What a busy Science week we have had in Year 5!
We have made and tested out bottle rockets:
We have had a go at making parachutes using different materials to test which one would keep us the safest:
In Pine we also had a go at investigating the force of objects using a Newton meter and exploring how craters are formed and why their size varies:
What has been your favourite part of Science week?
As part of Science week, Poplar made space paintings using a range of techniques including, flicking, paint blowing, layering and blending. With a lot of team work, they have produced some fantastic paintings!
In Computing we have been using our programming skills to program a Bee Bot to travel across the moons surface, avoiding craters and rocks. We needed to think carefully about how to make our Bee Bot get from start to finish in only 1 set of instructions. It took lots of resilience and patience, but many groups managed to successfully program their Bee Bot!
Today we found out that a mysterious villain had been roaming around Lawford Mead stealing valuable items and causing chaos throughout the school! In order to stop these horrific crimes, we have written instructions on ‘How to catch a villain’. We thought carefully about what equipment we needed and how we could defeat and capture this scoundrel. Jess from Pine class wrote a clear set of instructions, detailing step by step what we needed to do.
As part of our World Book Day activities, Pine class went to read with Larch. We had such a great time and really enjoyed reading to the younger children!
We have started our new topic of ‘Stargazers’ by having a jigsaw puzzle hunt around the classroom. In groups children had a mystery planet. They needed to find all their hidden puzzle pieces and then make their puzzle to reveal which planet of the solar system they had!
This week we have been writing free verse poems based the short film ‘The Piano’ by Aidan Gibbons. The quality of the writing was fantastic and our poems were exceptionally emotive!
Here are a few verses from different children in Pine class.
To end our Time Traveller topic, we have been making a mixed media collage about our identity. This included what is important to us now and what we would like to be in the future. We had to use a range of materials to create our collage. There were some very imaginative designs!
In Maths we are looking at equivalent fractions. To start off this new concept, we had a practical lesson where we explored what equivalent were and how to make them in different ways.