Ancient Greek-style Clay Pots
Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Ancient Greeks and have worked hard to make clay pots inspired by Ancient Greek pottery.
The children had fun creating their unique clay pots and learnt new skills, such as how to join two pieces of clay together.
Have a look at the gallery and slideshow below to see how amazing Year 5's clay pots turned out.
British Science Week 2019
As part of British Science Week 2019 (8th March – 17th March), Year 5 investigated the effects of air resistance. After reading some information about air resistance, Year 5 were asked to work in groups to find the best design for a new parachute. The perfect parachute would be the one which falls the slowest, when dropped from a height.
First of all, Year 5 had to ensure they were carrying out a fair test. As they were observing the time taken for the parachutes to fall to the ground (the dependent variable), the different groups had to decide on the one thing they would change about their parachute each time (the independent variable). Some groups decided to change the material of the parachute, others changed the size of the parachute and some changed the shape of their parachute. They then had to make sure that everything else about their parachutes was kept the same (the controlled variables).
We had a great time dropping the parachutes and seeing how the independent variable affected each group’s parachutes. It really helped us understand the effects of air resistance.
Year 5 really enjoyed using the ‘lego printing’ technique in Art, to create pictures of objects, patterns and book characters. ‘Lego printing’ involves brushing paint/ink onto lego pieces and then using the lego pieces as ‘stamps’, by pressing them down onto a piece of paper.
Have a look at the slideshow below to see all of the lovely artwork created by Year 5!
For World Book Day, Year 5 dressed as their favourite book characters. We held a parade where the children had an opportunity to show their outfits off to the entire school. Have a look at the gallery below to see all of the wonderful, creative outfits worn by the children in Year 5.
As part of the 'Out of this World' unit in Autumn, Year 5 created artwork inspired by the artist Peter Thorpe.They created a vibrant background using the 'tissue paper bleeding' technique and added space-related objects over the background. You can see their amazing artwork below!
As part of Safer Internet Day 2019, Year 5 had a visit from two experts from DigitalXRAID – a
They enjoyed their talk from Saif (Digital Marketing Manager) and Fraser (Ethical Hacker), who discussed various aspects of Internet Safety with the children. This mainly included the importance of using strong passwords and the many dangers associated with having weak passwords.
The children were informed of what weak passwords look like and were shown a list of the Top 10 weakest passwords used by people in 2018. Many of these were shocking to see and the children were very interested in ensuring that they use stronger passwords, moving forward.
Fraser provided the children with a number of useful tips to help them create strong passwords.
We then held a competition in class to see which child could create the strongest password, using the tips provided. These were then judged by Saif and Fraser.
Overall, the children had a fantastic time during the talk and learnt a great deal about the importance of using strong passwords.
Safer Internet Day 2019 - Cyber Security Talk
In January, Year 5 were invited to the University of Huddersfield to take part in the Holocaust Memorial Day Event, to show their support for refugees and survivors of genocide, as well as to remember those who have lost their lives.
Year 5 designed lanterns for the event, on which they had written messages of hope, peace and kindness towards others. They presented these lanterns at the University Event, as well as in the KS2 school assembly.
Year 5 have had lots of fun learning about planets.
They have used lots of different sources, including planet songs, like the one below: