Science Festival 9th June 2017

Y5 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the science festival today.  We participated in an engaging exploration of planet Mars led by Dr Leanne Gunn and spent time discovering how science affects all aspects of our life – from industry, health, technology and perception.  Many of the children were very inspired and we now have a few budding […]

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Rocket Launch

Over this term, Year 5 have been designing and creating a water bottle rocket. On Monday, we finally got to launch our rockets. We each filled a third of our bottle rockets up with water and attached them to the launcher. Next we pumped air into the bottle until it blasted into Earth’s orbit! It was amazing! […]

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Problem Solving and Reasoning

Lots of problem solving and reasoning work in maths this week. The children have been trying out systematic approaches to resolve mathematical problems, while also finding patterns, similarities and differences between numbers when investigating factors. The children have found it useful to explore these problems using their desks to write their work. It really helped to […]

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Fair Trade and Flapjacks

What a busy week!  On Monday the children started designing and making their rockets which they hope to launch in the next couple of weeks  Yesterday was World Book Day.  What a great sight to see all those ‘Wallys’!  Today was our Fair Trade focus to celebrate Fair Trade Fortnight. In Year Five we focused […]

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World Book Day

We had great fun yesterday sharing our books in a ‘Date My Book’ activity!  Children had 40 seconds to ‘sell’ their book to their partner before moving round.

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Cosmic Music

Many thanks to Bournside School, who gave year 5 a great music lesson. After listening to some examples of space themed music, the children used electronic keyboards to find and experiment with their own space themed sounds. The children are already looking forward to next week’s lesson!

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