Year 5 Visits and Experiences
Year 5 have learn about the life of a Viking settler under the guidance of the Murton Team. Comprising several houses, workshops and fields, our settlement is the perfect setting for the hands-on activity days.
After an initial introduction, the children will be taken to the settlement to meet the rest of the community – and prove to the Lord or Lady of the village that they have the necessary skills to be an asset! Working in groups the children will learn about farming and food in the Viking age, pottery, and household tasks. They will have to take their turns on guard duty and learn how to defend the village from attack.
Year 5 start their new school year with a residential to Robin Hoods Bay on the East Coast of Yorkshire. Our accommodation for this weekend is the spectacular YHA Boggle Hole. The Youth Hostel is in the perfect location, allowing children and staff to step out of the grounds of the hostel straight onto the beach. We use the beach to study the erosion on the coastline, hunt for fossils and go rock pooling. We also visit Whitby and use our ordinance survey maps to match the symbols to the buildings in Whitby. We then head to the secluded setting of Falling Foss, here we spend the day walking around and exploring the woodland, which eventually leads to a spectacular waterfall!
We are really proud of what the health and safety officer said about this part of the trip during an unannounced inspection.
“The walk was interesting and entertaining for all. It involved scrambling and exploration. All of which was supervised without stifling their freedom and excitement.” Phil Jackson (Health and safety Inspector for Leeds City Council)
York Chocolate Story
To introduce the history topic of the Ancient Maya Civilisation, year 5 visit the York Chocolate Story to the learn how the Maya’s discovered chocolate and introduced it to the rest of the world. This is a fantastic day of learning all about the ‘Ancient Maya Civilisation’ which ends in the children (and staff) tasting lots of chocolate!
Year 5 had an amazing day yesterday. We used drama to explore the story of Beowulf. Year 5 were brilliant and their ideas were so creative!
Years 5 and 6 are lucky to have musicians come to our school and teach us about their music and how we can make our own music. We create a song together and the preform it in an assembly.