In Year 5, we have enjoyed working with scientists from the Regional Science Centre in Oldham. By conducting fair tests, we have explored and learned about different types of forces.
In science we have been learning about forces/gravity. We have been carrying out an investigation on parachutes. At first we had to choose 5 materials make them the same length and drop them from the same height each time. Then we timed them to see how long it took to touch the ground we were pretty shocked with the results because they were close together. We would love to do something similar as a class again because it was fun and everyone enjoyed it.
Year 5 had a fantastic World Book Day! Our class author is David Williams- we were extremely excited to come to school dressed as our favourite characters from his books! In the morning we completed a ‘Gangsta Granny’ quiz which tested our reading comprehension skills, and in the afternoon we designed our own ‘Midnight club’ badges which we then handed out to our friends.
On Wednesday 28th November 2018, Y5 went to Eden Camp. When we got there we saw a huge spitfire and a ship that was all rusty. When we got off the coach we got into our groups. We saw these huts in our groups, the teachers were told to go in each hut and look at all the information and answer the questions on the sheet. One team went in the blackout hutwhich was all about the blackout. It had dummies in and smoke because the bombs dropped. Then we had dinner and after dinner we went in some more huts until we got to play on the playground. Then we went back on the coach and went to school.
On Tuesday 13th November, Year 5 brought their bikes to school, as usual we did our normal work in the morning. Finally we finished our dinner. Then it was time for Bikeability.
First we had to have our bikes checked. Secondly, year 5 got into a big line and were given a number between 1 and 4 because there was going to be four groups. Next we happily got onto the roads in our groups. We did lots of things like U-turns, signals and going into Primary position from Secondary position.
The next day we did Bikeability all day, we did the same things!
Year 5 had lots of fun doing Bikeability, they cant wait to do it again next year!
By Tillie- Faye
As part of our science topic, life cycles and human development, Y5 have been looking at the life cycle of plants and the germination process. As a reward for all their hard work this half term, the children were given the opportunity to create a cress head. Firstly they designed their cress heads ensuring they adhered to the design specification, and then we created them! The finished products were EGGcellent!
On Monday 22nd October 8 Y5 pupils who had been attending the after school OACT football club represented Thorp at OACT’s football event, held at Failsworth High School. The team played 4 games in the tournament but unfortunately didn’t make the finals. Nevertheless, the children did a fantastic job of representing the school- they showed good sportsmanship and tried their very best, cheering each other on throughout. We had lots of fun!
In topic lessons, Y5 are looking at the events of WW2. On Friday we investigated what the Blackout was, why it was important and how the Blackout impacted everyday life for the public. We were tasked with creating a news broadcast to inform the public about what they must do to prepare their houses for the blackout. We know that television broadcasting was stopped until after the war therefore the public would not have had television broadcasts like the ones we made, however it was fun to pretend! We really enjoyed practicing and performing these broadcasts!
On the 23rd April, Year 5 went to the Regional Science Centre to take part in a mixing and dissolving investigation. We had to separate a mixture of rock salt and sand. We did this by filtering and by evaporating the salt solution using a Bunsen burner.
We are looking forward to the next few sessions with Miss Judge.
By Year 5