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An Afternoon in Parliament!

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Year 5 really enjoyed our virtual tour of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. We discussed how laws are made and thought of some great suggestions for who we would nominate to be a future Lord such as Marcus Rashford. We enjoyed seeing where the Queen sits when she opens Parliament and we were really interested to see the original bricks which still show damage from where it was bombed during WW2. 


We were very lucky to be joined by Stuart Andrew for a questions session at the end. The children asked a range of questions about when the new park will be built opposite school, what he plans to do to improve global warming in our area and whether he actually enjoys his job!

Week 4 in Eucalyptus

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We have had yet another busy and fun-filled week. We have been reading and listening to a great text in WCR called Cicada which has brought up lots of interesting discussions around our school drivers. We have been learning how to calculate area and perimeter in maths and we are just starting our own non-chronological reports in Literacy. We had a great French lesson learning the French names for school subjects with actions to remind us of the words. We can now say which lessons we like or don't like in French. The pictures show our actions for 'like', don't like', maths, French, reading and PE!



DT - showing resilience!

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Year 5 have started a new Design and Technology project this week. We had great fun trying to join straws in creative ways. Watch this space! The children were amazing at the 'Think-make-break-repeat' process. 

Week 2

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Eucalyptus have had another busy and fun week of learning. As always all the pupils have shown great learning skills having to demonstrate perseverance, resilience and a positive attitude to make sure they get everything they can out of the learning given to them. Among lots of other things this week, we have been learning and improving our geography skills to help us with our upcoming residential to Ingleborough. This week we used our OS map symbol skills and examined OS maps looking at land use and population density. We then moved on to learning about contour lines. The pupils created a page spread about contour lines and did a fantastic job. 

Architect visit

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Our first blog post - very exciting!
Today, Year 5 enjoyed a visit from Jonathan Wilson, owner of Citu - a property company who design and build sustainable places to live.
The children have produced some beautiful paintings of his houses and a few were chosen by Jonathan today to be displayed in his new offices in Leeds. These will be displayed in the entrance so that the public can admire them.
We loved learning about how his company protect biodiversity and use sustainable building materials. This ties in brilliantly with our 'environment' curriculum driver. It was very inspiring listening to Jonathan describe his career as an architect and the children asked some really insightful questions.
Anyone is able to visit his development just outside the city centre - well worth a look. https://citu.co.uk/