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Cila Primary School

Ysgol Gynradd Cila

Year 5/6

Spring Term 


This term we have been learning about World War 2, linked to our theme 'Hands around the World'.


We recently visited 1940's Swansea Bay Museum, where the pupils could experience what it might have been like in an air raid shelter, living in fear of being bombed, eating rationed food and even trying on the clothes that would have been worn. 

World Book Day

What a day! It started very early on a cold, dark morning last week (30th November).

29 very excited and sleepy children boarded the coach for a long journey to the Harry Potter Studios in Watford, London.

On arrival, we were greeted by Harry Potter enthusiast and storyteller of the stars, Steve. Steve was our guide for a short part of our adventure and told us all wonderful stories about the cast of the films and the set. 

After arriving in the Great Hall, we explored the studios before taking part in a literacy lesson about writing screenplays. The children were presented with props from the film and then had to create a plot in groups. The teacher was very impressed with the attitude and behaviour of the class. 

After lunch we explored the rest of the studios and ventured into the Forbidden Forest and boarded the Hogwarts Express. We also mounted our broomsticks to fly high above Hogwarts Castle (I hope you love the photos!)

Finally, the part all the pupils were waiting for, the gift shop! The children were amazed by the products for sale (and staff were amazed by the price!)

The children boarded the coach for the return journey, clutching their new purchases with pride. 

What we thought would be a quiet journey back was full of laughter and continued excitement. 

It was a wonderful adventure and the children were incredible, as staff we would like to thank them for making the day so special. 


We have been learning about the human body and begun by predicting what and where the major organs of the body are located. (See photos frown)

Emma Brettell then, very kindly, brought in her human body. The class loved taking it apart and trying to arrange the organs in the correct place. 

We have also begun a series of investigations, looking at the effects of sugar, fat and amount of exercise on our lifestyle. Last week, we calculated the amount of teaspoons of sugar that were in a variety of drinks. We were shocked by some of the results! 

We have been investigating the following question ‘Do Mentos react the same when placed in various carbonated drinks?’ 

In groups we investigated two different drinks and recorded the height of the reaction

Mentos madness!!

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Mento madness

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Mento madness

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