Barbara Hepworth - using wire to recreate an artists sculpture designs.
By Ash, Oak and Thorn.
This half term we have introduced a new Talk4Writing unit based on the book 'By Ash, Oak and Thorn' written by Melissa Harrison. This week the children have learnt the first section of the book by reading a text map, adding actions and sounds to the symbols, and then rehearsing it as a class. The actions were suggested entirely by the children meaning they were very imaginative and enabled them to learn this section confidently.
The Perfect Parachute!
As part of our science 'Forces' topic we have been looking at the impacts of air resistance and an objects surface area. The children worked in groups to create their own parachutes, thinking carefully about the variables and how they could ensure a fair test was carried out. Following extensive testing (numerous drops from the Year 3 / 4 landing!) pupils discovered that their predictions were correct: large parachutes fall more slowly as they have a greater surface area for air resistance to act on.
Welcome to Year 5 Swans and Herons!
The Year 5 team: Miss Harris, Miss Woodcock, Mrs Whittlestone (temporary), Mrs Hewlett, Mrs Goodwin and Mrs D'Ambrosio.
What a busy few weeks we have had settling into our new classes. We are pleased to say all pupils have had a very positive start and show great readiness for the year ahead.
Here is an overview of all the exciting things we will be doing this half term (Autumn 1).
Growth Mind Set activities and challenges.
Numbers to 10,000
Swans or herons.
Introduction to forces and key vocabulary.
Force, gravity, friction, air resistance, upthrust, water resistance, weight, mass, newton, newton metre
Introduction to topic.
KWL and prior knowledge discussion.
Rounding to the nearest 10,100 and 1000
Air resistance and gravity
Topic vocabulary focus
county, town, city, capital, country, continent
local, environment, pollution, settlement
Using a number line to 100,000
Ordering and comparing to 100,000
Rounding to 100,000
Air resistance – planning a parachute investigation.
Ordinance Survey map symbols
Using a number line to 1,000,000
Ordering and comparing to 1,000,000
Rounding to 1,000,000
Air resistance – conducting parachute investigation.
Potential off site trip:
Using a map in the local area and conducting a traffic count.
Counting in 10’s, 100’s, 1000’s
What is tourism?
Why is Stratford-upon-Avon a tourist town?
Addition and subtraction
Adding and subtracting numbers with more than 4 digits.
Upthrust – boat experiment
River Avon – its purpose and comparisons between then and now.
Addition and subtraction
Mental addition and subtraction techniques and strategies
Friction – James Bond investigation
Impacts of tourism