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…
Year 5 have been practising the internet song that they will sing in assembly on Friday… the girls from choir kindly demonstrated it to the class and it’s starting to sound really good already!
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.
Year 5 have completed their topic on personal hygiene by carrying out an experiment to see where in school the most germs are.
They made their predictions and today the results of the experiment were uncovered.
They were as follows…
The control potato showed no mould at all due to it being untouched by human hands. The potato that was wiped in the flower bed had no mould either, as it was protected by the nutrients in the soil.
The potato wiped on a child’s hands contained quite a lot of germs but the potato with the most germs, was the one that was wiped on the sink.
The children loved the experiment and are now well aware of the importance of washing hands and keeping work areas clean.