Wick Court Farm Fun

Day 3 at Wick Court Farm and we’ve JUST about managed to get enough internet signal to send a few pictures back from our little corner of Gloucestershire to you all at home…

And we’re away!

The journey went smoothly and soon we were passing through idyllic villages and hearing excited squeals at each new sighting of farmyard animals…

Our home for the week …  The grand farmhouse at Wick Court

Suited, booted and ready to work 

An egg-citing visit from the Bug Man!

Today 1GT were extremely brave as they came face-to-face with snakes, lizards, tarantulas and huge snails!  Andrew the Bug Man talked about the life-cycles of these egg-laying creatures, and we discovered their similarities and differences.  We even had the chance to stroke and pet them! What was your favourite creature?

What do lizards eggs look and feel like?
Where does a tortoise lay her eggs?
How does a tarantula smell and taste?
Why do male spiders have long legs?
Did you know that snails are both male and female!
What is the difference between a tortoise, a terrapin and a turtle?
What do baby tortoises look like?
Why does the lizard poke out its tongue?
Why did the snake look a little grey today?
What does a hermit crab do with its eggs after laying them on the beach?

Year 5 Holiday Homelearning

Next term, our topic is ‘Designing for Life’. Over the holidays, we would like you to choose one invention that you think is brilliant and find out some information about it:

  1. Who invented it?
  2. What was the purpose of the invention?
  3. Who was it intended to be used by?
  4. What impact did it have on people’s lives?
  5. Has it been improved since the original design? How?
  6. How do you think it could be further improved?

You should present your findings in an engaging and informative way on the poster sheet provided and hand it in on Wednesday of the first week back (9th January)

Have a wonderful break!

Ms Jones and Mr Diamond

Year 5 Memorable Event – Our ‘Water Celebration’

Last week, we rounded off our topic, ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ in style with a Water Celebration. We put together an art gallery of our pencil and pastel drawings and watercolour paintings, displayed photos and work related to our educational visits and other topic learning and also made and sold delicious soup.