Year 5

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Science Week

Published on 11th July

As part of the school's space-themed science week, Year 5 got the privilege to be able to launch their own water rocket designs into the stratosphere (well, almost). After constructing and configuring their own fins, the children took their designs to the launches and fired them into the sky. Battling pressure and gravity, the children sent their rockets into the sky.

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Science - Electricity

Published on 25th March

As part of their science, Year 5 have been exploring electricity, designing and creating their own electrical circuits. Using a wide array of components, the children have been drawing/designing circuit diagrams and then testing them to see if their design was successful.

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Discovery

Published on 25th March

Discovery is Year 5's topic for Spring 2: exploring Australia, New Zealand and beyond. As part of our cultural appreciation for the continent, the children tried their hands at creating their own aboriginal-inspired artworks. Taking inspiration from existing pieces, the children selected earthy shades and mapped out a piece that incorporated their own hand print. After a lot of dedicated dotting, the results look fantastic.

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Cinematography

Published on 8th February

During the first half of the Spring term, Year 5 have been exploring video making and cinematography in their computing lessons. Their learning has included looking at different types of shots and how to frame a scene, storyboarding and how to use the camera itself in interesting ways (zooming, panning etc.). The children absolutely loved the process and we definitely have some budding directors in the making.

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Year 5 Respiratory

Respiratory System - Revise and Review

Published on 8th February

In order to revise and review their learning on the respiratory system, the children of Year 5 were asked to construct a model using natural resources. Their model would showcase their knowledge: challenging the children to name the body parts that make up the respiratory system.

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Evolution

Published on 8th February

As part of their evolution science topic, the Year 5 children were asked to create their own species of shark. They needed to pick a habitat and a food source and then design a shark that was perfectly adapted to survive in their chosen conditions.

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Rights and Responsibilities

Published on 6th October

As part of our 'Rights & Responsibilities' topic, Year 5 have been studying the chronology of the late 1600s and early 1700s. We are looking at the impact that Queen Anne had upon shaping the future of Great Britain.

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Year 5 Reading

Beetle Boy

Published on 6th October

Year 5 love reading! In our reading sessions, we are currently looking at 'Beetle Boy' by M.G Leonard. In this session, the children were asked to undertake a dictionary hunt in order to find the meanings of some unfamiliar words. Do YOU know what an entomologist is?

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Virtual Parliament

Virtual Parliament

Published on 6th October

On Tuesday 5th October, Year 5 were treated to a virtual tour of Parliament. Linking in with our 'Rights and Responsibilities' topic, we explored the House of Lords, the antechambers, the central lobby and the House of Commons.

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