To Infinity and Beyond!
During the second half of the Autumn term, we will focus on finding out about the Earth, the Sun and the Moon in our science based topic ‘To infinity and beyond!’ Here, we will learn about our solar system and the conditions on other planets. We will rise to the challenge of designing and making our very own battery powered lunar buggies in D.T. In Computing, we will be developing our own games; again, linking this to our space theme. In music, we will be studying the orchestral suite The Planets by Holst.
Here's what the pupils thought of the activity:
"I enjoyed the feel of sticking gooey paper onto the balloon to make the planets."
"It was messy and great fun to work with my friends. We made Jupiter which is one of the biggest planets."
The Groovy Greeks
Our first topic in the Autumn term was ‘Groovy Greeks’ where we found out about life in
Ancient Greece. This topic began with a very exciting Ancient Greek murder mystery to solve
– there were a lot of tricky clues to solve!
In History children looked at everyday life; they researched who the gods were that the Greeks used to worship, Greek architecture, the theatre and the Arts, and the Olympics. We closely linked this topic to our lessons in English, DT and Music. In Computing we learnt how to use Inkscape to explore geometric art, taking inspiration from Escher and Riley. In Science we learnt all about forces. DT involved celebrating Greek Food. We researched, taste tested and then made our very own Greek food. It was all a lot of fun!
It was fun when we got to go in the hall to drop our parachutes off the big benches - Lewis
I enjoyed performing the plays. It was fun to perform it with people that we wouldn't normally work in a group with - Edie
I really enjoyed doing the Greek plays because I got to be the part of the Minotaur - David
I enjoyed the Greek plays because we could use our imaginations and be creative - Millie
...when I was practicing my play whenever Maddie did her line I had to pull a sad face! - Yasmine
I enjoyed our science topic this half term because we learnt about forces - Spencer P
We all investigated friction on different surfaces such as carpet, laminate flooring and gravel, using a toy car - Madison M
I enjoyed it when the firemen came in to talk to us about being safe near fire because I learnt something new - Lucy
My favourite thing I did this term in year 5 was the fire safety talk because I would like to be a fireman one day - Matthew
I enjoyed eating the feta cheese when we made the Greek salad - Dominic
Our D.T. this term was really enjoyable because we made a Greek salad and taste tested them - Maddison
I enjoyed making the Greek salad because it was fun to make and we got to eat it afterwards - Bethany
It was fun to cut up the vegetables and it was so yummy to taste! - Edie
I really enjoyed the DT Greek salad making because we learnt how to use the claw grip and the bridge hold - Hollie
My personal favourite thing, for this half term, was the Roald Dahl day. We got to dress up as our favourite characters - Eleanor
I enjoyed the Roald Dahl day because it was fun dressing up - Hayden
This term I have enjoyed the murder mystery launch because it was fun - Jack T
I enjoyed the murder mystery. I didn't guess the murderer right but I really enjoyed the launch anyway and liked working out of the class with my group - Nikita
The Greek murder mystery was really good fun and we got to work with our friends - Spencer G