Your child’s journey through Year 5
As part of our science learning, we carried out an investigation to see if we could make a parachute and container to protect a raw egg when it was dropped. We worked in pairs and decided on our own designs and use of materials. We tested our ideas inside, before dropping our eggs in the playground. It was really interesting to see which shapes created most resistance and fell slowly. Sadly, some of our eggs didn’t survive…..
Take One Picture Week
We felt very sorry for the bird who was being experimented on in the painting ‘An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump’ by Joseph Wright of Derby (1768) and decided to make birds that could be free. We used card to create colourful tropical birds. It took a long time and we showed great resilience to produce some beautiful final products.
We also practised drawing different birds and chose our favourite to create a print. It was really exciting to pull the paper away from the polystyrene print and get to see out final result. We’re happy to say that they look stunning!
Our final piece is a whole class effort. We painted lots of tonal strips using only one colour plus white and black paint. Then we drew huge feathers and cut them out to create feathers. These were then arranged to make two fabulous wings. Look out for the final result…. we’ll post some pictures very soon…..
We were testing how the shape of a piece of Blu-tac affects the water resistance and which one moves through the water faster – the round ball shaped one or the wide flat one.
Anglo Saxons and Vikings
Year 5 have been learning about Anglo-Saxons and Vikings who settled in Britain. They have incorporated this with a focus on independent learning, supporting each other and maintaining focus. It’s been a great start to the term!
We have been enjoying clay tile making.
As part of our Loving London learning, we took a trip to the Houses of Parliament and Horse Guards Parade.
We visited the Museum of London to continue our learning on Roman London.