Year 5 Blog

Welcome to the Year 5 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Space Camp

User Rating:  / 3

The very first Space Camp was a resounding success! 5SG all had an absolutely amazing night stargazing and learning about space.

Space Camp 10.11 3 Space Camp 10.11 2
Space Camp 10.11 4 Space Camp 10.11 1

Children arrived back at school, after going home at the end of the school day, and upacked their things into their own Space tents.

Space Camp 10.11 5 Space Camp 10.11 6

They were then put into two groups, Team Peake and Team Armstrong.

Space Camp 10.11 8

One team began the night with a Science investigation. Does the surface of a planet affect the size of the crater produced?

Space Camp 10.11 14 Space Camp 10.11 17
Space Camp 10.11 15 Space Camp 10.11 12
Space Camp 10.11 16 Space Camp 10.11 11

While the other team created their own nebulae pictures. The two teams then swapped over activities.

Space Camp 10.11 9 Space Camp 10.11 10
Space Camp 10.11 13 Space Camp 10.11 18
Space Camp 10.11 20 Space Camp 10.11 19

We then got ready to go outside with Astronomer Greg Brown from the Warwick University Outreach Team for some star gazing. Greg talked to everyone about the different stars in the sky and we learnt all about the solar system. The children were able to look through school’s very own telescope at the night sky as well as using a specail app on our iPads.

Space Camp 10.11 21 Space Camp 10.11 22
Space Camp 10.11 23 Space Camp 10.11 24
Space Camp 10.11 25 Space Camp 10.11 27
Space Camp 10.11 25 Space Camp 10.11 28

We warmed up back inside with some hot chocolate and settled down to watch Space Chimps.

Space Camp 10.11 30 Space Camp 10.11 29

The children slept well after the film and enjoyed a filling breakfast in the morning.

Space Camp 10.11 31

Everyone had an absolutely amazing evening. A huge thank you to everyone involved in organising. 5MM –your turn soon!

Order! Order!

User Rating:  / 1

This week we have launched in to our Crime and Punishment topic.

We were all horrified to hear from Mr Horne that the large, priceless trophy had been stolen! Clues had been left for us to investigate.

Police tape 4 2

We returned to class and learned about what happens when a crime is comitted. We explored a courtroom and role played what would happen if this case went to court.

courtroom2

for website

Hearing the evidence before making a judgement!

Mad Science Assembly

User Rating:  / 0

Today Key Stage Two were lucky enough to have an exciting Mad Science assembly with Atomic Abbie. She showed us how science and magic are very closely linked by performing some amazing experiments. One of the experiments made it seem like a cup of water had disappeared. Our favourite was when Atomic Abbie used a leaf blower and toilet paper to make someone into a mummy!

There will be a Mad Science Club for Year 3 starting next Monday.

5MM song to practise

User Rating:  / 0

 

Constellation Spotters

User Rating:  / 0

This week in science we learned about constellations. We discovered that constellations are patterns of stars in the sky. Many constellations have names and stories that go with them.

Clcik on the image below to find out more about constellations.

constellations

After finding out about the many shapes the constellations make, we created our own constellation telescope. These were the instrctions we followed:

1. Cut out a small circle from the black card a size that will fit on the end of the cardboard tube

2. Mark on a constellation onto the black card with a pencil.

3. Pierce each star with a pencil with bluetac underneath.

4. Stick the black card on the end of the cardboard tube and look through.

 

We evaluated our finished product afterwards - perhaps try to make one at home, using what you learned from your first attempt.

 

website 1

 

website 2

 

website 3

Brilliant Brummies!

User Rating:  / 1

To kick off our Topic this term, we had a day out to Birmingham. However, this was no ordinary trip...we were on an open top bus! We had a guided tour with the Big Brum Buz and went sightseeing all around the city centre - it was pretty fun and we learnt lots about brilliant Birmingham's history, landmarks, buildings, people and canals!

big brum bus edit

Afterwards, we went to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for a look at how Birmingham has developed through history from as far back as the War to the present day.

Welcome to Year Five

User Rating:  / 2

We have had a fantastic start to Year Five so far. Well done to everyone for having such wonderful, positive attitudes to school. Miss Greenwood, Mrs. Mytton and Mrs. Rowney are extremely pleased to see all of their children in smart uniforms and entering their classrooms with a smile on their faces. It has been lovely to hear all about what everyone has enjoyed doing over the summer holidays.

This week we have been focussing on the Paralympics and thinking about the challenges that these athletes have overcome. We have also had lots of fun creating some fantastic art work.

We are looking forward to having a brilliant year together!

welcome back to school 2g0kcn7

Year 5's Health Week Fun!

User Rating:  / 1

Our focus in Year 5 for Health Week was 'Exercise and Health'. We had a fantastic and fun-filled week taking part in lots of different activities, including a skipping challenge, creating and testing out our own 10 minute workout, and designing a new piece of fitness equipment. We were also very lucky to have Mr Williams from Bishop Vesey's PE department come and speak to use about how food and exercise are linked.

Through our Maths lessons, we were exploring and comparing the nutritional values of different foods. We looked at healthy alternatives and analysed the different costs from different supermarkets. 

In Literacy we took on the role of the lead character in 'Run Fat Boy Run' and wrote a diary entry as he was training for the marathon. 

Take a look at our 'Wow Book' page that shows a snippet of what we got up to!

Wow page

Sir David Attenborough

User Rating:  / 2

To commemorate the 90th Birthday of Sir David Attenborough, we have been learning all about him and his fantastic work. We have watched some of his documentary clips and wrote an autobiography in role, as well as learned about all the ways he has been celebrated. 

 

 

 

Sir David Attenborough small

Making bread!

User Rating:  / 1

As part of our current DT project, linked to The World's Kitchen, we have been analysing, designing and making our own bread! We had a few ingredients to choose from for our first round of batches and got quite creative! The trickiest part was making sure we followed the method accurately and used the correct kneading techniques. We have learnt a few things we can improve on for our final product though, which is what it's all about!

 for blog 1

Shakespeare Week!

User Rating:  / 1

As part of our Shakespeare celebrations, we read and discussed some extracts from Macbeth then had a go at recreating a selection of scenes ourselves! It was great fun and Miss Ainley and Miss Greenwood were extremely impressed that all of the children made a huge effort to use the actual language from the original play! Miss Maugham had heard all about it and even came to watch us too!2016 04 14 17.28.14 1

DT Fairground rides!

User Rating:  / 1

models

As part of our DT work this term, Year 5 have designed and made their own fairground rides using pulleys and gears. 

Miss Ainley and Miss Greenwood have been very impressed with the children's grasping of key vocabulary and being able to talk about their models using the terminology, such as driver belt, pulley, gear, driver, follower, input, output and many more!

The classes really had to work collaboratively to make the models following a systematic approach, and use their perseverance skills when things didn't quite go to plan!

Page 2 of 15

Subscribe to this Blog

Latest Blog Comments

PTA Fundraising

nametags4u-icon

For all your labelling needs, visit the website
http://www.nametags4u.co.uk/

The PTA receives 20% commission on all orders.

Login



Report Abuse

ceop_animated

Report Terrorism

report terrorism button sm

Our Blog Visitors

Translate this Site

GoogleTranslate

Go to top