Blaby Stokes Year 5 Learning

Autumn 1 - 29th August to 13th October 2017

Click the link below to find what the children in Year 5 will be learning this half term. Their first topic is called Alchemy Island

Y5 Curriculum letter Autumn 1: Alchemy Island >

Year 5 have really enjoyed a trip to and our journey around Alchemy Island for our first topic.
As our memorable experience, we studied this fantasy island and the features that we could see. We then had great fun designing and making our own islands using mod roc. It was fantastic to be so creative and think of what we would like our island to include – as well as getting very messy!

We then had a visit from the Chief Alchemist who left us with a mysterious golden chest. Inside, we found a map of the island with a key and a variety of samples that were collected from various points, including coloured sand from Rainbow Dunes and golden nuggets from the Fountain of Gold. In science, we spent time researching and investigating the properties of these materials and how they could be separated.

We have practiced our Geography skills by using co-ordinates to navigate around the map of Alchemy Island and follow a trail.

To finish off our topic, we designed and made our own Alchemy island board games. We planned and sketched the game, made a sheet of instructions and made all the resources to go with it! We enjoyed an afternoon sharing and playing these with our parents – they were great!

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