Year 5 Trip – Enginuity

Year 5 enjoyed a fabulous day out to the Ironbridge museum Enginuity today, where they discovered and investigated forces by making ‘Power Buggies’. Working in teams, the children worked collaboratively to design, build and decorate their buggies. Learning how to create electrical circuits to power their vehicles, investigating aerodynamics to reduce air resistance and understanding how friction could have an impact on their overall speed. All leading up to a grand finale, where they had the chance to demonstrate their buggy’s speed in a timed drag race to see who’s buggy was the quickest!

Following all this excitement, the children then had the opportunity to explore the museum and find out how different forces have an impact on our everyday lives and learning how different mechanisms work.

We would also like to acknowledge the mature attitudes shown by Year 5 as we walked to and from the museum. Well done!

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Autumn information

Welcome back Year 5’s, we have a really exciting term ahead.

Our topics for this term will be Earthquakes and Volcanoes, where we will begin by learning where and what Earthquakes and Volcanoes are through our Geography/ Literacy subjects, whilst sharing the text, Escape from Pompeii by C. Balit.

During Science our focus is Materials, looking at their properties and changes.

P.E will be on Wednesday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor), we ask that P.E kit is in school at the beginning of the week and taken home on Friday.

Homework is handed out on a Friday and is to be returned on the following Thursday unless otherwise stated.  Homework will consist of a spelling and maths activity. We also expect three adult comments in their reading diary each week.

Thank you.

Mrs Elis and Mr Watkins

Holy Trinity Church

Today the children attended a workshop provided by kaleidoscope. They attended the Holy Trinity Church at Dawley and covered workshops to do with Morals and values, Christin aid, asking and answering questions. They took park in drama activities, discussions, games as well as art, for the children to understand the importance of helping others and themselves.

Arts week

What a week we have had!

The children have been learning a range of artistic skills as well as the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. From his work they have been inspired to create both 2D and 3D pieces of art work, using the theme ‘Woodlands’
From researching, forageing, designing and then creating using clay, paints and of course natural materials, I think you will agree the finished pieces are amazing!

Well done class 🙂