On Monday, Y5 visited the Health Innovation Campus at Lancaster University. We found out all about cells and DNA. We extracted DNA from a selection of fruits and examined the structure of a cell using biscuits! We all had a fabulous day.
Year 5 have been busy planning, designing and creating Viking Broad Belts for our textiles unit.
“First we had to design what we were going to do. Second we had to get tracing paper and cut out our design pattern pieces. Once we had done that we practiced our sewing by making a prototype…
We have been very busy looking at maps. Groups identified symbols on the maps and some people had a go at creating their own symbols! The class room was filled with an excitable buzz during this activity!
“We put different substances into warm water and observed what happened to them. Some things dissolved and some didn’t and some things melted like the margarine and the chocolate.”
We started our new science topic today with some mini explosions.
Some stinky cabbage water, citric acid and bicarbonate of soda had us talking about reactions, dissolving, and states of matter.
As part of our work about 'Life Choices' we spent some time looking up Matthew 5: 6-9 and discussed how this links to who we believe the kind of person Jesus was, and how we can be more like him in everyday life.
Year 5 are having a fab time on their first day and went down to the lake near Castlerigg to test out their boat-building skills. Did they float? We will wait to find out!!
Year 5 have had a bit of excitement this week! It may have rained, it may have been cold, but we had a great time with football coach Dan. We had a fabulous time learning new skills such as rainbow flicks, keeping the ball up in the air and controlling a dropped ball.
“Today in art we have been sketching real life figures. We have been trying to show life like qualities without using facial expressions. We posed our figures and then we sketched them with different sketching pencils.” Robyn
“It was a bit difficult to draw legs when they are bent.”…
Year 5 were transported back in time and became Vikings for the afternoon! We learnt how to put together a successful Viking raid against the Saxons and created our own timeline of the Viking era.
In the photographs you can see us making a Longship, learning about navigation methods and…