Category Archives: Class Work

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.

Investigating materials

Year 5 have been busy learning about materials and their properties. Last  week, they were testing materials to see which was the best lining for a lunch box.

In groups, the children worked together to carry out a fair test of materials such as: sponge, cotton wool and bubble wrap. They tested each item for magnetism, transparency and permeability as well as flexibility and hardness. Ice cubes were placed into glass jars and each jar was wrapped in 1 particular material. They then timed each ice cube to see which material offered the best insulation. This week the children recorded their results and decided which insulator they would choose to use for their football floodlights.

Exploring Science

Year 5 have started their new topic this week – Materials & their Properties. They began by feeling various objects hidden under a cover, and used a range of words to describe what they could feel. They then had to match descriptions of words to words such as permeable and transparent. It was a lot of fun and the children learnt a great deal.

PSHE

Year 5 have been looking at ‘Peer pressure” and how detrimental it can be. They watched a video explanning the dangers and how important it is to be themselves. They studied various scenarios and had to give the characters advice on how to stand up for themselves

Adding sound to create atmosphere

In the last couple of lessons in Computing, Year 5 Kestrels have been learning about a new program called Audacity – a sound editing tool. It allows children to edit their recordings and then add sound effects.

Mr Baddhan asked the children to record their ‘Descriptive Setting’ stories into Audacity and then add sound effects downloaded from another sound resources website called Sound Bible.

Here are some examples of Year 5’s atmosphere recordings.

I’m sure you agree, some of the recordings sound fantastic creating atmosphere and realism to their stories.

Keelie

Amelia J

Kaiden

Frankie L

Our finished Ping Pong games

Today Year 5 Kestrels finished programming their ‘Ping Pong’ games using Scratch.

In the last few lessons, the children have been using different programming blocks to create their games. They have used motion, operators, repeat and variable blocks.

At the end of the lesson, Kestrels tried each others games out giving feedback on each.

Here are a sample of a few completed games.

Amelia J

Moharnab C

Oliver

Introducing procedures and creating patterns

In Computing, Year 5 Kestrels continued to work on coding in Logo. Today, Mr Baddhan introduced the children to procedures – where we are teaching the computer to draw a shape.

The children were wowed at how the program could be taught how to create shapes.

Understanding procedures then allowed the children to create different patterns using the repeat function.

Mr Baddhan was really pleased with the children’s work and the patterns created.

‘Here We Are’ work

In Year 5 we have completed our ‘Here we are’ topic. We have read and studied the book by Oliver Jefferies and produced some incredible work.

The children wrote beautiful poems to go with their day and night pictures, and produced leaflets to inform people about coronavirus. They drafted letters to a special person in their life and came up with their own suggestions for why planet earth is such an incredible place.

Finally they drew pictures to represent themselves and detailed what their hopes are for the future are. We have really enjoyed the topic and here are some pictures of our amazing.