Creating a Ping Pong game – part 2

Year 5 have continued with their computing topic today to create a ping pong game using scratch. They have produced two sprites; a ball and a paddle. They have made the ball sprite move randomly by itself and the paddle sprite is moved by the up and down arrows.

They have used blocks to create a script for the game to follow, and are now becoming confident designing their own games.

Organs in the body

Year 5 continued with their Science topic today, learning about organs in the body. The children used a model wearing a replica of the inside of a human’s body to demonstrate their knowledge of our organs and where they are located. They then labelled all the organs and their functions. They have a fabulous knowledge now… well done year 5!

Creating a Ping Pong game – part 1

Today, Year 5 have started their new Computing topic of creating a game called ‘Ping Pong’ using Scratch. The children had a visit from Mr Baddhan, who talked them through the process, and the children have had a go at devising codes that will instruct the game to work correctly.

The children tried Mr Baddhan’s version of the game to see how it was put together. They decomposed some of the code to understand the various elements of the code for each sprite.

Take a look at the pictures so far…

Height investigation

Last week Year 5 Kestrels took part in a series of activities to do with our topic of Animals (including humans) They studied animals and their skeletons, and compared them to that of a human. Then they carried out an investigation to see if being taller makes you a better jumper. They children worked in teams , measured each otter’s legs and then measured the jump each child was able to make. Later this week, we will study the results and plot the information onto a line graph.

Constructing skeletons

Year 5 Kestrels have continued with their topic of Animals, including Humans, and have been constructing their very own skeleton. They have learnt all about the different bones we have in our bodies and what our joints are called. Next week, we’ll be carrying out an investigation to see how strong our bones are (the bones won’t be human of course!)

Bone shapes

Year 5 have started their new topic in Science – Animals including humans. They worked in teams to draw round a child and we”re then asked to draw on all the bones we have in our body and label them, if they could. They did really well apart from a few suspicious looking ‘bone shapes’ on one or two bodies!

Art using digital media

Year 5 have started their new Art project this week. The children are learning how to create Art using digital media. They have been given a program to trial to see what effects that can come up with. Later in the week, they will be editing a photograph that they have taken themselves. I’m sure you’ll agree, the results are pretty impressive.

After School – Outdoor Club

Thursday saw the last of Miss Dainter’s outdoor club for this term. The children have loved all the activities they’ve had a chance to try such as: Constructing shelters and making musical instruments and god,s eyes. They now know how to be safe outside and how to correctly use tools in a sensible manner. They have played games like 1,2,3, where are you.? and on the last session, they built a fire, toasted marshmallows and drank hot chocolate. So if you fancy being a bit of a Bear Grylls, why not apply to come along next term?

Making burglar alarms

Year 5 have finished off their topic of Electricity with a visit from Mr Evans, and his ‘home-made’ burglar alarm…they were very impressed! He told them how he constructed it and all about the resources he’d used and then the children had a go at making one themselves.

It was fabulous to see them applying all their skills and knowledge to produce a working burglar alarm… the classroom is fully wired up now in case of intruders!

Well done Year 5… there’s just Mrs Croft’s headache to get rid of now! 😩