Well done to an amazing member of our class, who not only won the school and regional rounds of the Rotary club's photography competition, but came 4th in the Nationals, gaining a 'highly commended'. Well done - very well deserved, your photographs were brilliant!
Y5 and Y6 visited the Life Centre in Newcastle, where they had the chance to explore Science! Following our Earth and Space topic, Y5 took part in the Destination Space workshop, where they were given a message from British ESA astronaut, Tim Peake, and even took part in astronaut training! Additionally, the children explored the Brain Zone & Curiosity Zone, where they saw a real human brain and were able to examine their own brainwaves! Along with the Science Experiment Show we were lucky enough to watch, the children also got to experience the 4D Motion Ride - robot edition!
The children had a brilliant, enjoyable day and are already asking when we can return!
Destination Space Workshop:
Brain/Curiosity Zones & Science Show:
More Pen Licences...
Well done to two more of our Y5 children for gaining their pen licence, keep up the hard work!
Y4 & Y5 visited the SafetyWorks fire safety and rescue centre, where they took part in various workshops (fire safety, railway safety, internet safety and water safety), taking away with them valuable knowledge and skills to keep themselves and those around them safe - particularly this summer!
More Pen Licences!
Well done to three more of our Y5 children for gaining their pen licences this week - you have worked so hard to achieve this!
Today, we enjoyed a picnic down by our school fire pit to celebrate winning the Termly Attendance Award! Well done Y5 - keep it up!
In connection with the local Rotary Club, we have picked our very own RotaKids! This is an exciting chance for these children to lead and engage in important, lively activities that will make a positive difference in school, in the local community and globally.
Meet our Y5 RotaKids...
We have recently selected a group of Sports Leaders in Y5, who will take on an important role in school; leading sports activities with the younger children, assisting in PE lessons and in Sports Day!
They've already assisted in PE lessons; creating and running obstacle courses and circuits for the class!
We have recently introduced pen licences to our school. Our Y5 children have been excited and are working very hard with their handwriting to earn theirs!
We are currently developing our map skills to help us locate the world's countries using an atlas and other types of maps - e.g. OS maps and digital maps.
We have been very busy in Science! We have completed many investigations including: the force of gravity pulling on objects (measuring the mass and weight of objects using scales and Newton metres), the effects of air resistance (testing three parachutes and seeing which fell the slowest), and the effects of friction (testing the speed of toy cars on different surface materials).
World Book Day!
We enjoyed celebrating World Book Day; we completed a 'name that character/book' quiz and played a class game of Guess Who (book character edition)!
Last term, we studied Earth and Space. Along with a description and a narrative, we analysed a biography about famous astronaut, John Glenn, before writing one of our own!
We also spent time researching the main events in space history since 1942 and the different ways in which astronauts can explore the solar system (shown in our posters below, which we presented to our class).
One of our favourite lessons included creating our own piece of space-themed music!