Sharing Learning with parents
Today we welcomed parents into Year 5 to share our learning about Anglo Saxons and Vikings. We were able to show them our work and explain what we had been learning. The whole year group sang some Viking sagas which told us all about Viking Gods. Finally all of our visitors helped us to paint the pendants we made when we visited the Anglo Saxon village at Tatton Park.
Mr Redman's Year 5 Class
Welcome to our class page. We hope you enjoy seeing some of the wonderful things that the Year 5 children have been doing this term. Mr Redman
The Year 5 topic overview can be found here. This explains everything that the children in Year 5 will be doing this term.
A very un-civil war!
Year 5 were extremely fortunate to get a visit from a Parliamentarian on Monday. Kevin from the History Squad enthralled the children with his gory tales and historical expertise. He brought along a large amount of English Civil War weapons, armour and equipment that he shared with the children (and staff!). All the children had the opportunity to handle a sword, cannonball and musket. We concluded this exciting morning by watching Kevin fire the musket. A huge thanks to Kevin for this fabulous demonstration and re-enactment and a massive thanks to Fairfield Trust for funding this and enabling the children to experience this.
Reversible and Irreversible changes
Year 5 have been testing various materials to determine those which give a reversible change and those whose changes are irreversible. We found that melting was a reversible change whereas burning was irreversible. We discovered that the changes often make new materials.
Anglo Saxon Rural Development
This week in Design technology year 5 have been using the information they have learned about Anglo Saxon villages to build their own Anglo Saxon dwellings. The children worked in groups to design and construct these using different materials and taking into account the requirements, such as proximity to a river, land, sources of food etc. The children worked very hard in their groups and, when finished, a number of them evaluated their models and discussed how the properties would transfer to real life.
Liquid or solid? Year 5 investigating non-Newtonian fluids.
When is a liquid not a liquid? When it's a non-Newtonian fluid! Today year 5 got together as a year group to investigate non-Newtonian fluids. We discussed the properties of liquids and solids and then discussed whether there were alternatives, materials that were neither one nor the other. We experimented with cornflower and water to create a fluid that reacts to pressure as a solid but that without pressure flows like a liquid. We discussed its uses in body armour and then did a final test. We placed a raw egg in a bag of cornflower and water. We sealed the bag and dropped it from over 2 metres testing the hypothesis that the properties would protect the egg. It did!! We dropped it 3 times and it wasn't till the third time that the egg cracked! The children loved this lesson and learned a lot! It's a little messy but don't be surprised if they want to try it at home. Please give it a try, you will love it. Mr Redman and Mr Pace
Year 5 Science - Classifying materials - A fair test?
Having looked at the work of Friedrich Mohs and the Mohs scale, year 5 have been classifying the hardness of different rocks. They identified what it meant to be a 'fair test' then undertook various classification activities.
Year 5 problem solving
5R have been working on their place value skills and problem solving this week in maths.