Here is a lovely picture sent in by Oliver demonstrating how light and dark shading can be achieved. Well done Oliver!⭐
Year 5 have ended their forces topic with an investigation into friction. They were asked to test various materials to see which one would be the most suitable material for a set of breaks for a tricycle. They had to decide which variables they would change and which ones would need to stay the same, in order for a fair test to be carried out. It was a fun filled lesson and the children now have an excellent knowledge of both water and air resistance and friction.
Year 5 have been busy investigating air resistance by designing a parachute. They had to consider the variable they wanted to test ie: material, shape of parachute, length of strings etc and then ensure they kept all the other variables the same. They then dropped their parachutes from the same height to see if their predictions were correct. Have a look at our fun videos and photos.
On Friday the children in year 5 learnt all about how objects have a mass and how this can be measured using a newton metre. They had various objects to weigh and recorded the mass in Newtons as well as the weight in kg. They were also able to spot the relationship between both the mass and the weight.
Year 5 have been studying how light travels… they had great fun carrying out investigations with concave and convex lenses.
In science, year 5 have been investigating the best sun cream to use on their skin. They smothered some UV beads in various factors of sun cream and put the beads into the sunshine to see which turned colour, showing the sun’s harmful rays. We’re waiting for the results!
The year 5 children continued their science topic of light, earth and space today by using spectroscopes to study the spectrum of light. They worked together to use various light sources that showed them the range of colours included in a ray of light. Next week, The class will measure the light in the classroom and outside.
Year 5 Kestrels children used their knowledge of the planets and working in teams, constructed a replica of the solar system.