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Welcome To Sapphire Class

Welcome To Sapphire Class 1

Chiltern Open Air Museum 

Sapphire Class visited Chiltern Open Air Museum on Tuesday 3rd October. We started our morning touring the grounds as we looked at what life was like during World War 2 as we explored a house and we even got to play with some very old toys. 


Our first workshop of the day allowed us to try our hand at archaeology. We dug up a range of artefacts as well as putting pots back together and sorting through rubbish to find clues. 


After lunch we entered a Viking hut where the children took part in a range of activities to prepare the hut ready for a special visit from the Bishop who tried to convince us to become Christians. We wrote messages in Latin, made impressive broaches, learned how to thatch a roof and even got to try on armour. 


We had a great day and learnt a lot of interesting facts about the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons.

Week beginning 2nd October 2017


For the upcoming week, we will be learning about the following:



Subject Learning
English Literary Heritage 
Maths Place Value of Numbers with up to Three Decimal Places
Spellings Words with silent letters 
Science Famous scientists and their influences on the history of medicine
Computing Text variables in coding
PE Basketball 
History The beliefs of Anglo-Saxons

Rosh Hashanah Day 


On Monday 25th September, Sapphire class learnt about Rosh Hashanah. We had 3 activities throughout the day.  First, we researched Rosh Hashanah with Mr Neiman and created posters to display what we learnt.  Then, with Miss Winwood we made stained glass windows with representations of Rosh Hashanah to display in our classroom (due to cycling proficiency we are still making them this week, once they are completed we will show you a picture of our finished display!).  In the afternoon,we made honey biscuit dough with Miss Buttle (we hope you all enjoyed these at home). 

Year 5 Running Festival


On Friday 15th September, all of Year 5 participated in a Cross Country Running Festival. With great effort and teamwork, we won both the boys and girls competition. Well done to all the children for taking part with great enthusiasm and representing the school proudly.

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Viking Day

On Wednesday 6th September, Sapphire Class took part in a Viking Day where we came in dressed up in some fantastic looking costumes. To begin, the children had a carousel of activities including making Viking name prints, warrior bracelets and creating candles. In the afternoon, we did an archaeological dig to investigate the source of different Viking artefacts and where they may have been found in a Viking Village. The day finished with the Viking leader demonstrating to how to make a metal cast of a clay pot made by Frankie earlier in the day. We had a fantastic time and learnt lots of interesting and fascinating facts. What a start to the year. Please see the pictures below.

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Upper Key Stage 2 Long Term Plan