5VS had a lot of fun making their Chair-o-Planes as our final DT project for year five. After a talk from the engineers about how the forces and gears worked, everyone got busy making their model and practising all the skills they had been taught. Miss Sheppard was so impressed with how much perseverance everyone showed, and how fantastically the class worked together and supported each other.
Term 5 has been busy for 5VS. We have been linking our writing to our topic on ancient Greece, including creating our own Greek myth. Everyone should be proud of the incredible effort they put into crafting their sentences and adding lots of suspense to keep the reader hooked.
Everyone really enjoyed our trip to see Matilda at the Bristol Hippodrome. It left us with lots of questions about how they achieved all of the amazing visual effects. Not only that, we have also had the opportunity to make bread this term as part of our DT learning. We thought carefully about how to make our bread appealing both in terms of the appearance and its taste. I was impressed by the creativity and ambition everyone showed in their final product.
As part of our science topic this term, 5VS have been learning about life cycles of different animals. We were really excited when the 10 eggs arrived and we got to watch them hatch! Here are photos of the children holding the chicks for the first time.
5VS have really enjoyed our topic on materials in science. We have conducted lots of investigations, testing the different properties of materials. In this experiment, the children were given a ‘mystery mixture’ which they had to try and separate using a variety of equipment. Miss Sheppard was proud of how they all kept persevering and worked as a team.
In art this term 5VS have been looking at the vibrant patterns used on Norman shields. Using collaging techniques, they have created their own Norman shields. Here is some of their fantastic work!
In science, Year 5 made Plasticine boats to investigate why some objects float. Our first attempts were not very successful but they improved when we tried again.