Welcome Back to Year 5.
I am looking forward to an excellent year with you all. There are many exciting things planned for this year and I know you will thoroughly enjoy what we have planned.
*Could I ask you to collect any kitchen towel cardboard tubes, please? We will be using these in our Design and Technology lessons in the first half term. Thank you.
Captain Chemistry - October 2019
What a fantastic day we have had! We had a visit from Captain Chemistry to help us with our topic of 'Forces'. Throughout the day we took part in lots of practical activities including designing and making our very own rockets. We had to consider how to ensure our rocket was streamlined do that it could travel the furthest distance. After we had completed our designs, we then headed outside to see who had created the winning design. We then moved on to looking at air resistance and we considered how the shape of a parachute could affect the speed at which it fell using the 'Dropenater 5000'. After lunch, we looked at pulleys and levers and how they allow a smaller force to have a greater effect. We then finished the day off by investigating buoyancy by creating our own boat from tin foil. The boats that had the largest surface area were able to hold more weight before they sank. We have all thoroughly enjoyed the day and learned a lot to help us with our science topic.
European Day of Languages - September 2019
What a day we had! We were treated to a variety of languages in Year 5. We learned how to sing 'Happy Birthday' in Hungarian, some Spanish phrases, German phrases and food. Special thanks go to Tobi, Max, Henry and Diala.
Knowing the Risks of Social Media - September 2019
We have been discussing how to stay safe on-line and our focus this week was the importance of knowing that who you are talking to is who they say they are. We discussed top tips on how to safely check on the person we are speaking to, how and who we should report it to if we are worried and how to keep our accounts set to private. We then followed this up by playing the Google 'Interland - Be Internet Legends' game (focussing on Reality River) to reinforce what we had talked about in class. This session has proved to be useful for some members of our class already.
*See our class links below to access this game at home. It is best to play this in Google Chrome.
Multi-Sports Afternoon - September 2019
Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon at the Multi Sport Festival at Maiden Castle. Pupils took part in Jiu Jitsu and cycling. They built upon their Jiu Jitsu skills previously acquired during sessions in school, to the point where they were able to do short sparring sessions. The instructors were very impressed with the high level of talent they saw in our pupils. The behaviour of our Year 5 pupils was exceptional. They clearly demonstrated our school values and they were a credit to our school.