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Spaghetti Structures Today Year 5 were challenged to construct two towers as a team using only playdough and spaghetti! The aim was to suspend a string between the towers which could support the weight of a wooden peg. It took a long time to tidy up!
Year 5 went to Bury last week to see some of the places linked to our historical topic of Bury 100 years ago. We started at the Flying Shuttle pub, then went into the transport museum where we all had fun dressing up! Finally we played Spot The Difference in Kay Gardens by looking at old photos of the same area.
Last week in science Year 5 did some research which was out of this world! Everyone chose a planet and drew its outline using compasses. Then we used laptops to search online and find facts about each planet. At the end of the lesson, we shared what we had found.
As part of the Year 5 geography topic, Natural resources, the class discussed pylons and the national grid before researching different ways of generating power. They produced a poster about it as a group and presented their findings to the class.
Our RE topic this term began with The Bible and its history, but we are now looking at the sacred texts of the other four main world religions: Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.Today we learnt about the Guru Granth Sahib and how Sikhs show respect to it. Then some of the Muslim children in class shared their experiences of the Qu'ran and even brought things in from home!
Year 5 are aiming to speed up their recall of halves and doubles in maths. They are playing a loop game every day as a table and trying to get it done in less than five minutes!
RE activity day was great fun! Year 5 learned how to make paper boats to represent Salvation for those who trust in God. Some of the Values Councillors and School Councillors also helped create a special display representing Incarnation.
Year 5 have been picking their own numbers from a pool of balls! Today we used them to create addition number stories.
Year 5 have been learning about how the Vikings used micro-organisms to cook. We looked at some information about helpful bacteria and discussed the role of yeast when making bread. Then we evaluated the appearance, taste and texture of different breads before planning our own.
Year 5 have studied a map of Europe to find the journey the Vikings made. We also looked at some paintings of Viking raids on Anglo-Saxon England and discussed photographs of the ruins on the Holy island of Lindisfarne. Then we sang a Viking attack song and joined in with the drumming to make it even fiercer!
This week in Year 5 we have been learning about how the Vikings used scientific methods to preserve food. We discussed the importance of milk and the products you can make from it. The everyone made butter from cream and dipped it in cold water before tasting!