Your child’s journey through Year 5
Year 5 have been preparing for the beep test and had fun whilst we measured their fitness levels.
We had fun identifying these iconic buildings on our trip to central London. Do you recognise any?
Year 5 took a ride down The River Thames on a boat and enjoyed seeing all the amazing London buildings they had researched come to life.
We have been researching and learning more about London! We have been taking a closer look at the iconic buildings in London and finding out why they are so famous and loved.
Do you recognise any of these places in our locality?
All of the children had the opportunity to cycle at a local velodrome centre.
As part of our DT learning, Year 5 children had a very enjoyable time making Pizza. They were taught about hygiene when cooking, how to roll out dough and came up with some great topping options for each pizza. They turned out well and were very delicious.
As part of our science learning, we used digital microscopes to look at the make-up of soil.
We enjoyed our visit to the British Library. We attended a literacy workshop and learnt how to play with words and creative writing.
As part of our maths learning this term, the children were taught how to measure capacity with water.
Year 5 enjoyed a trip to the Greenwich Observatory. The planetarium show was fascinating, with millions of ‘Goldilocks’ planets, we think that other life forms almost certainly exist! Standing over the Greenwich Meridian Line with one foot in the East and one in the West was fun!
We created patterns using mosaic tiles and glass beads; this helped us to think of how we used space and pattern. We went on to create our own clay tiles, which were fired. Taking inspiration from Dutch ceramics, we then decorated our tiles using a limited palette.
As part of our learning about rocks, we carried out a series of investigations to record properties of different rocks. We selected our own equipment to test hardness, solubility, structure and permeability.
We had a wonderful week and developed some excellent skills. Creating our own bird designs and developing these to prints was a real highlight. It was a great experience using a professional press. Our hard work came together for the exhibition.
We were lucky to work with a Mosaic Specialist who taught us safe methods to cut tiles. Together, we designed our mosaic and worked together as a year group to create our fabulous tiger. We think he looks g-r-r-r-eat!
Working outside is fun! We were given a series of challenges which involved converting measures in different units and problem solving using perimeter. Team work was essential.
The children have been working on their sketchbooks and creating some wonderful work.
Year 5’s summer Extreme Earth topic started with making ‘erupting’ volcanoes.