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During the Spring term year 5 will be learning about...
The children have been reading some inspirational Martin Luther King quotes and have drawn what they imagine the quote would look like. They have enjoyed reading and understanding why Martin Luther King was so inspirational.
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The children have enjoyed drawing portraits of Martin Luther King as part of their art display work. They have used the grid method to help them define the fine details of their work. They have used shading to help add detail and light to their work.

In year 5, during the Autumn term, the children will be studying castles and knights. They will be looking and historical and geographical aspects of why, how and where castles were built and how knights used these castles. As part of the topic the children will get the opportunity to explore Mountfitchet Castle.. This will give them an insight to the places castles were built and how useful they were. In addition we will be using several different texts in our English lessons to coincide with this topic.


In RE the children will be focusing on the Kinder Transport and how it affected many children and their families. This links well with geography and looking at what Hoddesdon looked like during World War 2 and what it looks like now. In addition, there are links with history and the impact of the holocaust on communities and families. We will be having a guest from the local community come and talk to the children about Hoddesdon during World War 2.

On 26th September we visited Mountfitchet castle. We explored the grounds to learn about life in 1066. The children investigated: swords, mills, water mills, caterpults and huts. The children had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed manning the caterpult.

(I'm not sure who had the better time, the teachers or the children.)