Year 5 Science Day 16.12.20
As part of our Recovery Curriculum, Year 5 spent the day looking at the 'The Living Things and Their Habitats' topic which they missed in Year 4.
To understand how living things can be grouped in a variety of ways, we played Bingo, Guess Who (we love games) and used Venn Diagrams to classify them. After that, we created Classification Keys to help group, identify and name a wider variety of living things, including the 'human creatures' in our class! Finally, we looked at the human impact on our planet and habitats, discovering how this can be a negative or positive thing but does change our environment and can pose dangers to animals and plants.
We finished the day by making posters to show how rivers affect people's lives.
3-D Model River Journey
We worked in groups to create a 3D model to show the journey of a river from the source to the sea. We had lots of fun making the play dough mountains!
Year 5 Rivers Day
On Friday 11th December, we had our second 'Recovery Curriculum' day. This time, it was a Geography day linked to rivers.
We acted out the water cycle as we needed to know where the water in rivers came from.
Year 5 North West Gifted and Talented
On the 2nd December 2020, the pupils in Year 5 were visited by Mrs. A. Hoare of North West Gifted and Talented.
During the 'Number Galore' afternoon, they focused on a variety of number challenges and games.
Year 5 really impressed her with their understanding and resilience when tackling the problems. Many children said they were going home exhausted because their brain had begun to hurt but they'd greatly enjoyed the workshop.
As part of our Recovery Curriculum, Year 5 had an Ancient Egyptian theme day.
We created our own costumes at home, and they were fantastic. Once in school, we became Egyptologists! We used clues, carried out research, created a timeline and used evidence to decide who actually built the pyramids - Dreamworks Animation were wrong!
Year 5 Geography
In Geography, we made different coastal features. We made caves, arches and stacks to show the possible effects of the sea on a small crack in a cliff. It wasn't as easy as we first thought!
National Nonfiction November – The Planet we Share
The theme chosen for this year reflects the widespread concern for our beautiful planet which is under serious threat – particularly from climate change and plastic pollution.
In classes, we have been sharing different nonfiction books our planet.