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5WH 2017-2018

Summer Term

 Black Country Living Museum


Our final trip of the school year was to the Black Country Living Museum, after a long coach journey we wandered around the Victorian streets following the journey of three characters. Along the way we went into shops, houses, schools and even the mine. Again the weather was amazing and we had a brilliant time, the sweet shop was a favourite and the mine was excellent.

Black Country Living Museum

Oakwood Olympic Day


Some of us went to Oakwood Academy for a larger Olympic day with several other schools. There were some really fun races, some brilliant cheers and lots of great competitive sports. The Haydn children set a perfect example and tried their hardest.

School Olympic Day


Some of us stayed at school with Miss Worrall and Mr Grimshaw, we did lots of fun and some silly races as teams. The weather was amazing and we ended the day with a great game of rounders. There were some amazing runs and it was a brilliant day.

School Olympic Day

Southwell Workhouse Trip


As part of our Victorian topic we made a trip to one of the last remaining real workhouses in the UK. On our trip we dressed as a Victorian child, experienced what life would have been like in a workhouse and even had a real Victorian school lesson. In the afternoon we carried out research on our characters by finding information from a real census. It was a great day and Mr Grimshaw even bought some rhubarb!

The £5 Challenge


This term the children in 5WH have been working on an enterprise project where they are given an investment of £5, they have designed their own businesses and created their own products to sell. These products will be available to purchase on Monday 16th July on the KS2 playground at 3.30pm and Thursday 19th July on the KS2 playground at 3.30pm. The children have written their own advertisements to give more information about their products.




Dear parents and carers,

For the last few weeks, we have been doing the £5 challenge and WH&CO have been developing slime to sell to older and younger children for them to play with. The day we will be selling it will be Monday 16th July on the key stage 2 playground, and will be after school at 3.30pm. The slimes we will be making are: glitter slime, fluffy slime and normal slime. The cost will be £1 per pot.


Money For Charity


On Monday 16th July at 3.30pm we are putting on a charity drinks sale. We are selling a wonderful watermelon cooler and refreshing lovely lemonade. We will be selling these for one day only for 50p and our drinks are vegetarian and vegan.


The Ten Musketeers


On Monday 16th July at 3.30pm we will be selling carrot cake and fruit kebabs. The fruit has come from the local greengrocers, The Thompson Twins. You can make a kebab using your own choice of fruit. Our carrot cake will be freshly made that day.

Language trip to The University of Nottingham


On Wednesday 18th April we went on a visit to The University of Nottingham to learn about different languages. We learnt Russian and German as well as a tour of the campus, we even met the cat that lives at the library! After many lectures we spent some time in the amazing sunshine before the journey back to school.

University Trip

Spring Term

Singing Performance at St Mary's Church.


We performed with other schools, written and taught by Sarah King. The theme was British history. We also performed this at school for our families. We really enjoyed learning and singing these songs.

Singing Performace at St Mary's Church

Our Trip to Sherwood Forest!


We went to Sherwood Forest on 14th March to learn about forests and to do lots of fun activities. We built dens out of stick and branches then tested them to see how waterproof they were. Surprisingly, we got wet! Below are videos showing us making and testing them. After our lunch we had a great walk around the forest looking at and hugging trees. We saw the Major Oak and learnt about seed dispersion and the types of tree in the forest. We loved our trip and we hope you like looking through the photos and videos.

Den Building

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Den Testing

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Den Testing

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Den Testing

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Ice Skating


During the spring term year 5 will be skating on a Monday afternoon. After 3 sessions the improvements we have made have been amazing, everyone is now going around on their own and some of us are even starting to go backwards! Check back later in the term to see our progress then.

Autumn Term


Greek Food Tasting


To finish off our topic of Ancient Greece we tasted typical Greek food. This was great fun and we all tried at least one thing that we hadn't had before. The halloumi was a big hit with the year. We found olives split opinions; some of us loved them and some were not so keen!


After tasting all the food we made tables describing the sensations of the food and how we could use our different senses to explain them.

Greek Food Tasting

Testing Upthrust!

Thursday 7th December 2017



Today we have been experimenting in science to discover the effect upthrust has on an object. We formed different shapes out of plasticine and placed them in water to see if they floated. To work out the strength of the upthrust we measure the Newtons on a Newton meter, here are some pictures of us in action!


Olympic Medal Making in Art & Design

Friday 24th November 2017


5WH have been working hard in Art lessons, planning and designing our medals and then making them out of clay. We worked hard to make the best design and then once they had been made we let them dry and painted them a lovely shade of bronze, silver or gold. Please have a look at our amazing work!

Year 5 Class Assembly 9th November 2017


5WH and 5F put on a great show to demonstrate how much they have already learnt in year 5! The theme was Ancient Greece and included acting, singing and fact finding! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Our Ancient Greece Assembly

Literacy in 5WH


13th October 2017


This week we have been learning about scripts, we have been using Daedalus and Icarus to think about stage directions, speech and the different ways to portray a character. We have filmed the children performing so you can have a glimpse of our skills!

Year 5 English

Reading from a script

CLASS 5WH 2017-2018


Welcome to Year 5. The teachers you will be working with this year are, Mrs Harrison, Miss Worrall and Ms Francis. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Cousins and Mrs French. We also have Mr Grimshaw, who is a student teacher, working with us this year.


This term we will be studying Ancient Greece. In science we will be looking at Earth and Space.


Our swimming lessons start on Friday 8th September. Please ensure that children remember their swimming kits and any earring have been removed at home.


Homework is given out each Friday and expected to be completed and back in school by the following Tuesday. Spelling tests are every Wednesday.


PE is every Tuesday, so please ensure kits are in school.


Parents evenings are on 3rd and 4th October.






YEAR 4 2016 - 2017

25.05.17 - Fiesta Day! Today we enjoyed some Mexican music, tasted some classic Mexican dishes (including Chilli de Crawford), competed in a Mexican quiz AND had a go at creating our own Mexican folk art paintings that were almost as tall as some of the children! Have a look at the fun we had.

22.03.17 - If you would like to have a go at practising the song that we have been learning in Spanish, follow this link -

Please remember to get your adult's permission first.

21.03.17 - Look how busy we have been in 4C! We have applied our superb team working skills and our river knowledge to create these amazing river scapes. Aren't they fabulous?

09.03.17 - We had an amazing time at Castleton this week! The children were absolutely brilliant! They asked lots of interesting questions, played beautifully together and represented Haydn so well. We were all so proud of them. Look at some of the fun we had!


06.03.17 - Today, we enjoyed some Kodu training with Mrs Simner. She introduced us to the coding program and showed us how to use lots of its features. If you would like to use the program at home to practise your coding, it can be found here for free!

Alice in Wonderland


Well, what a busy time we have been having in 4C! All of the children in Year 4 have worked tirelessly to create, produce and perform our spectacular version of Alice in Wonderland. The show was a real treat and a joy to watch every time. Below are some of our pictures from rehearsals. Enjoy!

International Day - 29.11.16

For International Day, our country was Germany! We learnt how to say "hello" and "goodbye" in German and learnt how to count up to 12. Miss Elson was very busy all day, baking pretzels with the children. We tried sauerkraut and even some spicy mustard!

To tie in with our history topic, Ancient Egypt, we have made a bread salad called a fattoush. It is delicious! If you would like to make a fattoush at home, scroll down for the recipe.


1 loaf of crisp bread

3 finely chopped tomatoes

3 finely chopped cucumbers

1 finely chopped onion

3 crushed garlic cloves

1 finely chopped lettuce

a few fresh mint leaves, chopped

2 tbs lemon juice

1 tbs sumac

2 tbs oil

pinch of salt

1) Cut up the bread into small pieces.

2) Sprinkle with cold water and place in a salad bowl.

3) Pile all the vegetables and mint over the bread.

4) Mix lemon juice, sumac, salt and oil.

5) Pour over fattoush and mix together.

In Science, we have investigated pitch with bottles (and tried to play Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star with them) and tested what sound can travel through.

We also had a longest sausage dog competition. We had some spectacular entrants, with two of them being over 5 metres long! Some of them were made from loo rolls, some of them were drawn on enormous sheets of paper and some of them were even made out of clothes!

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