Inventing an ice cream dessert

Today year 5 started their D&T project – designing and inventing a brand new ice cream dessert. They will be working in teams to produce a mouth-watering dish to tempt our ‘Come dine with me’ judges on Friday!

This morning, the children were given a table full of ingredients to taste and they had to score them in terms of flavour, taste and texture. They worked really well in their teams and are looking forward to planning their recipe tomorrow.

Turves Green school visit

Today, year 5 got to visit Turves Green boys and girls schools. The boys took part in various lessons such as: History, Geography and Computer Science. They had a fabulous time and met some nice children from other schools. There was even a prize won by Shakeel’s team for winning an activity involving snape. Well done Shakeel!

The girls also had a super day! They were greeted with sausage sandwiches, bagels and toast, and then had a great lesson making their own pitta pizzas. A lesson in Art, tie-dying tissue paper followed; the results were fabulous! The morning ended with 3 science experiments…take a look at the photos!

Creating a Ping Pong game – part 2

Year 5 have continued with their computing topic today to create a ping pong game using scratch. They have produced two sprites; a ball and a paddle. They have made the ball sprite move randomly by itself and the paddle sprite is moved by the up and down arrows.

They have used blocks to create a script for the game to follow, and are now becoming confident designing their own games.

Organs in the body

Year 5 continued with their Science topic today, learning about organs in the body. The children used a model wearing a replica of the inside of a human’s body to demonstrate their knowledge of our organs and where they are located. They then labelled all the organs and their functions. They have a fabulous knowledge now… well done year 5!

Creating a Ping Pong game – part 1

Today, Year 5 have started their new Computing topic of creating a game called ‘Ping Pong’ using Scratch. The children had a visit from Mr Baddhan, who talked them through the process, and the children have had a go at devising codes that will instruct the game to work correctly.

The children tried Mr Baddhan’s version of the game to see how it was put together. They decomposed some of the code to understand the various elements of the code for each sprite.

Take a look at the pictures so far…

Height investigation

Last week Year 5 Kestrels took part in a series of activities to do with our topic of Animals (including humans) They studied animals and their skeletons, and compared them to that of a human. Then they carried out an investigation to see if being taller makes you a better jumper. They children worked in teams , measured each otter’s legs and then measured the jump each child was able to make. Later this week, we will study the results and plot the information onto a line graph.

Constructing skeletons

Year 5 Kestrels have continued with their topic of Animals, including Humans, and have been constructing their very own skeleton. They have learnt all about the different bones we have in our bodies and what our joints are called. Next week, we’ll be carrying out an investigation to see how strong our bones are (the bones won’t be human of course!)

Bone shapes

Year 5 have started their new topic in Science – Animals including humans. They worked in teams to draw round a child and we”re then asked to draw on all the bones we have in our body and label them, if they could. They did really well apart from a few suspicious looking ‘bone shapes’ on one or two bodies!

Art using digital media

Year 5 have started their new Art project this week. The children are learning how to create Art using digital media. They have been given a program to trial to see what effects that can come up with. Later in the week, they will be editing a photograph that they have taken themselves. I’m sure you’ll agree, the results are pretty impressive.