Swain House Primary School
Headteacher: Mrs Dianne Richardson

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Let's Explore Planet Earth

As part of our topic, 'Let's Explore Planet Earth' we visited The Deep in Hull. We had an amazing day!

One Britain One Nation Day

On Friday 29th June, we celebrated One Britain One Nation Day. In Elgar class, we had a NO PENS day - we loved it! We took part in activities such as debating, painting famous British landscapes and Million Pound Drop! In the afternoon, we all enjoyed an ice lolly on the school field.

'Let's Explore Planet Earth' Topic Launch

On Friday 7th June 2019, Year 5 came to school dressed in traditional dress from countries around the world or in the colours of flags. We completed lots of activities linked to exploring planet Earth!

Asia

In topic, we are learning about the continents. We learnt all about Asia. We were given the task to plan a holiday for two adults and two children to the capital city, Beijing. We had to book flights, hotels and excursions to famous landmarks. Mrs White gave us a budget.

Year 5 Netball Tournament

On Tuesday 21st May, 8 Year 5 pupils took part in a netball tournament. We all had an amazing time and the children were silver medalists!

Mayan Number System

As part of our topic, Marvellous Mayans, we learnt all about the Mayan number system. Did you know...they used a number system with a base 20 rather than a base 10 like we use today?

Comic Relief - 15th March 2019

On Friday 15th March 2019, we helped raise money for Comic Relief. We came to school dressed in red and had a bun sale. In the afternoon, we worked in pairs to complete a Comic Relief quiz and then we designed our own red nose!

Pancake Day

On Tuesday 5th March 2019, we enjoyed making and flipping pancakes!

How are forces measured?

We enjoyed using Newton metres to measure forces.

Do we have more clothes than we need?

Each Monday, a new question of the week is posed. This week (4.3.19) the question was, 'Do we have more clothes than we need?' We discussed the question with our partner and then wrote our opinion on a post it note. What do you think?

Should you always vote if you have the chance?

Each Monday, a new question of the week is posed. This week the question was, 'Should you always vote if you have the chance?' We discussed the question with our partner and then wrote our opinion on a post it note. What do you think?

Victorian Biscuits

As part of our topic all about The Victorians, we baked spiced ginger biscuits. Did you know that the Victorians were the first people to use sugar to make treats? Back then, sugar was only for the rich people!

Victorian Schoolroom

As part of our topic, 'I'm a Victorian Child, Get Me Out Of Here!', we visited Bradford Industrial Museum to experience what life was really like for Victorian children. We realised that school back then was very different to how school is today!

Should drones be banned?

Each Monday, a new question of the week is posed. This week the question was, 'Should drones be banned?' We discussed the question with our partner and then wrote our opinion on a post it note. What do you think?

Christmas Party

On Tuesday 18th December 2018, we had our Christmas party. We played games, danced, ate far too much food and even received two presents!

2019 Calendars
Christmas Cards 2018
Should technology be banned at mealtimes?

Each Monday, a new question of the week is posed. This week the question was, 'Should technology be banned at mealtimes?' We discussed the question with our partner and then wrote our opinion on a post it note. What do you think?

Europe

As part of our topic work, we used maps to locate countries, capital cities, rivers and mountain ranges in Europe.

Ingleborough Hall 7-9th November 2018

Year 5 enjoyed their residential to Ingleborough Hall. We took part in lots of activities including caving and orienteering.

Silent Debate

In English, we are reading Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo. We discussed the events from chapter 5. We took part in a silent debate!

World Kindness Day

On Tuesday 13th November, Elgar class celebrated World Kindness Day. We complimented one another and made cards to people who are important to us.

Year 5 Parents' Reading Café

On Thursday 13th September, Year 5 hosted the very first Parents' Reading Café. Our parents came into school to talk about their favourite books and we got a chance to share our favourite books with them! We had such a great time and cannot wait for the next one!

Tell Me More Maths!

In maths lessons, we enjoy using the knowledge we have learnt to teach others. Today, we practised rounding numbers to the nearest thousand and ten thousand.

Escape From Pompeii

In English, we are reading Escape From Pompeii. We worked in small groups to role play the scene in the story when the villagers realised that the volcano was erupting.

Trumpet Lesson

We really enjoyed our first trumpet lesson!