Academic Year 2020 - 2021
During this half term, we have been exploring the history of our local area. We are really fortunate to go to school in a building from the 1800s, so this has been the basis for much of our work. We have learnt how the building has changed over the years, and given reasons for this. Also, we were able to look at old log books, blueprints, school reports and photographs from the 19th century to 2005, finding out all about previous pupils and events that had happened at school. We found this fascinating!
This half term, we have transported ourselves back in time to Ancient Greece. During our learning we have learnt the Ancient Greek alphabet, discovered where democracy started and how it is still used today, created beautiful clay pottery and shields for battle as well as discovering about all the amazing gods and goddesses. To complete our learning, we took part in an Ancient Greek Day involving the Olympics, a trip to the Ecclesia (where we read our manifestos) a banquet for lunch and a battle!
This term we have been learning all about space, and we have found it fascinating! We are definitely curious learners with a lot of questions about what is in the universe...and beyond! Luckily, we got to have a Zoom call with an astronomer from the University of Hertfordshire who helped answer our questions and suggest future scientific careers we might be interested in. At the end of term, we decided we might want to visit space and therefore we would need to make some space buggies to travel around in (once we had arrived at our planet of choice!).
Welcome, Year 5!
As it is the start of new school year, it is a wonderful time to reflect on all our successes of the year before and all the new resolutions or aims that we have for the upcoming school year. At Hertingfordbury, part of our school motto is 'Aim High'. Therefore, the children have each aimed high with a personal target or aim that they would like to achieve by the end of Year 5. The children drew around their hands and then wrote their target on the back. This means we have a visual reminder (see below) of our discussion about aiming high together in Year 5, but it also means something personal to each student. Good luck, Year 5, you can do it!