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Year Five

Reaching For The Summit

As our Spring Creative Curriculum topic, Year Five studied

mountains. We learnt all about how they are formed and where

they can be found in the world. We then began to think about

what it would be like to climb a mountain like Everest. To start

with, we researched the first people to reach its summit, Sir

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

We looked at photos of the equipment they had used and

compared it to modern versions. To help us understand

more, an experienced mountaineer came into speak to us.

He showed us photos of his expeditions including a photo he

had captured of a snow leopard. He also showed us his

equipment which he allowed volunteers to have a try at

using. It was a great experience and taught us a great deal

about how it feels to climb some of the world’s tallest


“I liked getting to see all of the equipment and the photos,

especially the picture of the sun setting over Everest.”


World Book Day

For World Book Week this year, we dedicated our English lessons to reading. We

visited the school library to choose new books and recommend those we had

enjoyed to our friends; it showed what a great variety of books we have read as a

year group. On the day itself, we dressed up as our favourite book characters

which resulted in a range of outfits from Where’s Wally to Hermione Granger.

Everyone had made a great effort and it reminded us of some characters we had

forgotten all about. Later in the week, we also had the chance to share our

favourite books with Year Two and with some parent/carers who had come into

school. It was a fantastic week and we are already planning our outfits for next


“I like World Book Day as I love dressing up. This year, I was Nicki Maxwell

from Dork Diaries.”


“The fun part of World Book Day is seeing what people are dressed up as and

all of the fun activities we do around books.”


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