British Science Week

This week Year 5 have been celebrating British Science Week.

We began by having a visit from Professor Whizz Kid who shared with us his Scientific knowledge, and his unusual way to high five!

 

Then we had a visit from Marta, who showed us a computer game which she had created to help solve problems inside people’s hearts. This was fascinating to learn about, and all of the children in Year 5 had a lot of questions about this!

Thank you so much Marta for giving up your time to come in to talk to us – we really appreciated this!

Next on our Science week schedule, we were learning about the life-cycle of a plant. We had to look very carefully in order to identify the different sections of the flowers.

 

 

Then, we had to think like Scientists as we tried to guess what was in the boxes, relying on only our knowledge of materials. Afterwards, we wrote our own descriptions of mystery objects and then read them out loud for other children to guess. If you would like to read them, they will be on our Science board displays.

Have a lovely weekend, and I look forward to seeing you all again on Monday.

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Safer Internet Day

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On Tuesday 7th February, as part of Internet Safety Day, Year 5 looked at safely using and sharing images on the internet. In English, Year 5 have been created fact files about Natural Disasters. During this project, Year 5 have safely inserted images into their books, as well as inserting in informative videos and diagrams. I hope you enjoy looking at, and reading Year 5’s fact files.

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Vicious and vivid volcanoes!

2 comments Written on February 7th, 2017

Year 5 have worked really hard to produce some wonderful volcanoes. They look extremely life-like, and have taken a lot of time in order to create such a realistic effect.

Step 1 – We had to glue a bottle to the base of the cardboard

Step 2 – Scrunch newspaper into small balls and bulk out the shape

Step 3 – Cover this structure with mod-rock

Step 4 – Then paint to create an authentic looking volcano.

We hope you enjoy looking through our volcano pictures!

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Please share your tips and comments in the space below!

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Year 5 Assembly

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Today Year 5 did an assembly highlighting the impact of global warming on our environment. We also looked at the dangers of natural disasters, and the impact that these have on communities. We reminded ourselves that our job is to care for the planet and our community.

Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came and showed their support today. If you were unable to, here are a few snapshots of the assembly for you to enjoy.

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I am so proud of all of the children, they really did an outstanding job! Well done Year 5!

 

 

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We wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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Year 5 performed the Christmas Nativity at Southwark Cathedral on Friday. I was so proud of each and everyone of them. They did an excellent job, and their hard work during rehearsals paid off.

Well done to everyone. You certainly spread the festive spirit, and ensured that everyone left feeling merry, and remembering the true meaning of Christmas.

Please see the link below to view the pictures of this wonderful service.

http://www.cathedralprimaryschool.com/school-blog/

Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

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KidZania

4 comments Written on November 10th, 2016

Today, Year 5 visited KidZania. During this trip we were able to experience a range of different jobs such as cashier, police, ambulance, radio presenter, news presenter, journalist, beautician, pilot, estate agent, footballer, mechanic, model, environmentalist, chocolatier and so much more!

We also learnt about money, and the importance of saving. When we worked at a job, we were paid money, but when we wanted to buy something (for example food or have a tattoo) then we had to use our own money. Sometimes, this meant saving up and having to work two jobs before we could do this! In KidZania, they had three important rules. One of them, was not running. If we forgot this rule, the police had to fine us some money. This taught us about law and order.

When we had saved £75, then we could open a bank account. This meant that we got our own bank cards and could use the ATM machines. This was a lot easier than having to carry around all of our money!

Another exciting part of the trip was going to University. We could choose was degree we wanted to study, and although we had to pay for it, when we went to work, we cold earn more money.

Caring for the environment is really important, and so we could be environmental officers to go around and access the shops and business, and identify how we could make them more environmentally friendly. alternatively, we could work at a recycling plant, or learn to recycle paper.

There were so many things that I enjoyed about this trip – I couldn’t possibly choose my favourite! Please comment in the space below and tell me some more about your own experiences.

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Our trip to the Science Museum

On Monday, Year 5 visited the Science Museum to learn more about Space. We had a look at the Space exhibition, and learnt about what life is like for austronauts, who Einstein was, and how rockets have been used to help us learn more about life beyond Earth.

 

After that, we then visited the newly opened WonderLab! That was fantastic and we got to do a lot of different experiments and learn more about how things work. Here are a few pictures of our time at the Museum.

 

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What was your favourite part?

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Design and Technology Week

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Year 5 have been very busy this week creating marionette puppets. We have all learnt a lot of new skills this week, but we have also learnt that for every problem, there is always a solution! I am so proud of the beautiful puppets that class 5 have produced, and I look forward to displaying them during parents evening, so that they can be enjoyed beyond our classroom!

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Exploring Space

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In Year 5 this week, we have been exploring our Solar System.

Today, in our Science lesson we recreated the distance between planets using toilet roll! One square represented 115,820,000km!

We have also been coming up with our own mnemonics to help us remember the order of the planets. Share your mnemonics in the space below.

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Curriculum Evening

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Thank you so much to all of the parents who attended our Year 5 Curriculum Evening – it was lovely to meet you and I hope that you found it beneficial. I have attached the slides for those parents who were unable to attend. In addition, I have also saved a pack of resources for you from the evening, which I will give to you at Parents Evening later on this half term.

In the meanwhile, if you would like to speak to me about anything, I will be available in the playground from 8.40 each day, and then at the end of the day at 3.15.

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