Year 5 - Hazel & Hornbeam Classes
Welcome to year 5
- Visitors throughout the year
- A stargazing evening
- A Viking Invasion on the school field
- Many Science investigations
- Performing at the 'Big Sing' at the White Rock Theatre
During Term 1, our topic is 'To Infinity and Beyond'. The focus subjects are Science (Earth and Space) and Geography (The United Kingdom). In our other subjects, we will link as much learning to our topic to make learning exciting for the children. For example, in Computing, children will learn how to manipulate images using the programme Be Funky to create a planet landscape. In Art, they will create Alien drawings to then put onto the planet they have created.
Is the Earth flat or spherical?
In Science, the children have been learning to prove or disprove a statement using scientific evidence. The children wrote letters to Christopher Columbus' Sailors to prove to them that their frail vessel would not plunge to destruction. Take a read of their letters... have they convinced you?
As you can see we have worked through ideas with the help of some tutorials and some have even created their very own. Scary Monsters beware!
So far in Geography this term: We have been looking at the topographical features of the UK. Using the data the children have created bar charts to plot the heights of the mountains/hills of the UK. As you can see they have been working really hard and created some fantastic graph work. Next week they will be moving on to looking at surrounding oceans, seas and the major UK rivers.