Year 5 have started their Computing topic of ‘Spreadsheets’. They are using a tube of smarties to check whether the colour distribution in each tube is even, or whether there is a random colour selection. They have started compiling the information and will reveal the results after half term.
The Viking style bags the children are making, have really started to take shape. They have chalked their Celtic designs onto the bags and sewn them using silk threads and wool. The children are now able to use an over stitch and a back stitch. They really are quite a talented lot! Take a look…
This week it’s Safer Internet Week and the children have taken part in lots of activities already.
They have been given an assembly by our very talented Digital Council team and have been learning about the importance of asking for permission, understanding the reply and listening to the answer. Today they played a game, all standing in a circle with a beanbag, they had to throw it to another person by asking for permission. They had a lot of fun and it really got a very important message across.
This week year 5 have been discussing ‘Phishing’ and how important it is to be safe when using the internet.
Phishing is when companies try to obtain personal information from individuals by methods that are not genuine. The children were asked to look at lots of scenarios where personal information such as: bank details, passwords and addresses had been asked for and had to use their initiative to work out whether the websites involved were genuine. They are extremely knowledgable on the subject and demonstrated a real maturity in discussing their views.
Year 5 have kicked off their new topic for science….Electricity. They have been busy making static electricity of their own by using balloons. It’s been a lot of fun and has really helped them to understand how electricity is made. Take a look at the photos – they’re hair-raising!
Today Year 5 have continued with their project on designing a Viking-style bag. They have evaluated a range of materials to see which are the most suitable to use for the bag. They have decided that hemp would make the most suitable material as it is strong, easy to sew and is authentically suited to the period in time.
Today in RE, Year 5 have been discussing the importance of being honest. They came up with some excellent reasons why telling the truth is important and we’re able to share their views on the subject. Why don’t you ask them what it means to them?
This term year 5 are taking part in a design and technology project to make a bag, as they would have done in Anglo-Saxon times. They will be testing various fabrics to see which is the most suitable and evaluating their final piece of work.
This week they were practising their measuring skills, drawing lines accurately and having a go at sewing.