Friction investigation

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.

Video: Investigating air resistance

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.

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Acts of kindness

Another anti-bullying week completed at Bells Farm👍🏻

Earlier in the week, Mrs Calbreath asked the children to keep a note of any acts of kindness they carried out during the week…the results were lovely!

Some children made tea, others gave compliments to people they knew, some children helped out with their siblings by keeping them busy while Mum cooked tea or by reading to them at bedtime. Mason tried to make his own lunch but couldn’t find the ham. (well that’s his excuse anyway!)

Mum to the rescue! 😂

Online Bullying

This week, year 5 have had a computer lesson on online bullying. We discussed what it involves, watched a video explaining the dangers and made an anti cyber bullying paper chain. The children also watched the Digital Council’s assembly in the importance of following rules associated with the internet, in order to stay safe. They are such experts on the subject!

Our Kindness Garden

This week, year 5 decided to take a very positive attitude to tackling bullying and produced a Kindness Garden. This involved them finding pebbles in the school’s woodland walk, which they washed and painted. They then decorated them with extremely positive messages to make you smile and hopefully lift your spirits at this very strange time!

We do hope you get time to go and visit the garden if you are in school; it’s situated just outside Mrs Johnson’s classroom.

And remember… Kindness costs nothing!

The positive pebbles included…

“Keep it Kind”
“Kind is Key”
“Beautiful Soul”
“Peace is Power”
“Kind is Love”