Your child’s journey through Year 5
Year 5 had a fantastic time during Sports Week. We competed in an athletics challenge, did mountain biking and track cycling at Herne Hill Velodrome and took part in Sports Day at Goldsmiths. All of the children were so supportive of each other and loved cheering on their friends.
Natural History Museum
Year 5 had an exciting trip to the Natural History Museum to launch their Extreme Earth topic. They experienced an earthquake simulator and looked at a variety of fossils.
St Alfege Church and the Naval College Chapel
Year 5 visited St Alfege Church and the Naval College Chapel in Greenwich to explore Christian places of worship and look at local history links.
Year 5 are studying forces this term and have been investigating the effects of air resistance. The children had to design parachutes to protect their Minion eggs as they plunged from the playground into the well. They found that a larger parachute worked better but it was important not to make it too heavy. Some Minions survived but some were not so lucky…
Erik the Viking
The children had a visit from Erik the Viking to investigate life during this time period.
It’s been a busy few weeks in Year 5! We launched our ‘Loving London’ topic with a local walk to learn more about Brockley and Deptford. We were particularly interested in the street art we saw and the amazing food that’s available in Deptford Market. We’ve also been on an exciting river trip where we looked for London landmarks along the Thames. How many landmarks can you spot in our pictures?
In Science, we designed our own investigations into separating solids. The tricky part was deciding which equipment we would need, especially as our teachers had thrown in a few red herrings! How would you separate a mixture of pasta, rice and flour?