Class 5 Blog

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  • 24
    Nov

    DT

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    We have been investigating Cams and using the knowledge we found out last week that Cams turn rotary movement into linear movement, the children have started making a simple toy using cams.
  • 23
    Nov

    English

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Year 5 are starting a new writing unit - we will be writing portal stories. Today, we imagined our classroom cupboard was a portal and we described the amazing places that we had gone to. We then put our modelled text into the correct order by looking at the clues that were there. We look forward to sharing our stories with you when they're written!
  • 22
    Nov

    History

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Today, year 5 have been finding out about Athens and Sparta and the similarities and differences between these two city states using secondary evidence.
  • 18
    Nov

    Science

    Posted by Miss E Franklin
    This week in Science we were looking at how a lever may help lift loads and how moving the position of the fulcrum would effect this. Yr 5 concluded that if you move the fulcrum closer to the load the easier it is to lift.
  • 17
    Nov

    History - Ancient Greek Mechanisms

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    On Monday, year 5 looked at secondary sources of evidence to find out how the Parthenon temple was built. They discovered that the Ancient Greeks invented the first crane. We looked at how these worked and will maybe be able to use some of the ideas when we make our own Balloon Blaster in a few weeks time!
  • 17
    Nov

    Music - Jazz

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Today, year 5 performed along with a Jazz piece using 3 notes and our school boom whackers! You can definitely see the concentration on our faces!
  • 17
    Nov

    Design Technology - Investigating Cams

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Today, year 5 investigated cams and how they work in preparation for our balloon blaster challenge in a few weeks time. The children discovered that cams turn rotary motion into linear motion.
  • 11
    Nov

    Year 5 trip to KLB

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    On Tuesday, year 5 had a fantastic opportunity to visit one of our local secondary schools KLB. It was a really good chance for the children to experience what secondary school is like. The children had a great day, finding out all about secondary school and the sorts of things they do there. The children had a French lesson where they learnt how to say they like or dislike something, they then had a very explosive science lesson and a lovely art lesson where they were making beetles using the 'inkblot' technique which turned out amazing! During the afternoon, the children were lucky enough to have a hockey lesson with 4 expert hockey players 2 of who are county players. They learnt a lot and we have definitely got some hockey players of the future in year 5! The staff at KLB commented on how well all the children had a go at things and got the most out of the day. Well done year 5, we are very proud of you.
  • 02
    Nov

    Instruction Writing

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Year 5 have started our new genre on Instruction Writing today. Our end goal will be to write a set of instructions for our Malteser Catapult that we made as part of our new theme 'Balloon Blaster' As a starter activity, we had great fun evaluated some instructions for making a variety of paper aeroplanes! We decided not all of the instructions were very clear so we are hoping the instructions we write will be much clearer, as we now know how difficult they are to follow if they aren't!
  • 01
    Nov

    Welcome Back

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Welcome back year 5! I hope you've all had a great half term and are back ready and raring to go! We have a new theme this term which is called 'Balloon Blaster!'