Our learning in Science this unit has been out of this world! We have been exploring all about different forces, and have loved carrying out different investigations. To explore the impact different variables have on air resistance, we created our own parachutes and timed how long they took to fall. This helped us understand how air resistance can be increased.
Then, we began developing our understanding of Earth and space. It was surprising to discover that people thought the Earth used to be flat until Ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, shared his evidence. Getting into character, we took on the role of news reporters working for Zeus News and used fantastic oracy skills to present Aristotle's findings.
The children in Year 5 have enjoyed becoming engineers this month and have had to come up with an innovative vehicle which contains gears and pulleys to create a prototype for the UK Space Agency for a future mission. The children analysed existing products and used these to design a vehicle after exploring gears and pulleys.
In History, we explored how the Ancient Greeks impacted on our lives and the legacy they left and how they demonstrated their power. This culminated in a day with a visitor from Bowes Museum providing a workshop. The children were able to demonstrate their learning and also performed an Ancient Greek tragedy and made pottery in their style.
Playground Partners have begun their role during playtimes, ensuring that their peers are happy and safe on the yard or field; helping them to find a friend or just offer a listening ear!
What a great start to Year 5 our children have had. They have settled in brilliantly and have already enjoyed some great lessons and events.
Over the first couple of weeks, the children have enjoyed art, which they have focused on Pop Art. After looking at examples of the style and identifying the key features, the pupils built up to using relief printing to create prints in the style of famous artist, Andy Warhol.
Last week, our annual Muddy Mayhem took place with the children getting stuck in and having a great time with their friends. A big well done to 5A, who were brilliant in their roles around the course and helping the younger children.
End of Year Film
|Curriculum Subjects||Harrison Pollock|
|Emerald Power||Isabella Cole|
|Diamond Power||Grace Tate|
|Ruby Power||Tia Bell|
|Sapphire Power||Jayden Taylor|
|Gem Master||Jackson McLean|
|Being a Good Sports Person||Joey Crossley|
|Greatest Effort||Jack Sproat|
|Most Progress||Rosie Davies|
|Outstanding Achievement||Emily Gatens|
|Curriculum Subjects||Noah Wilkinson|
|Emerald Power||Mia-Lilly Walton|
|Diamond Power||Alannah Wessels|
|Ruby Power||Ethan Crawford|
|Sapphire Power||Fiona Norman|
|Gem Master||Jessica Tingle|
|Being a Good Sports Person||Harvey Varley|
|Greatest Effort||Emily Grady|
|Most Progress||Niamh Clarey|
|Outstanding Achievement||Jiayue Yang|