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  • My favourite subject is Art because I like drawing, colouring and painting.

  • My favourite subject is science because it is fun.
  • Everything is nice & fair; sometimes we get to do tug of war and activities on the field.
  • This school is very good; all the adults are very kind and help students make good choices.
  • Milford has great teachers, good equipment, science experiments and the school is a calm, friendly environment.

  • The library at our school has lots of amazing books to read.

  • I love and enjoy lessons and think that they are planned well.

  • I think Milford is great because of the lesson qualities.

Year 5

Welcome to our year 5 page where you will find pictures and examples of work celebrating achievements within the year group.  

'Star writers' for last week: 

5B - Megan Walsh and Lewis Summers

5RM -  Lacie Milburn, Reco Cummins, Olivia Hyde and Eden Beer

5Ba - Lauren Waller, Ellie Caines and Harvey Wroe

5T - Dylan Pye

Well done to all children receiving the award. They will write their next 'pow wow' in a different colour. 

 

Montacute House September 2017

5B and 5Ba went on their first educational visit in September to Montacute House. Each class had the opportunity to explore the gardens and then they were led on a tour of the house by a member of the National Trust team. All the pupils really immersed themselves in the history of the House and have been able to apply their knowledge effectively, especially in English and Topic lessons.

Marine Biologist Visit from Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve 

On Wednesday 22nd February two lovely, amazing, helpful people came into our colossal school and presented to us a range of interesting information about habitats and animals that  exist at luxurious Lyme Bay, which is a wonderful place. The two people were called Neville, Larry the lobster/Loretta the lobster. We got to listen to some interesting facts about what happens under water and we got to hold some fossils of fish such as starfish and cuttlefish. Some facts that we learnt are: 

  • If  you cut a starfish it will grow back like a lizard;  
  • Lobsters attack with their bottom 4 claws; and  
  • You need to get big holes for the nets to help with sustainable fishing. 

Here are some quotes of our favourite parts: 

Demi: “My favourite part was learning about the sea life and when we saw all of the mermaid pockets!" 

Corey: “My favourite part about the talk was when we got to touch the lobster called Larry!"  

Angel: “My favourite part about the Marine talk was holding Larry the lobster!” 

Sebastian: “My favourite part about the Marine talk was being tangled up in the fishing net!” 

That was some of our thoughts about the magnificent Marine talk and there was a lot more to learn about the lovely, spectacular sea life.  

Now we will show you the interesting old things we know about sea life: 

  • A Jellyfish stings  you when they feel threatened 
  • If you want to catch a different type of fish then use different bait and throw your rod at a lower point in the water 
  • Lobsters attack when you touch them, if you leave then alone they will leave you alone  
  • Not only do lobsters have two huge front claws they have four little claws that they can detach if a predator grabs them. 

By Angel, Corey, Sebastian and Demi

Year 5 Tesco Visits 

Year 5 have recently had the opportunity to visit Tesco as part of their Science work on healthy eating. We found out lots of interesting facts about how much sugar is in different types of food such as there are 11 cubes of sugar in coke and Ribena has 10 sugar cubes. Each day we should  have around 6 cubes of sugar! As well as that we all had a great day and we even had a competition which was FUN!!  Secondly, we tried some fruit and vegetables and we really liked trying different exotic fruit from around the world. 

By William, Livvy, Daniel T, Jaron and Isaac

 Science and Technology Trip

On Thursday 8th of December, 20 students from years five and six travelled to The Fleet Air Arm Museum, ran by Cool Aeronautics in partnership with Leonardo for a Science and Technology Trip. Firstly, a lady called Jo talked with us and amazingly we got the chance to talk to Tim Peake through video chat. Tim Peake was about to do a test for NASA, but he needed our help. He had been turned into himself as a kid, but was a cartoon and we helped him through the test!

After the talk we split into groups of schools and Milford were group 6. Milford started with “Space Drop” where you had to make a shuttle in our divided groups (Such as Taurus and Leo) and we had to place little objects which were experiments and little Tim Peake. After making the pods using the shopping list we went upstairs to drop the pods on the target. A year six team won!

After lunch we took part in the paper aeroplane challenge!  We had 20 minutes to build 2 paper planes; we had a selection of 9 paper planes to build to test the flight. We then had a competition; Kia Banbury won the competition and received a remote control helicopter at the end of the brilliant day! After that we slowly walked back to the Swordfish Centre to have a warm farewell! Also, the manager told us that it was the 150th anniversary for The Fleet Air Arm Museum, so they decided to have us put are coats on and walked outside and made us into a 150! Then we all got on to the coach and sadly ended the amazing day with a smile on our faces!   

By Gracie Wallis, Daniel Chan, William Owens and Bethany Stranger 5B

 

Alice and Wonderland Trip  2016

On Thursday 24th November Year 5  had the opportunity to watch Alice and Wonderland at Westfield Academy. The show was amazing and there were even 2 Alice's! Happily, the show was so funny and so was the producer! The lighting was bright and effective and the projection of voices from the actors was super. All the characters knew their parts and they didn't mess up at all. Our favourite part was when the Queen of Hearts shouts off with their heads. All the neon costumes were perfect and the masks were so sparkly and creative. 

By Abi Gillard, Jayce Coy and Daniel Tailby 5B. 

 

Tudor Day  2016

On Monday 21st November, year 5 had their Tudor Day. They took part in activities such as: Tudor Dancing where the dances consisted of standing in a circle and marching; writing with quills in 5RM and they wrote the Tudor alphabet with a quill and ink; sewing pomanders and they put lavender inside of them; cooking Tudor spice biscuits with a hint of nutmeg in the kitchen; and finally researching Tudor spices using their computing skills. Most of year 5 liked:

  • Making pomanders
  • Cooking
  • Researching
  • Tudor dancing
  • Writing with quills

(the whole day basically!)

By Rufus Soord, Lucien Green and Oliver Drake 5B

Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations Friday 10th June 2016

Year 5 recently celebrated the Queen’s 90th Birthday. As a whole year group they took part in learning how to march like the Queen’s Guard. Below is a photo:

 Greek Day Friday 20th May 2016

The children enjoyed their day, dressed in some superb costumes. Activities included: designing a Greek bookmark; tasting food from the country; taking part in 'Olympic' activities and making their own amphitheatre.