Year 5’s Aquatic adventure at the Horniman Museum

With our ‘Water, Water, Everywhere’ topic well underway after our first visit to the Creekside Centre, Year 5 continued to learn more about watery worlds at the Horniman Museum.

In our fascinating workshop we learnt about aquatic adaptations that enable living things to survive in water.

We had a good look at lots of fascinating examples of these different adaptations, from those helping the animal to defend itself…



…to those helping it to move in water.

Can you remember the other types of adaptations?

After that, we did some observational drawing in the aquarium, gathering visual information about the different underwater environments we saw there.

Year 5’s river adventure at Deptford Creekside



Lots of learning.

The rules of the river.

Ready to wade!

Slowly does it…

A crab exoskeleton that had been discarded its owner!

Shrimp, goby and other finds from our fishing.

We were digging for gold but instead we found a European Eel!




cadogan hall, FIRE, FIRE!

Cadogan hall for school blog post.On Monday 14th march 2016, years 4,5 and 6 went to cadogan hall to watch the classical roadshow FIRE FIRE. We went to an event was set in the great fire of London which was in 1666. It started on pudding lane In a bakery, the fire was left on and the fire having wood all around to feed himself  grew bigger and spread throughout London. The show was wonderful and you would never learn so much from it. The amazing actors Michael Rouse(Samuel Pepys),  Rosalie Craig ( Jane Birch ) and Oliver Pidgeon (Sam Penny)  pulled of an amazing act and the conducter Hilary Davan Wetton put us in at the exact right time, he made the show run smoothly. It is when you see shows like these when you really see how lucky you are not to be in that situation, as you truly see an insight view of the fire without being in it. We all sang  with pride, we knew better than to sing as a disgrace, luckily we all gave our all and it was lovely afternoon.  The after noon was light time traveling back to 1666 and seeing it all for ourselves. Only 8 people died and that really is a miracle saying it burnt the whole of London down, no wonder they made a song about it. Thank you everybody who made this play possible.

Angeline Islam