Year 5 Forces

Year 5 Science Homework – 9 Oct 2015

Have a go at each of these online games and investigations to consolidate your learning.

Please note: some of the sites need Flash Player, which means that they won’t work on an iPad. Try on a computer, instead. Apologies.

Girls’ Prep French trip 2015 Day 2

After a delicious breakfast of croissants and baguettes, we headed off in the sunshine to Le Touquet market. The girls have really enjoyed speaking French, buying cheese, scarfs, saucisson and much more…
Next stop was free time playing on the stunning beach on miles of white sand. Fun had by all! A perfect opportunity for a photo Shoot!
Snail farmers Fabian & Sylvain were most impressed with our girls’ interest in how they farm snails, asking many questions and showing a keen interest. We were amazed at how willing the girls’ were to try snail pâte and snails in shells…. Some more successfully than others! Luckily there was some deliciously sweet homemade rhubarb jam for those who needed a little cleanse! Palates have been well and truly tested!

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France trip 3

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Year 5 Legends study

Try some of the links below to find out more about legends:

BBC Bitesize

Lots of great legends here

Children interview Michael Morpurgo

More info…

Legends are usually based on real characters and events, even though these have been richly embellished and exaggerated over time. This gives the narrative an exciting quality because all the events seem to be within the realm of possibility even when the plot has become so widely adapted or updated that it is completely fictional.

The plot of a legend usually focuses on an individual character, a cultural hero or a person respected and remembered (Jason, King Arthur, Robin Hood, William Tell, Roland) but there are also legends about places (Atlantis, Shangri-La), objects (the Holy Grail, the Philosopher’s Stone) and legendary animals (the Yeti, Loch Ness monster, Sasquatch, Chupacabra).

Structure and style

Structure is usually episodic, as in the phases of a journey over several years or the stages of a great battle. Some legends tell the entire life story of their hero as a series of linked episodes, each one a story in its own right, as in the King Arthur stories and the sagas of German-speaking and Northern European countries.

Common structures include:

  • chronological episodes;
  • journey stories;
  • sequential stories;
  • life stories and community histories.

Like myths, legends sometimes use a more literary style than fairy tales or fables.
For example:

  • rich, evocative vocabulary
  • memorable language use
  • use of rhythm and repetition techniques
  • formulaic openings and endings
  • imagery: simile, metaphor and symbolism.


Legends employ many of the typical themes of traditional stories:

  • good and evil
  • friend and foe
  • magic
  • the supernatural
  • rich and poor/rags to riches/riches to rags
  • wise and foolish
  • strong and weak
  • just and unjust
  • a quest or search
  • a journey
  • trials and forfeits.

Legends, like myths, reveal information about the way people lived, what they believed, what was important to them, what they valued and what they were afraid of.

(source – 2015)

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Y6 Girls’ Prep French trip 2015

Safe arrival in France. All going well, smooth journey, some girls experiencing the Eurotunnel for the first time.  First visit at Ambleteuse, is 2nd World War museum.  Great excitement viewing all the wonderful uniforms. They found out what ‘Liberty’ means and loved the French boutique and the artefacts were also very impressive.   Now about to watch a movie from the archives giving us an insight to life in WW2.  Girls very relaxed, long may it continue!

French trip