Welcome to Term 2. There's lots to look forward to this term. There will be an Anglo Saxon/ Viking exhibition at the end of term to compliment our topic, 'What Can We Learn From The Anglo Saxons and Vikings?' There will be an annual seasonal art activity and children will be developing their Chess skills. We will also be auditioning at the end of term in preparation for our Macbeth production in Term Three. For further details please view the newsletter and link below.
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.
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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...