Spring 1 - Our Active Planet – Earthquakes
During Spring 1, Year 5 will be learning about earthquakes in detail across the curriculum areas and largely focusing on geography. We will be researching what an earthquake is and what causes them as well as using our map reading skills to find out where earthquakes occur, as well as developing our understanding of grid references and co-ordinates. We will also be looking at the impact of an earthquake and what you should do in an earthquake. This geography work will be strongly linked to our English non-chronological reports work. In computing year 5 will be looking in more depth about keeping safe online and will produce a whole school presentation on this important issue. In PSHE, we will think about how people respond to natural disasters, including some debating work. In music, we will create our own earthquake themed compositions and in art we will be sketching using the artist Lebbeus Wood as inspiration. In science we will be learning about properties and changes of materials.
Autumn 2 - To infinity and beyond!
During Autumn term 2, we focused on finding out about the Earth, Sun and Moon in our science-based topic ‘To Infinity and Beyond!’ We learnt about our solar system and the conditions on other planets.
We also had an exciting visit to the Science and Media Museum - have a look at our photos of the day.
In DT, we rose to the challenge of designing and making our very own battery powered Mars Rovers; researching the current Mars Rovers within our computing work. It was great fun and a relief that they all worked!
In English, wrote our own short stories about journeying to outer space.
In PE we did orienteering despite the varied weather conditions and loved the mud!
We had so much fun in our run up to Christmas and deserved a well-earned rest.
I loved the part where we built the frame using the saws - Archie
I enjoyed all of it becasue we ALL got to a go at making the Mars Rover and it was fun - Evelyn
I loved making the Mars Rovers because we made our own circuits and the DT was fun designing. My group was awesome! - Amelia
I liked designing the wheels and we were so creative with our ideas - Libby
It was fun watching it zoom across the floor and winning the race. We had great team work and it was fun designing as a team - Caitlin
This topic was 100% fun! I love everything about it - Callum
I enjoyed doing our Mars Rovers becasue we were all part of making it - Sarah
I loved everything we did in our amazing DT lessons. I really enjoyed designing both the wheels and the roof and the circuit work was awesome - Matei
The Mars Rovers were fun but a challenge to make - Lola
I have enjoyed the Mars Rovers this term - Paige
I enjoyed making the Mars Rovers because we got to work as a team - Lucia
I loved the mechanical vehicles because it was cool how the motor spun and made the wheels move! - Harry
I enjoyed using the saw and all of the tools and cutting up all of the wood. I was so pleased that it worked - Oliver C
It was fun building the circuit and watching it move was fun. Our team work was amazing - Elliot
I loved the sawing and drilling to make our Mars Rover - Ollie M
I liked orienteering because I loved running around, reading the maps and finding all of the numbers - Grace.
I enjoyed orienteering because it was a fun way to stay healthy - Daisy
I liked orienteering becasue it was super fun! - Aimee
...it was fun and sometimes there was a monster orienteering game - Taylor
I LOVED the trip because we found out about the Milky Way - Robert
When we went on the school trip the mirror maze was easy but fun because of the twists and turns - Jess
I loved the mirror maze on our trip - Archie
On the school trip I really enjoyed the space show - Matei
The Wonderlab on the school trip was amazing - Caitlin
Having fun generating exciting vocabulary to support our 'Journey to Space' stories that we shall soon be writing.
Autumn 1 - Groovy Greeks
Our first topic in the Autumn term was ‘Groovy Greeks’, where we studied Greek life and their
achievements and their influence on the western world.
Through our History, English, DT and music lessons, children looked at everyday life; they researched who the gods were that the Greeks used to worship, Greek architecture, the theatre and the Arts, famous Greeks, democracy and the Olympics. Our music was linked to Ancient Greek literature and the Heroes of Troy.
In computing learnt how to use Sketchup to design our own Greek temples and theatres, as well as reinforcing our word processing skills and creating research files about Greek Food. Linking to our DT we celebrated Greek Food by researching, taste testing and then making our very own Greek food in the outside learning environment.
What a fun-filled term we had!
Other cool and exciting things Year 5 have been doing over Autumn 1:
Amazing Greek architecture!!
We have made Ancient Greek buildings using Sketchup in computing - Amelia G.
One of my favourite things this half term was using Sketchup in computing - Matei.
We had great fun using Sketchup in computing - Gracie-Mai
I liked Sketchup because it was fun to do different designs for Greek temples - Jess
We have been loving gymnastics and learning new ways to balance - AG
I enjoyed playing netball this term because I like playign sports that get me fit - OM
I loved PE because we did NETBALL AND ....GYMNASTICS. PE is amazing - Grace W
English is my favourite lesson and we wrote about the ancient Greeks and Hercules meeting the Hydra - Daisy
We learnt all about Hercules and his twelve labours in English - Maris
Learning all about Greek mythology was so interesting.
I loved the souvlaki, it was delicious and I loved sitting around the fire as it felt like I was camping! - Nellie
I liked the fact that they let me make a vegetarian skewer, it was gorgeous. I loved the Greek salad too - Nicky
I liked making the Greek salads and Souvlaki because we got to cook them ourselves - OM
Making the Greek food was lots of fun, especially making the skewer and chopping up the tomatoes - Josh
I liked cutting up the chicken and mixing it up with the garlic and onion.
I enjoyed making the souvlaki because we roasted them on a fire. The best part was eating them with the whole class - Kaylan.
I really liked the souvlaki because it had loads of flavour - Alannah
I enjoyed making the chicken skeweres and cooking them on the fire outside. THEY WERE DELICIOUS! - Brooke
I love souvlaki - Liam