Year 5 Blog

Trampolining at Ormiston Bushfield Academy – Thursday 16th November 2017

This week we were very lucky to be able to use the trampolines at Ormiston Bushfield Academy to learn this exciting new sport. We are very lucky that we have been allowed to use the trampolines for the rest of this half term.

Each week we will be learning the various skills of trampolining and this week we started with seat drops and half twist jumps.

Ormiston Bushfield Academy Badminton Lesson – Thursday 9th November 2017

Today we travelled to Ormiston Bushfield Academy to use their facilities in order to learn the new sport of Badminton. We are lucky enough that OBA have agreed to let us use their facilities so we are able to experience a sport that we wouldn’t normally learn in school.

During our session we learnt the underarm clear shot and managed to perform some rallies in a pair.

Hockey Training at City of Peterborough Hockey Club – Thursday 12th October

Today our training session was all about defending. We learnt the importance of getting our stick low and blocking the attacker in order to win the ball.

First of all we took part in a game of bulldog in order to practice our dribbling and defending tactics. Next we split into two groups. Half of the class worked in tackle boxes tacking part in a 1 vs 1 situation with a partner, while the other half played a competitive numbers game where you ran out when your number was called and tried to defend your line.

At the end of the lesson we went back into bulldog and our tackling really improved, which made it much harder for the dribblers.

Hockey Training at City of Peterborough Hockey Club – Thursday 5th October

This week the theme of our training session was dribbling. We worked on various activities to develop our control when dribbling on the strong and reverse side of our stick.

Firstly we worked on the V-drag technique which we identified as being a very good skill for tricking defenders. Then we moved on to a dribbling slalom, and a dribbling shuttle.

Our coach Neil said that it would be brilliant to see all of the children at the junior club training on a Sunday morning. See information below for how you can join.

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Hockey Training at City of Peterborough Hockey Club – Thursday 28th September

Today we went to the City of Peterborough Hockey Club for our first hockey training session. We began with a warm up where we had to run the width of the pitch, and back, before completing some stretches.

Next we practiced our push and slap passes with a partner. We challenged ourselves by trying to get the ball through a gate, which we made smaller every time we were successful.

Finally to end the session we played a few games of bulldog to work on our dribbling skills.


International Day of Peace – Thursday 21st September 2017

Today Year 5 have been learning all about peace. We have been exploring peace around this year’s theme: Together for Peace – Respect, Safety & Dignity for all.

Within this we have learnt about the story of Yusra and Ishak who managed to overcome diversity and war to achieve and further their quality of life through the help of the United Nations.

We completed spider diagrams to show what peace was to us, as well as creating our own posters to celebrate the day.

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Polar Museum Visit – Thursday 14th September 2017

Butterflies Class visited The Polar Museum in Cambridge.

We are learning about the Antarctic and its explorers, such as; Sir Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton.  We wanted to experience the excitement of learning from primary resources (objects that were actually used by the men themselves!  We loved it!

We got to sit in a Lecture Room at the Scott Polar Research Institute.. just like university students!

We learned such a lot!  If you would like to see some photos of the amazing things we saw then please check out our class gallery page by clicking here.

Welcome to Year 5! – Thursday 7th September 2017

The Butterflies have been working hard in year 5 at building their Learning Powers, and we are very excited about this week as we are going to the Polar Museum in Cambridge. This term we’re learning about Antarctica and some of its famous explorers.  Additionally we are reading a book called Ice Trap which is about Ernest Shackleton (a famous Antarctic explorer from the First World War).

Please note, we have their P.E lessons are on Friday and Thursday.