Year 5 have been writing non-chronological reports about river creatures.
Here are some of our favourite facts ...
Swans live in cities and countryside. Interestingly, their sleep standing on one leg or whilst floating on water with their head tucked under their wing - Zara
Kingfishers usually begin breeding in February - Sophie
A Yellow Spotted River Turtle's gender can often be deciphered by the colour of their chins!! Females have orange or red chins; males have black chins - James
Capybaras are the largest rodents in the world and can start to have babies as early as 19 months age - Lily
The otter population of the world is 150,000 - 300,000 - that's a lot of otters!! - Jake
Mink are semiaquatic mammals native to North America - Grace
Escrick's Got Talent
On Friday 12th May, Year 5 held a talent show in aid of the charity toilettwinning.org. We enjoyed watching a range of performances, including dancing, singing, magic, football skills, one-handed Rubik's Cube solving and some fabulous gymnastics. We were particularly impressed by some of our youngest children performing solo to the school! Escrick has so much talent that there wasn't time for everyone that wanted to perform to have their chance on Friday, so we will be watching the last few acts on Thursday.
Well done to our Year 5s who organised the show - they have learnt a lot about planning and organisation from the experience! We raised just over £73 from entry fees and an after school collection in the playground, so thank you to everyone who took part and donated. The aim of our fundraising is to raise enough money to pay for a toilet block to be built at a school in a developing country. We are now only about £40 away from our target, and hope to raise the rest at our Cake Bake Sale on the last Friday of half-term.
More Talent Show photographs will be on display outside Maple Classroom soon.
Happy New Year! We hope you had a super holiday, and are now ready for a busy term ahead!
This term we shall be learning about the Mysterious Maya from Mesoamerica, so there will be lots of history and geography as well as some Mayan myths, maths, art and mask making to work on. In science we will be learning all about Earth, Sun and Moon. You can do you own research about space if you take a turn in the class space pod, where you can find information books, posters and fact sheets.
Welcome back to...
the second half term of Year 4/5!
We can't believe we are already into our second half term of this school year and there are only 7 weeks until Christmas!! How exciting!!
This half term we are going to be turning our attentions to the topics of 'Victorian Heroes and Villains' as well as revising some Science facts about 'Plants and Flowers' and learning lots of new ones!!
We are excited to welcome Mr Broxup into our class this half term, who is joining us from York St John University to undertake a teaching placement and our whole class are going out to Forest School on Tuesday 8th November (remember your wellies!!).
We are looking forward to another busy and fun half term!!
This half term, we are learning about our Digestive Systems and Teeth in Science with Mrs Pape!! Here are a couple of links to explore at home ...
https://www.stem.org.uk/elibrary/resource/35396 - building your own digestive system!! Ask a grown up first please!!
www.kitses.com/animation/swfs/digestion.swf - interactive diagram of the digestive system's organs and their functions.