The wonderful experiences keep coming in Year 5 this week! Today, we went out for a truly classic Forest School morning with Miss Cowling. The children were amazing: determining their own projects, working together, evaluating risk, using the natural materials, showing great perseverance, and - above all - having fun! A brilliant time.
There have been floating eggs and dancing raisins in the classroom this week! Ask Year 5 if they can explain the forces and particle science behind these fascinating spectacles 😁
We've had a superb week in Year 5, with one particular highlight being our surprise PE treat on Wednesday - a morning visit from a dedicated sports coach through the School Games. The whole class had a cracking time playing some variations on stuck-in-the-mud and benchball. At one point, even I got involved! A great time all round.
We've had some terrific geography work from Year 5 this week, as they have embarked on group project work to research the landscape features left behind by glaciers. Whole areas of the north of England were shaped by glaciation, so it has really opened our eyes to the geography of our own region. Great work!
Science has really taken off in Year 5 this week - literally! Here are some of the children testing the effect of air resistance on a falling object. We used our knowledge of the particle model and the force-arrow model to establish what was happening and make a prediction. Early results seem to confirm the children's first thoughts! Great work, all.
It's been another very special week of Forest School in Year 5 - what a great experience!
Happy New Year, everyone! It's lovely to have the class back in school, and we're well underway with our 2022 curriculum already. The new class novel, 'Cosmic', is shaping up to be a cracker, and art this afternoon was a thoroughly enjoyable exploration of brush strokes and technique. In maths, the children have flown through formal multiplication strategies, but the area model gave everyone something to think about this morning! Have a look at the gallery to see how the class managed.