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.
This week year 5 have been discussing ‘Phishing’ and how important it is to be safe when using the internet.
Phishing is when companies try to obtain personal information from individuals by methods that are not genuine. The children were asked to look at lots of scenarios where personal information such as: bank details, passwords and addresses had been asked for and had to use their initiative to work out whether the websites involved were genuine. They are extremely knowledgable on the subject and demonstrated a real maturity in discussing their views.
Year 5 have kicked off their new topic for science….Electricity. They have been busy making static electricity of their own by using balloons. It’s been a lot of fun and has really helped them to understand how electricity is made. Take a look at the photos – they’re hair-raising!