Music - December 2020
This week, Year 5 have been studying a music topic, focussing on the song, 'Livin on a Prayer' by Bon Jovi. They have loved learning the words and singing along, as well as performing as part of an ensemble, with their glockenspiels. The children even had a go at composing their own songs, using the GarageBand software on the ipads. Great fun!
Gymnastics - December 2020
This half-term, our focus for indoor PE has been 'Gymnastics'. The children have been looking at rolls, jumps, turns and balances and had a go at putting together their own floor routine, which they performed to each other. They tried to incorporate various gymnastic shapes, including: pike, split, straddle and tuck.
May The Force Be With You Pt.2. - November 2020
The second experiment that Year 5 carried out was testing air resistance. They constructed different sized parachutes and then measured the time taken for them to fall to the ground, from the second floor! The 'Rule of Three' was applied so that an average time could be calculated. They ensured the test was fair, keeping many conditions constant, whilst only changing one variable. They were 'blown away' by their findings!!
May The Force Be With You Pt.1. - November 2020
During their latest topic on Forces, Year 5 have carried out a variety of experiments. The first of these was based around the question: 'How might the shape and size of a meteorite affect the shape and size of the crater that it leaves in the ground on impact?' They formed their hypothesis, collected and analysed their data, then concluded their findings. They had a 'hole' lot of fun ;)
Amazing Americas - October 2020
During our Amazing Americas topic, we looked at many geographical features of the continent of North America. We particuarly enjoyed finding out about the varied climate zones and completed puzzle packs, comparing different regions. The children had to match descriptions with data, including graphs for temperature, precipitation and daylight hours, as well as pictures.
Space the Final Frontier - September 2020
For our recent topic, we studied the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky. We conducted an experiment to answer the question: 'How do shadows change throughout the day?' We looked at variables that we could change and how to conduct a fair test, as well as making predictions. We recorded our results and evaluated the evidence to check if our predictions were correct . . . . we were!!