Year 5 have had level 2 training on how to ride their bicycles safely on the road.
Design Technology - Mechanisms
During their topic of Mechanisms - Year 5 have made a toy with a cam mechanism. They researched toys that children in the Early Years would like and then found out about different cams, such as the pear and drop down cams. Some of their toys move up and down and some turn around.
Science - Earth, Space and the Solar System
We have been learning about our solar system and the planets in it. We have found out about our Sun, the different Moon cycles, about Earth and how we get day and night and the seasons. Year 5 have also made a 3D model of the solar system at home. We think they are fantastic!
Art & Design
In our topic we have looked at the layering technique used by Vincent Van Gogh, in his paintings. First, we practised it by creating a scene on a cold, sunny and windy day, we used acrylic paints. Then we created a scene that we might see in our galaxy, linked to our Earthlings topic.
As part of our topic, we have been learning about spring rolls - where they originated from and how they can be prepared and cooked. We tasted two different kinds of spring rolls and evaluated them, we looked at the different flavours, textures and ingredients they had and talked about how we could improve them. We then planned our own spring rolls. Next we made them.
Science - Properties of Materials and Changes
Year 5 have started their new Science topic. They have separated mixtures using different equipment. Furthermore, they investigated which solids form a solution when mixed with a liquid. They found that some solids are soluble whilst others are insoluble.
History - Anglo-Saxons
We have been finding out where the Anglo-Saxons came from and some of the key people and events from that era. We have also learned about the discovery at Sutton Hoo and how artefacts can tell us about the past.
In our Gymnastics we have learned some new types of balances - such as counter balances and counter tension balances. We incorporated these into a sequence with our partners on apparatus.