Year 5 Trip to Norwich- ‘Our Fine City’
We went to visit the centre of Norwich. Once there we were given a number of challenges to complete on our trip. These included:
- Visiting Norwich Market
- Creating a map of key Norwich landmarks that can be viewed from the top of the market.
- Going on a George Skipper building hunt to think about how one architect can make a difference to one city.
- Viewing the George Skipper’s botanical tiles in the Royal Arcade.
- Sketching the botanical tiles to provide inspiration for our printing designs once back in school.
- Investigating the modern Norwich streets for historical clues as well as journeying underground to find out what hidden secrets lie beneath our feet.
A few weeks ago we had some little caterpillars. They slowly grew and then began to change and formed a chrysalis. After a few more days the butterflies nibbled their way out. Before flight, they had to dry their wings and refuel on sweet water and fruit. Once strong and healthy the butterflies were released into the wild. We loved studying the butterflies in real life and this informed our understanding of life cycles.
What a fabulous workshop. We loved learning about Macbeth in our taster session and are really looking forward to taking part in the Macbeth drama workshop when we are in Year 6. Steve Skidmore also had lunch with the Year 4 children and held to Awards Assemblies in the afternoon. We found out that one of the Year 5 classes had read the most words in the school and that one Year 5 child had gained their ‘Millionaire Reader Badge’. Well done everyone and keep reading.
The school has been working in partnership with the ‘Garden Project’. As part of this project we have planted trees with the Year 4’s at the bottom of our field and have attended a range of workshops to find out more about the Science and Geography of our local environment. Here are a few photographs from our day.
Students from the UEA planned, lead and delivered interactive workshops for the class. The children fine tuned their listening skills and had the opportunity to take part in drama games, improvisations and a scavenger hunt outside. Some of the children felt nervous at first but were motivated to have a go and showed bravery when performing in front of others.
As part of our cooking and nutrition curriculum we continued to build our knowledge of what we need to eat to stay healthy. We discussed the three different types of carbohydrates and know that humans get energy from carbohydrates.
To develop our LIFE SKILLS we used measured out our own ingredients. To do this we used a range of measuring equipment and worked together to apply our maths skills to read scales in grams and millilitres. We also set the oven temperature and used a timer and clock to know when our delicious dish was ready.
Cooking macaroni cheese meant that we were able to practise:
- Looking for bubbles when boiling water
- Tucking in our knuckles when grating the cheese!
- Making a roux and watching what happens when you add cheese to the butter and flour.
- Baking in the oven.
- Eating together in a community.
Throughout the session we made certain that we kept safe and followed high levels of hygiene (hand washing, hair back, aprons etc.)
Our cooking session and end results can be seen below.
A team of people from the John Innes Centre came to work with us in school. We had lots of opportunities to develop our communication, team work and collaboration skills. We enjoyed being scientists and writers for the day.