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YEAR 5 

Welcome to Term 4. As well as continuing to do lots of writing around our class reader, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', we will continue with our very practically based, 'What Makes A Great 21st Century City?' topic. Maths will continue to focus on core number skills (e.g. addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percentages) as well as looking at shape, movement and data. Please look out for the beginnings of our preparations for the Macbeth production towards the end of Term 4. This will be the key focus of Term 5, with plays being shown at the end of Term 5 (not Term 4) . 
Year Five have been enjoying the 'What Makes A Great 21st Century City?' topic. As well as lots of practical field work, including visits to St Andrew's Park, St Werburgh's City Farm and Gloucester Road, there has been lots of practical work in class. This includes exploring sustainable energy and transport options through scientific investigation. Photos below show Kapok class investigating renewable energy circuits and what makes an efficient, aerodynamic plane (by testing paper aeroplanes). 

Year 5 Get Curious...

 

Year 5 finished their Term One topic which asked the question 'How Do We Explore Space?' by visiting We The Curious. This included watching a 3D solar system show, and doing a number of space-related investigative activities. These included making and testing rockets, identifying the best material for a space nappy, identifying the affects of air pressure on marshmallows, deciding what could keep someone strong in space and trying to control a robotic arm. We also had an opportunity to explore the whole range of interactive science exhibits that We The Curious offers. 

For details of our current curriculum focus, visit the Curriculum section of our website

 

Take a look at the pictures below to see what we've been doing in class recently.

Year 5 On The Move With Their Learning

 

Year 5 have been assessing their mental maths with a series of treasure hunts, and building some of the larger new numbers in the Year Five curriculum. They've also been training to be astronauts, basing their ideas on an astronaut candidate selection program, led by famous astronaut Chris Hadfield. Challenges include fitness through the bleep test, judging time in limited environments (by taking shoes on and off with their eyes shut while trying to judge three minutes), being given challenges after their senses have been distorted (trying to get an idea of what challenges astronauts have in space linked to gravity) and speed origami to test their precision. At Sefton Park we really value moving about and getting out and about with our learning. Another thing Kapok did was consider the effects of atmosphere on climate. They learnt about human-made global warming and how we could reduce our carbon footprints. Conkers seemed to be a game with a low carbon footprint, so we had a play...

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