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Year 5

YEAR 5 

Welcome to Term Five where a big focus will be preparing for the Macbeth production. Mango will be doing two performances, one on Wednesday 22nd May at 9 30 am and the other on Wednesday 22nd May at 2 15 pm, both in the Junior Hall. Kapok will be doing two performances, one at on Friday 24th May at 9 30 am  and one at on Friday 24th May at 2 15 pm, both in the Junior Hall. Please remember these are start times of the performance, so you will need to arrive in school a little before then. It is, of course, a free event so no tickets need to be purchased in advance. You just need to come along if you want to see the show! Please see newsletter for further details or ask your class teacher.  

Kapok Do Drama Workshops At The Egg Theatre

Kapok make cars that go using natural energy

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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