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?
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! 😩
In PSHE, Year 5 have been discussing the importance of respecting others, as well as their opinions and beliefs. They looked at a scenario involving two children where ones tolerance of the other was unacceptable. They came up with their own acronyms for the word tolerance and demonstrated a very mature knowledge.
Today Year 5 learnt about creating circuits in their Science lesson. They were able to create energy to light bulbs and LEDs, and to make buzzers sound and reeds to warm up. It was a fascinating lesson and they really enjoyed being ‘Hands on’.
Year 5 have now completed their Design & Technology project on designing and making a Viking-style bag. They have learnt to use a range of stitches and added handles and fasteners to their bags. Today they evaluated their products to see if they were fit for purpose and I’m sure you will agree…we have some incredibly skilled children. Well done Year 5, you put so much effort into this project, We invited Miss Coghlan (subject leader for D&T), to see our bags and she was extremely impressed with the children”s ability
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.