Year 5 Learning Updates

Jubilee Week!

This week, we have been celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee! Each year group has been focusing on a different decade of the Queen's reign; Year 5 have been learning all about the sixties! We have learned all about the fashion, art and music of the era and had lots of fun studying Andy Warhol; singing a medley of Beatles songs and creating our own sixties inspired clothing! Below are some photos from our exciting week!

Cricket!

This term, Year 5 have had the wonderful opportunity to work with a cricket teacher! They have been enjoying learning all about how to play cricket through lots of fun games!

British Science Week!

We have been having lots of fun this week learning about how we can travel to Mars! We had a fantastic time testing out different materials for our capsules and making parachutes! The children have even made their own capsules in their groups, ready to travel to Mars!

 

Astrodome!

Year 5 were amazed by the spectacular Astrodome today! We had a brilliant time watching the space show and learning about the different constellations, the planets and the moon! 

 

Geography

Year 5 have been enjoying learning about rivers this term! This week, the children learned how and why a 'V-Shaped Valley' is formed, due to erosion. Below are some examples of their beautifully drawn diagrams!

Computing!

Year 5 have recently had lots of fun, learning about MBots. They used their previous skills that they learned using Scratch and built on this to programme their MBot! The children used block code to create an algorithm so that their MBot could move, flash lights and play sounds. They showed great perseverance whilst debugging their codes to make sure it all worked!

The Explorer

Year 5 have come back and enjoyed a fantastic day to launch our new book: 'The Explorer'. We spent the day recreating a page from our book, using four different types of media. Here are a selection of fantastic images that the children created!

Christingle

Year 5 had a lovely afternoon taking part in the Christingle assembly. They spent time the day before learning about the meaning behind the Christingle and creating their own.

Viking Art

Over this term, Year 5 have been creating Viking inspired brooches. They learned about the different styles of art and how Vikings used to decorate their clothes and jewellery. Here are two examples of their brilliant finished pieces!

COP 26!

Today we have been learning about climate change! Year 5 are very passionate about this important issue and today we took part in an assembly from four leading professionals in STEM careers. The children enjoyed learning about how they could help the planet and even had one of their questions answered on the live Q&A.

Amazing Science!

The pupils in Year 5 have been learning about states of matter in science. They were able to explain  the differences between the different states of matter and separated items into different categories. Here they are showing how solid, liquid and gas particles behave!

Computing

Year 5 have had lots of fun recently, learning coding! We used Scratch to create conversations between characters and play musical instruments! The children showed great persistence, as they encountered problems and debugged their code! Here is an example of one child's work!

Amazing Art!

Year 5 have been creating beautiful artwork and exploring the use of watercolours. This artwork has been based on a drawing of a garden in the book 'How to Live Forever'. The children enjoyed trying different mediums to create their picture and even created their own viewfinders! Have a look at some examples of their lovely paintings below!