Welcome to Super Sapphire class.

Sapphire (Yr5)                                   

Spring Term 2

Puzzle day

We enjoyed working with Topaz class during our Happy Puzzle Company workshop. Our brains were stretched and challenged as we worked in teams to solve problems and complete challenges. 




We have worked very hard this half term to learn the recorder. Many of us couldn't play it at the start so we are very proud of the progress we have made. Please listen and enjoy as we play along to Adele's 'Make you feel my love'.




Spring term 1 

We are all glad to be back together after our Christmas break. We have been learning about hope. Having hope in ourselves and the world around us. 


In maths we have been learning about fractions. We used practical equipment to explore equivalent fractions.      



History- Frost Fairs on the river Thames                            

As part of our topic work we have been learning about the river Thames. We used primary sources to discover what the frost fairs were like long ago. We discovered that gingerbread was sold and ate. We enjoyed making our own gingerbread and using drama to imagine what it would be like to be at a frost fair.   



We have worked very hard to write our own poems about rivers. We had hope and confidence  in ourselves and performed them in front of the class. 







Sapphire (Yr5) Autumn term

The children in Sapphire have settled in well to life in year 5. We have been thinking a lot about 'The Power of Yet', we have been sharing our aspirations and how we will work hard to achieve them. 


We have particularly enjoyed our swimming lessons in PE. Mrs Diss has been very impressed. 






 We have had a lot of fun learning about Space this term. Everyone has worked hard to write a long recount about a trip to Space. Lots of us imagined what it would be like to spend time on the International Space Station. We have also been busy learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon discovering how they move and what affect this has on our day and night time. In art we enjoyed exploring Van Gogh's Starry Night and making the planets out of papier mache! 



Creation and Harvest

In RE we have thought very carefully about how the Genesis 1 text fits in with science beliefs today. We considered if creation and science are conflicting or complementary. We learnt about a scientist, Jennifer Wiseman, who is a Christian and an astrophysicist.  We learnt that all Christians belief in God's amazing world. We took time to enjoy nature with all our senses and give thanks through harvest. 

Road safety

We had the opportunity to go on a speed watch where we had the opportunity to speak to speeding drivers, with the help of a local police officer.


As part of PE  this term we have learnt new gymnastics skills. We have experimented with different ways to create bridges with our bodies. We worked in fellowship with our partner and enjoyed using some of the apparatus that we haven't seen for a while. 


In science this half term we have learnt about forces. When we heard Amber class did not have any brakes on their bikes and trikes we set to work increasing the friction. We tested which material would make the best for the job and recorded our results systematically.