Year 5



The Great Fire of London (well the playground)! We recreated Pudding Lane in 1666 and then burnt it down. We could see how strong winds actually fuel the fire and spread it much more quickly. It took a long time to make our houses; It did not take as long to burn them down! R


Fire Engine Experience

Thank you very much to Torpoint Retained Fire Fighters for allowing use to look around the fire engine. The children loved exploring and were inspired. One child even said, “I want to be a fire fighter when i’m older – this is great!”


Antony House Sensory Research Trip

‘For the Whistlers had begun to close in slowly, surely: converging on the school, on the playground, on the cage of shadows. On him…For some time now, cloud-masses had obscured the moon. He could see nothing; he felt the Whistlers’ presence. Their signals came more often and always closer. Closer. Very close.’ An extract from […]

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World Book Day in Fistral

We had a great dressing up as our favourite book characters. We celebrated books by creating our own versions of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and creating our own poems inspired by Roald Dahl characters.  We solved the mystery of the World Book Day Costume winner through our Big Solve.  We even studied Quentin Blake illustrations […]

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Fistral Investigate Air Resistance

During our Discovery Day, we investigated the effects of air resistance on different sized surface areas. We designed and carried out our own experiments including variables, making predictions and ensuring our testing was fair.

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Fistral vs Polzeath Computing day

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Computing Day

Plymouth University provided amazing computing workshops for Year 5.  The children were full absorbed in creating codes to make Lego toys move and instructing robots accurately travel across the hall. We had great fun!


Shackleton Snow Storm

Today we had a visit from a real life explorer: Mr Birch of the Royal Navy. In our topic this term, we have been learning about Sir Ernest Shackleton and his heroic, Antarctic Adventures. Birch was able to provide us with a modern perspective of life sailing on Pacific Ocean, the harsh conditions of the […]


Fistral Forest School

We had an awesome morning with Mr Rocket building our own fires and whittling sticks to toast marshmallows. The class had amazing resilience using the flint and steal to light their kindling.  Back in the classroom, we created an information text survival guide.  Great fun!


The Science Dome!

We had had a visit from the Science Dome.  It was absolutely AMAZING!  We studied the rings of Saturn, investigated constellations and linked the stars to Greek myths.  We even had time for a short roller coaster ride through the Milky Way.