Mission: to keep the astronauts safe when returning to Earth! In order to investigate air resistance, Year 5 looked at how we can create enough air resistance so that their astronauts (eggs) landed safely on the ground. There were a few casualties but many successful landings!
British Science Week! Year 5 had a very exciting afternoon as part of British Science Week investigating the best shape of a kite. Year 5 worked in groups to make a kite before testing which shape kite stayed in the air the longest!
In English, Year 5 have been discovering the world of Pandora. We used Pandorapedia to take notes on the different creatures to use as inspiration to create our own mystical creature!
We have been doing lots of Science this term in Year 5! This week, we learnt all about Sir Isaac Newton. We researched into his work before investigating forces.
Year 5 have been exploring the movements of planets in our solar system more closely. We created a physical representation of the solar system to explore and represent the distances and sizes of each planet in relation to the Sun!
Year 5 spent an afternoon exploring how the moon and planets orbit. We created a stop frame animation using the Ipads to show the moon orbiting the Earth and Earth orbiting the Sun!
As part of Internet Safety week, Year 5 looked at the importance of being safe online and what information you can and should not make public. We then used our learning to make our own Abbey pupil blogs.
Year 5 received an exciting email from NASA asking them to design and make a space felt picture for their gift shop. It took a lot of patience and perseverance with our sewing needles!
'Starry Night' by Van Gogh
Is the Earth round? To begin our exciting Space topic, we looked at Aristotle's theory and used Science to prove that the Earth is round.
A new year and the start of our tricky Fractions topic. We made our own fraction walls to help us to understand equivalent fractions!
It's Christmas!!! Year 5 made their calendars ready for 2020 using their sketching skills they have been working on and lots of lovely paint!
Year 5 have had the wonderful opportunity to visit Samworth for a PE enrichment day. Group 1 visited Samworth on the 11th December and had a great time taking part in different PE activities alongside other Year 5s from surrounding schools!
Year 5 have been lucky enough to have a gymnastics coach this term. As a treat, we were able to make the most of the school's apparatus to show off our balances and skills.
Year 5 explored the weighing of the heart ceremony - a belief very important to the Ancient Egyptians. We learnt all about the ceremony and their beliefs and used our Art sessions to draw the Gods and Egyptians present!
On possibly the windiest day of the year so far, Year 5 ventured outside to make papyrus!
In order to understand where Ancient Egyptians came in History, we first looked at different periods and events and created a class timeline!
To begin our Ancient Egypitans topic, we first investigated the embalming process and how the Egyptians mummified humans. It was very interesting so we decided to have a go at mummifying an orange!
To end our amazing Mining topic, Year 5 shared their work and their knowledge with their special visitors!
To continue our Mining topic, Year 5 had a visit from the Coal Authority!
Year 5 attemped to make Brigadero (a Brazillian chocolate delicacy) as part of our Harvest Festival celebrations. Things got a little bit chocolatey!
Year 5 decided to have a go at making our own savoury/sweet traditional pasty - a typical lunch/dinner down in the coal mine!
Designing and making our own pulleys to represent a lift in the coal mine!
Year 5's Visit to the National Coal Mining Museum!