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Mildmay Primary School

with a Resource Base for Deaf Children

“Growing, Caring and Learning Together”

Year Five

What a busy Autumn Term we have had in Puffin 5. We began the term by looking at Earth and Space where we joined in a Zoom meeting with a member of Nasa. She was very interesting to listen to and discussed the issue of Space Junk floating around our planet. We also had the chance to visit the wonderful Gaia exhibition in Chelmsford Cathedral.

In October, we had a visit from local engineering company, E2V. They showed us the equipment they produce, some already being used in Space, some being highly top secret!

The visitors set us a task of creating a space shuttle with the given resources, that would withstand strong vibrations. Puffin 5 were AMAZING and one group from our class won. Well done to Poppy, Becky, Esmae, Rhys and Sophia who are heading to the Grand Final at E2V Headquarters in the Spring. What a great bunch of potential engineers!

In the first half term, we had a visit from Abbie Ayre and The Science Shed. They performed a show for us to teach about the importance of trying to keep our air clean and cut down on pollution. We had a great time joining in!

This half term, our topic has been The Vikings. We had a visit from History Off The Page and we had the chance to experience life as a Viking for the day, undertaking fun tasks and activities. We looked amazing!

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