In Design and Technology, year 5 designed, made and evaluated biscuits.
In Science, Year 5 have been looking at asexual reproduction in plants. We looked at natural and artificial ways they can reproduce asexually. We are scientifically observing over time, as we took cuttings from plants and replanted them. We also cut chittings (sprouting potatoes) and planted them. We hope to see that they will demonstrate asexual reproduction as new potatoes and new plants should now grow.
In Geography, we have started our new unit on Earthquakes. We made models of the layers of the earth to start this new Geography topic.
Year 5 have been working on Portraits in motion using The Scream by artist Edvard Munch as the stimulus for our own final pieces. We have learnt all about using different mediums, including printing , and different techniques to create movement. We also shared in our Art session some fantastic pieces of work that one of our class had completed at home. Inspiring!
Year 5 looked at Queen Elizabeth II today, in honour of her achievement as Britain’s longest serving Monarch and her Platinum Jubilee. We explored what a Monarchy is and what it takes to be a successful leader. We then made links within the periods of history we have studied this year including looking at Anglo- Saxon ‘Cynings’ and how, despite being strong, warrior leaders they could not unify, and they took over several Kingdoms in Britain. We also looked at King George VI, and his reign throughout WW2 and how he understood the importance of royal duty and loyalty to the Sovereign- something he instilled in his daughter Queen Elizabeth II. The children had a really interesting lesson, researching and exploring the similarities and differences across the ages.
Year 5 have been painting flowers in the style of Henri Rousseau. We also looked at mixing complimentary colours to replicate mood and atmosphere. As part of our Music lessons we have been working on Rock music. We have been practising to sing the song, Livin on a prayer, as well as composing a percussion accompaniment to it using the glockenspiels. In Science, we had to decide what fruit we would use to represent the planets. We then created models and presented our findings. Year 5 have been using a variety of sources to locate the Rainforests of the world as well as the Tropics and the equator. Year 5 have been using Purple Mash for their computing lessons. They have enjoyed creating avatars, learning how to stay safe online and coding. We have been looking at substances that are soluble and insoluble in Science. We planned our own experiment in groups, shared hypothesis and then tested if the substances dissolved in water.