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  • Learning Outside the Classroom Day

    We investigated friction by measuring how far a toy car travelled on different surfaces.

  • Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies

    The children in Year 4 and Year 5 worked incredibly hard to rehearse and perform this production to the school and their parents. The children enjoyed the rehearsals as well as learning the songs, dances and the DREADFUL JOKES. It was enjoyable for the children as well as the adults. Dreadful jokes and silly sock phrases was thought to be the best part (as some may think). Some children learnt once you’ve done your first scene you’ll find there is no need to be nervous, but really it was all the children’s hard work that was the best part. They were truly wonderful!

  • National Gallery

    Year 5 were excited to visit the National Gallery and see some of the famous paintings that are in the gallery. They saw Whistle Jacket, The Bathers, Shipwreck on a Stormy Sea (which we studied in Year 4), Surprised! (which we have studied this year – Year 5) and Persius lifting Medusas head.

    Afterwards we sat in Trafalgar Square at ate our lunch. We walked through Horse Guards Parade where we were lucky enough to see the Changing of the Guards, this was followed by a stroll down The Mall to see Buckingham Palace.

  • Shakespeare Workshop – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    This workshop was for Classes 5 and 6 and performed by The Young Shakespeare Company. Some children volunteered to join in the performance; 4 people from Year 5 and 3 people from Year 6. The children had to dress up as a characters from the story, Hypolita, Duke T, Helena, Demetruis, Lysander and Hermia. The adults joined in as some of the characters like, Nick Bottom, Peter Quince, Flute, Snout, Starvelling and Snug.  They were also fairies like, Titania who is the Queen of the fairies, Oberon who is the King of the fairies, who is also married to Titania.  While the rest of the classes went outside for a break, the children who were acting in the play learnt quick and easy lines and had fabulous costumes to go with the theme of the play.

    Following the workshop, the children completed some work on this Shakespeare play, in their English lessons.  They made letters and wedding invitations for the characters in the play and also wrote a wanted poster for the character named Nick Bottom.

  • Micro:Bit Workshop

    Year 5 took part in a micro:bit coding workshop. At the start, they learnt what a micro:bit was and how it worked. The leaders showed them how a diamond was protected. They saw all the sensors that showed if someone was coming close by. Then, they demonstrated some coding on the micro bit which displayed different LED patterns, depending on how you have done the coding.

  • Gingerbread City

    “How would you design a community centre fit for the climate crisis?” 

    On Monday 14th November 2022, this was the challenge Tori Flower set Year 5 as part of a co-design project with The Ryde School and the Museum of Architecture. She ran a workshop where they explored the consequences and causes of climate change, looked at buildings (suggested by leading architects and experts) that were designed with environmental sustainability in mind and the children drew their own designs and voted on their favourites.  The powerpoint below shows the process the children took to get their final designs.

    Gingerbread City

    There were so many amazing ideas – including a building which collects rain water to use in a natural swimming pool, a green roof to play football on and using the centre to recycling toys.

    The best of their amazingly imaginative ideas will be made into a gingerbread building for the 2022 Gingerbread City exhibition (3rd dec-2nd Jan @ 6-7 Motcomb Street, SW1X 8J). Each child also decorated a biscuit with their initials which will feature in the final baked building.

  • Imperial War Museum – Duxford

    In Year 5, the children have been learning about the changes at the start of World War 2, evacuation and rationing. To consolidate their learning, they recently visited the Imperial War Museum Duxford. The children started by visiting the Land Warfare exhibition where they saw tanks and military vehicles and discovered how fighting on land has changed since World War 1. From here, they explored the AirSpace hanger where they saw the Mosquito plane that was created at the DeHavilland factory in Hatfield. After lunch the children took part in a documentary challenge workshop. They were given cameras and tasked with making a mini documentary on the people and objects they feel the world needs to know about. This helped to develop their historical inquiry skills and deepen their understanding of the impact of war on people’s lives in the past.

  •  Planetarium comes to school!

    Our knowledge about space increased when an inflatable Planetarium came to school. During the day everyone had a chance to go inside and have a quick lesson, but Year 5 enjoyed a full hour of astronomy facts as it was one of our science topics.

    First of all we had to split into three groups because if we all went in at once then too much oxygen would be let out  and it would start to deflate!! When we got into the dome it felt like you were in the middle of an igloo because it had a cold breeze .

    Until Milly turned on the projector, you looked up to see a pitch black sky with shining stars dotted around. We got to look up close to all the amazing planets and found out so many facts about them like how many moons they have or how the Northern lights are created!!

    We would like to share with you some of your favourite facts that we got from this amazing afternoon.

    Sheena learnt that: Even though Neptune is the furthest from the Sun it isn’t the coldest. Uranus is!

    Our moon is the size of Australia!

    Summer stated that: Although Mercury is the closest to the Sun, it is not the hottest planet because Venus actually is.

    A few people concluded that the Moon craters are made when asteroids reach its atmosphere.

    Shivani said: I learnt  that the inside of the sun is 15 Million degrees hot!

    Our Moon is the fifth biggest Moon in our solar system.

    Evan commented: Venus is the biggest planet in our solar system!

    Bethany had a good fact which was: Saturn has a ring round it and that ring is made up of rock and ice (mainly ice).

    Scarlett told us that the inside of the sun is hotter than the outside.

    Freja wasn’t  the only one but did say that: Even though Mercury isn’t  the hottest it is the planet that’s temperatures change the most.

    Deon asked how many stars there actually are and Milly replied with: no one really knows because no one has ever counted!

    Krisha said: Mercury has no air, no water, and has extreme temperature.

    This last fact is something we all found very interesting so we all want to share this with you:

    We learnt how the Northern lights are made! This is what happens: The rays of burning gas get released from the Sun’s atmosphere and launched out into space and then the burning gas reaches earth’s atmosphere. It mixes with the gasses, nitrogen and oxygen and turns into a display of colourful lights!!!

  • Hatfield House

    To start the term, we went on a whole school trip to Hatfield House. We had a focus of Maths and Geography.

    Year 5 first followed the blue trail on the map they were given. They then followed the blue trail using the map and marked on any points of interest e.g. the Elizabeth Oak Tree, the Chinese Bridge, the Jubilee and Wake Woods and the Elephant Dell. Once back at school, we plotted these points carefully and identified their grid references.

    In the afternoon, we were given random distances on cards to estimate the distances of. We were able to use 1 metre tape measures to help us understand how far 1 metre was and used it to help us estimate longer distances. Once estimated, we measured them accurately using trundle wheels.

    Finally, before the rain sent us under shelter, we learnt how to use a compass to identify the four cardinal directions and what we could see at each of the points.


  • Science at The Ryde School 2021 – 2022


    Class 5 have explored the parts of a flowering plant. They dissected a lily and identified the parts that help them reproduce.






    The whole school had a visit from Mrs Thomas who came to speak to use about hedgehogs and how to protect them. Class 5 were very interested as they have worked hard to create different habitats for living things in the school grounds.





    They had a STEM workshop led by the local STEM ambassadors. They had to use a range of skills including coding and knowledge of levers to crack a code and open a safe.