We’ve had a very busy week in year 5. In English we have been writing a balanced argument based on our story book ‘The Midnight Fox’. The children have worked very hard finding points for both sides of the argument and writing formal paragraphs.
In Science we have looked at the entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian. She studied the life cycle of insects in the late 1600s. We found her story fascinating as her job was very dangerous back then as she could have been accused of being a witch!
In History we have carried on with our Mayan topic. This week we compared the Mayan civilisation to the Anglo Saxons in our books. On craft Friday we made Mayan masks, Mayan ojos de dios and Anglo Saxon brooches.