This week began with our trip to the Science Centre (Intech) near Winchester. The children had two floors to visit to learn more about Science by pulling levers, creating images, racing and jumping to learn about the human body etc. We even went inside a colon to discover what happens to different foods when we eat them! Then we visited the Planetarium and looked upward as we travelled through the Solar System, visiting the Planets along the way. It was a unique and valuable experience and enjoyed by all.
On our return to school, we have written a story based on space and used pastels on black paper to create an impression of what it is like in deep space. We have also been busy creating our own planets by layering strips of Modrock on a spherical model. They are now drying over the weekend and we hope to paint them next week.
As next week is our last week, can we please ask for your help. We need the children to bring a carrier bag to take books home on Friday please.
Hope to see you at our Science event on Friday morning in the Hall.
Enjoy the sunshine,
Year 5 Teaching Team
Another sweltering week has seen the Y5 children enjoying an afternoon at the Anvil watching the Primary Prom and a morning trying out life in Y6. And what about the fantastic PTA Summer Barbecue? Such perfect weather for a lovely whole school community event; thank you to all the parents and children who turned up and contributed to the amazing total raised for school.
They have also been looking in greater detail at the Solar System in readiness for compiling their own quiz for parents when they visit our Science exhibition on Friday 21st July. There were some tricky questions so any parent wanting to take part in one of the quizzes will need to be revising their space knowledge in preparation!
This week’s highlights, apart from Monday’s visit to the Winchester Science Centre, include the summer disco on Wednesday and a visit from a librarian from Basingstoke Discovery Centre who will outline this year’s summer reading challenge. The children will also be making their planets using Modroc modelling material. Watch this space!
Until next week…
The Y5 teaching team
As another busy week, finishes, we would like to share how proud we are of the children’s efforts with their tests over the last two weeks. Even in the very hot weather of last week, the children have done their best at answering questions. Well done, Year 5!
This week, we have been writing a biography of Neil armstrong. The children were fascinated by the life of one of the most famous men in history and now know his most famous quote off by heart. They watched the rocket launch and moon landing and had many questions about Apollo 11’s journey. This linked well with the shadow investigation and mobile work of the Solar System which we are continuing this week – the children were amazed at the size of the Sun compared to the other Planets!
Next week, we have an inset day on Monday and then on Tuesday we are attending the Primary Prom at the Anvil. Please remember packed lunches. We are also looking forward to the BBQ on Wednesday and hope to see some of you there!
Enjoy the weekend,
Year 5 Teaching Team