope you’ll agree that their final results looked very professional and incredibly tasty!