Motivating England

After studying and listening to Churchill’s morale-boosting speeches from World War 2, Year 5 have written their own motivating speeches to deliver to the England team before their match with Belgium. They have then recorded their speeches onto an iPad to...

Reflective Y5

This week, Year 5 have started to study the life of Anne Frank, as part of this they have discussed what life was like for Jews and other minorities in Nazi-occupied Europe. This has given us an opportunity to explore the dangers of extremism, divided communities and...

The Blitz comes to Swalwell!

Year 5 have been studying the effects of the Blitz and bombings during WW2 on individuals this week. Using newspapers and photographs as sources of information they have been able to piece together clues about life under the threat of a bomb. We even experienced...

PE Fun

Y5 pupils will need to bring their PE kit Monday – Thursday next week so that they can participate in some ‘extra’ PE lessons. Thank you
Using perspective

Using perspective

Year 5 are studying Henry Moore during this half term. They have been trying to recreate some of his iconic sketches of the air raid shelters during WW2. Using their knowledge of perspective they have been able to recreate a tunnel underground, giving the illusion of...
Frantic Percentages

Frantic Percentages

Year 5 have worked frantically to find as many different ways of writing percentages as they can. Collaborative skills and logical thinking have helped them to develop complicated mind maps showing their percentages. Fantastic work Year...
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