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For their topic, Year 5 have begun to learn about the incredible natural diversity of Africa. We split of into groups and were tasked with creating a diorama of a particular biome using cardboard boxes, tissue paper and coloured paper. Everyone proved themselves to be fantastic at working as a team, and the results really show this. Well done Year 5!

Exploring African Biomes

For their topic, Year 5 have begun to learn about the incredible natural diversity of Africa. We split of into groups and were tasked with creating a diorama of a particular biome using cardboard boxes, tissue paper and coloured paper. Everyone proved themselves to be fantastic at working as a team, and the results really show this. Well done Year 5!

Drumming in Year 5 🪘

This morning, Year 5 had the opportunity to put their percussion skills to the test with a drumming lesson! We started with a warm-up to remind us of the correct way to hold and strike our instruments, before breaking off into groups to compose 4-beat masterpieces, which we later performed to the group.

The Skeleton Woman

This week in Literacy, Year 5 have been learning and memorising a new story -The Skeleton Woman! We kicked of the week by listening to it being read and drawing story maps before acting out sections of the story and participating in a hot-seating activity.

The Science Museum

Year 5 started their week off with a bang with a visit to The Science Museum! We took public transport from school and went straight into the iMAX to watch a short film about our amazing planet! The 3D cinema was a great experience, and lots of us even put out our hands to touch what was on screen. In the afternoon, we went to look at 2 exhibits – The Making of the Modern World and Space – before coming home.

Remembrance Day

To honour Remembrance Day, Year 5 observed a two minute silence at 11am to reflect on and remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces. Later, Amos class created a poppy wreath to hang in our classroom to mark the date.

Science in Jonah class: Gravity!

This half term, Jonah is studying the forces. Today, we talked about gravity. We tested our knowledge of gravity by holding classroom objects in the air and dropping them to see what would happen. Our intrepid scientists noted that their predictions were correct – the objects always fell down.

Kiki noted that, “On Earth, gravity pulls everything down. This ruler would fall all the way to the earth’s core, but the table is in the way, and the floor is in the way of that.

We wondered, if gravity pulls things down on Earth, do things fall “down” in space, where there is less gravity? So we watched footage from the ISS of Commander Chris Hadfield wringing out a damp cloth. See for yourself!

Ovie noted that, “gravity is super weak in space” so the water didn’t move much when the cloth was wrung out. Prince likewise noted that “the water did not fall because gravity is not pulling down” in space.

How could you test the effects of gravity at home? Write some ideas in the comments below!