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Trip to the River Lee

On Thursday 17th September Year 5 walked to Hartham Common to follow the River Lee. We began at Thornton Street Weir and counted the different types of birds we could spot (there were lots of Mallard ducks!)

We then continued along by the water and allotments, sketching the canal boats. We finished our walk on the bridge over Hertford Basin.

We are now creating 3D maps of this route to share in school. 

What is colour like?

Year 5 have been developing their descriptive language skills by describing colours.

Here are some of their fantastic ideas!


What is the colour red like?

Lava bursting out of the volcano with a lovely crimson red like a shiny ruby - Alfie

It makes me see in my imagination like a massive fire at Paris - Yunus

It smells like the sweetness of a strawberry and the steam of a campfire - Harrison

It sounds like a crimson ruby so bright it can blind you with delight - Maddox

If you eat something spicy your mouth will feel like you are going to breathe out fire - Summer

It tastes like a vermilion strawberry exploding into pieces - Ellis

It looks like a volcano erupting angrily - Lennon

It looks like fire crying and blowing - Jayden


What is the colour purple like?

It looks like loads of amethysts with glitter all over them - Olivia


What is the colour pink like?

Pink smells like a million roses swaying in the wind - Abigail


What is the colour green like?

It looks like a gigantic green tree swaying from side to side in the raging storm - Coby


What is the colour blue like?

It looks like neon blue lights flashing at a midnight disco party - Isabelle 

Aquamarine blue sounds like a calm sea with waves that are peacefully crashing onto the sand - Ayda

It reminds me of a sapphire blue sea - Noah

At night you can see a comet like a diamond falling in a blue shiny ocean - Leon 



'I am the greatest!'

Year 5 have been reviewing their knowledge of place value with the game 'I am the greatest!' Using playing cards, they made a 4-digit number to compare with their partner. A point was then awarded to the person with the largest number.