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Year 5 - Cousteau

Welcome to Cousteau Class




On this page you will be able to find out key information about our class as well as read about and view some of the fun active learning we are doing in class. So please keep popping back to see what's new.


Cousteau class is taught by Mrs McManus with the support of Miss Harris. If you have any queries or concerns, please feel free to write them in your child's diary or come and talk to us at the end of the day.



This half term Cousteau's PE day is every Thursday. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school at all times, so that they can take part in all sessions.

Forest School 


Forest School is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn outdoors, develop new skills and gain invaluable experiences. We are very lucky to be taking part in Forest School on alternate Tuesdays. 


Please ensure your child brings a change of clothing to school and a pair of wellies so that they can take part in every exciting session.

School Council & RRS (Rights-Respecting School)


Cousteau class has been very busy learning about democracy and the rights of children, which are listed in the UNCRC (United Nations Conventions of the Rights of the Child). To culminate this, they have demonstrated their democratic rights by electing their own School Councillor and Rights, Respecting Ambassador - who will help to ensure the whole class's voices are heard within the school's community.


Our School Councillor is Abed Brown and our Rights-Respecting Ambassador is Jaycee Hardy.



Cousteau - A wild day in the woods.

As part of their outdoor learning, Cousteau enjoyed an exciting and adventure filled day in the woods. We started the day with a treasure hunt and ended by creating tree boggarts, to frighten away evil spirits. Click here to take a look at some of the photos.

Cousteau enjoy a visit from Winchester University

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit from Winchester University today. Cousteau learned all about University life and the perks of further education. Click here to take a look at our photos...

Cousteau get messy with Science Week!

Cousteau Class enjoyed Science Week, where they learned all about various materials. Click here to take a look at some of the photos...

Cousteau Class enjoy Forest School

Cousteau braved the cold weather today to make hot chocolate using Kelly Kettles. We thoroughly enjoyed the session and are looking forward to our session next week, where we will be looking at how materials burn.


Take a look at some photos from today here...


Cousteau Journey Back to Ancient Egypt!


Cousteau class were delighted to be visited by the drama company Act on Info. We spent the day learning all about Ancient Egypt and then put these facts into a performance at the end of the day.

Take a look at some of the photos we took by clicking here....

Cousteau Class Reporting the News - Inspired by Intech's Planetarium Visit


Inspired by the visit from Intech's planetarium, Cousteau class made news reports about a moon landing.

Click here to see some pictures. "Houston, the Eagle has landed."

Cousteau's Forest School Experiences


Session 1.  Click here to see the fun we had at our first time at Forest School. We made dens; found bugs; cut wood and made a bug habitat.

Couteau's Science Activity


Cousteau had an eggsiting time making parachutes, that would save their eggs from becoming omelettes when dropped from a great height. This activity reinforced their learning about 'gravity' and 'air resistance'. To see some of their eggsellent pictures, click on this no.



Cousteau's Street Dance


On Friday the 30th September Cousteau Class enjoyed performing a dance that they had choreographed to Labyrinth's 'Earthquake'. Year 2 came to watch the performance and were inspired by what they saw. Click here to see some photos.

Cousteau Class Orbit the Sun


As part of our 'Space' topic, Cousteau learned that objects like planets, moons and stars spin. To understand how they orbit and rotate we acted out the roles of the Sun, Earth and Moon. Click here to see our photos.