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Headteacher - Mrs Fiona Wharton

Guiseley Primary School

Year 5 Blog

Autumn 1 2022

The children have had a busy half term learning about the Ancient Maya. They learned about their daily life, their cities, their religion and their food and compared it to those of the Vikings who lived concurrently in Britain. They learned about Maya inventions and innovations such as astronomy, calendars and their counting system which was the first to use "0".


During Art Week, the children compared the art styles of Dan Fenelon and Sam Cox (aka Mr Doodle). They learned about using water to make paler shades of paint and how to us contrasting colours to layer paint and create different effects. They also explored Maya-inspired patterns before creating their own versions of Dan Fenelon's artwork.


In Science, the children have learned about Earth and space including why we have night and day, why the sun appears to move in the sky and the different phases of the moon. They carried out an experiment in the playground to track the sun during the school day.


In maths, they have learned about place value up to 1 million and practised adding and subtracting using more than 4 digits. They have also been competing with the opposite class to be crowned TTRockstars of the week! 

To view previous year's information and pictures, please click here.