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Computing

Year 5 looked at Scratch today. They began by showing all the things they have learnt from before…which is quite a lot! It was impressive to see how the class helped each other to complete a sequence and edit the sequence to change the timings etc.

ERIC in the Library

Today Year 5 had a chance to see the newly-sorted, fantastic library!
The books flew off the shelves, as the class devoured them. The Dog Man series was very popular, as well as some of the beautifully illustrated factual books.
We just can’t wait for our next session!

Earth and Space

Year 5 have begun their science topic of Earth And Space. The children had lots of facts to share with each other and over the topic we will be able to clarify some of these ideas.
The children have some rocket words which are key topic words – these will be reviewed each lesson.
Our rocket words for this topic are:
Heliocentric
Geocentric
Nicolous Copernicus
Ptolemy
Orbit
Ask Kestrels if they can explain them to you. We are trying to remember them and their definitions.
We also looked at the planets in the Solar System. We have learnt a mnemonic to help remember the order of the planets. It is:
My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us Noodles
Have a look at Jessica’s super neat work.

PE

Year 5 had their first PE session today. They impressed Mr Gill with their listening skills, organisation and teamwork. They managed to play on 4 separate pitches and rotate their groups to play each other. Well done Year 5.

Art & Music Week

This week, year 5 have taken part in Art & Music week and started by listening to their chosen piece of classical music – symphony No. 1 in E minor by Florence Price. She was the first black female composer to have her music played by an orchestra in the 1930,s.

 

The children studied the piece and discussed the various instruments that made the incredibly happy piece of music come alive. They then learnt how to do the African American dance ‘The Juba’. This is a dance made famous because black people were once not allowed to play musical instruments so they made music on their bodies instead.

 

There were some incredible short dances made by the children.

Investigating Materials

Year 5 have continued with their science investigations into materials and their properties. This week, they have been testing materials such as salt, sugar and gravy to establish whether a material is soluble or not. They then had to carry out a series of investigations to establish whether a different temperature of water would affect their results. Tomorrow they will analyse their results and draw a bar chart to represent their findings.

Maths

Year 5 have been learning the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. They have been disgusting the properties of polygons and equilateral s and have been constructing nets to replicate 3D shapes, such as cuboid and rectangular prisms. It’s been good fun and they have learnt a lot.

Electricity

Continuing with the topic of Materials and their properties, year 5 have planned and carried out an investigation into which materials would be suitable for use in football floodlights. They set up their circuits and chose various materials to test. They studied the brightness of the bulb to see which material was the best at conducting electricity. They then discussed their findings and offered their recommendations. Super team work year