Welcome to our year 5 page where you will find pictures and examples of work celebrating achievements within the year group.
'Star writers' for last week:
5B: Addam Bugler and Thomas Cheshire
5Ba: Imogen Nathan and Riley Dimond
5RM: Olivia Hyde and Shania Smith
5T: Thomas Martin
Well done to all children receiving the award. They will write their next 'pow wow' in a different colour.
Science week competition winner
Congratulations to Holly (5RM) who has won the Year 5 entry for the science week 'Exploration' themed competition. Holly chose to carry out her research on Alexander Graham Bell, the man credited for inventing the telephone.
Science Day March 2018
On Science Day we experienced lots of fun activities. Firstly, we did Squashed Tomatoes in class 5Ba. What you have to do is make a little box to put the tomato in. This is why you needed to bring in lots of cardboard boxes or milk cartons. When we finished we went to the top of the banks (in our playground) and rolled the boxes down the banks. Then we opened the boxes up to see if the tomato was squashed or not. Our group’s tomato was not squashed. Then the next activity was making a poster for a competition about an explorer or an inventor. It was so much fun. The next activity was Confusing Cans in my class. We got given five tins each for our group and all the labels of the tins were covered so we didn’t know what they were. We then had to work out by rolling the tins down a ramp what was inside each can. Only one of the tins was the beans the others were something else. The next activity was Astro Nappies. Basically, the materials we had were: Fabric, felt, green paper towel, sponge, tissue paper and normal plain paper. We had to fill a pipette with water, then put a drop of water on top of the materials and wait until it soaked through. After that we counted how many drops it took to absorb through. That activity was a really fun activity and it was a great experiment. Overall Science Day this year was a very practical experience and I know we all had a lot of fun!
By Lexi-May Coate and Katie Johnson 5B
Spring term 1 'Spotlight Awards'
Congratulations to our 'Spotlight Award' winner, Ruby (5BA), who was chosen by Miss Elliott for producing 'work of the half term' in Year 5. The decision was so hard due to the high standard of entries but Ruby produced a wonderful willow pattern plate that demonstrated her intricate painting skills.
Space Dome Experience
On Tuesday 16th January year 5 had an opportunity to visit a Space Dome. Firstly, Simon told us some information about famous astronauts such as Tim Peake. We even had the chance to experience a space shuttle launch alongside Tim Peake. It was incredible! Also we learnt that the international space station is approximately the length of 13 double decker buses. Secondly, we learnt some interesting facts about astronauts who are currently up in space. A Japanese man is currently scared he will grow too tall as he has grown more than any other astronaut previously. If this continues there is a chance he will not be able to fit into his specially moulded chair for the return journey to Earth. A very rich company called SpaceX are planning to build a city on Mars. Next we learnt about our solar system and how asteroids create the craters on the moon. In addition we learnt about the different planets and dwarf planets in our solar system, black holes and different star constellations. Overall it was very fun and we hope we are able to go in again.
By Megan Walsh and Lexi-May Coate.
On Tuesday 30th January the year 5 pupils attended a workshop by EyeHeroes. Dr Ravi was very informative and she told us that it is extremely important to get your eyes tested every 1 – 2 years. She also explained how we see things upside down but the optic nerve sends little messages to the brain that turns the images the right way round for us to see things correctly. Also you need to ensure you do not look at the sun because if you do this could damage your eyes severely. Your retina is also important to look after. Cones help you see colours (also the three colours that you can see are red, blue and green and these three colours make up all the other colours).Rods help you see shades like white, black and grey. Similar to you pupils as they help you see in the dark. Did you know that your pupils stretch bigger in the dark because they are trying to find light. When the Sun is bright or there is a bright light shining at your pupils then your pupils will shrink because they are trying to let less light in. When the lighting is just right for your eyes then your pupils will relax and stop stretching. This is why you should always have your eyes checked every one or two years. Overall the presentation was extremely informative and as a year group we now know lots more about the human eye.
By Bradley Perry and Lewis Summers
Year 5 Pizza Making
When we went to Westfield Academy on Thursday 25th January we went right to the top of the building to the DT kitchens. First we washed our hands to the happy birthday song and then watched the teacher demonstrate to us how to make the dough. To make the dough we put salt, flour and yeast into a bowl. After that we added warm water and then started to mix the ingredients together with a knife. Next we had to knead the dough for at least 10 minutes!
After we had kneaded the dough we rolled it out into a circular shape with a rolling pin and then placed it on a tray. Next the adults came round with the toppings and we carefully arranged them on top of our bases whilst following our original designs. Then the pizzas were placed into the oven. When the pizzas were cool enough we placed them into our pizza boxes.
After all of that we got to taste our pizzas and share them with our families. This was an amazing experience and just thinking about it makes me feel hungry!
By Shaya Barclay-Trenar, Ebony Greenstock and Emmie Jordan
Fleet Air Arm Trip - Thursday 30th November 2017
“It is run and organised by the Royal Aero Society Yeovil Branch with the help and support of: Leonardo Helicopters, RAeS Bristol Branch, University of the West of England (UWE), Yeovil College and hosted by the Fleet Air Arm Museum.”
First of all, we listened to the drone presentation. It was very interesting and we found out lots of things like where to fly them or where not to fly them. At the start of the presentation we watched the graduates from UWE fly a couple of drones. One didn’t quite work to begin with then with a quick adjustment it took off. The graduates were so good at it! Then we watched some videos of remote control aeroplanes flying in the sky. When the videos had finished, they asked us; “how do the planes fly?” We learnt all about the forces that keep a plane in the air such as ‘thrust’. Then they held up a small piece of technology called an auto-pilot. Then they warned us never to fly anything like a drone or remote controlled aircraft near animals, small children, buildings (inside and out) and especially never near real aircraft!
Our first challenge was to build a helicopter out of tools we had been given. We were separated into teams and had a helper from Leonardo’s. On the table we found a small teddy bear, screwdriver, screws and hook. We then had to choose the type of propeller. We had three choices. We each had two practise turns in which our goal was to make sure our helicopter dropped onto the bull’s eye. For a direct hit our team got 20 points, then 15, 10 and 5 for the further away we got. It was a very exciting and tense competition.
After our delicious lunch our second challenge was using the wind tunnel. We had to create our own aerofoil. Again we were split into our groups and we went into a classroom where we found all the tools and equipment necessary to complete our task. After 20 minutes we returned to the first room to test our creations in the wind tunnel. Preston School went first and they were good, then it was our turn and we were really good too!
At the end of our action packed event we all went back into the hall for an awards ceremony. There were lots of prizes and I was lucky enough to win a book about helicopters! Overall I think everyone had lots of fun and really enjoyed their day. We were all very tired on the way home. Thanks to Mrs. Bews for organising such a special trip!
By Katie Johnson and Layla James 5B
5B Australia Display
Multicultural week – Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November
In year 5 as part of Multicultural week each class completed an in depth study of a specific country.
5B - Australia
5Ba – India
5RM – Canada
5T – New Zealand
Each class researched about the climate, geographical features and tourist attractions within their chosen country. Also each class spent time in the kitchen creating traditional dishes, for example 5B created ANZAC biscuits. During PE lessons each class had the opportunity to experience a sport from each country for example Rugby from New Zealand and Cricket from India. The week was completed by all the pupils sharing their information booklets with each other, stories from each country and a musical finale where each class performed a song for example: 5T performed the Hakka, 5RM the Canadian national anthem and 5B Waltzing Matilda. All the pupils really immersed themselves into all the activities and completed some excellent half term projects.
Montacute House September 2017
5B and 5Ba went on their first educational visit in September to Montacute House. Each class had the opportunity to explore the gardens and then they were led on a tour of the house by a member of the National Trust team. All the pupils really immersed themselves in the history of the House and have been able to apply their knowledge effectively, especially in English and Topic lessons.
Marine Biologist Visit from Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve
On Wednesday 22nd February two lovely, amazing, helpful people came into our colossal school and presented to us a range of interesting information about habitats and animals that exist at luxurious Lyme Bay, which is a wonderful place. The two people were called Neville, Larry the lobster/Loretta the lobster. We got to listen to some interesting facts about what happens under water and we got to hold some fossils of fish such as starfish and cuttlefish. Some facts that we learnt are:
- If you cut a starfish it will grow back like a lizard;
- Lobsters attack with their bottom 4 claws; and
- You need to get big holes for the nets to help with sustainable fishing.
Here are some quotes of our favourite parts:
Demi: “My favourite part was learning about the sea life and when we saw all of the mermaid pockets!"
Corey: “My favourite part about the talk was when we got to touch the lobster called Larry!"
Angel: “My favourite part about the Marine talk was holding Larry the lobster!”
Sebastian: “My favourite part about the Marine talk was being tangled up in the fishing net!”
That was some of our thoughts about the magnificent Marine talk and there was a lot more to learn about the lovely, spectacular sea life.
Now we will show you the interesting old things we know about sea life:
- A Jellyfish stings you when they feel threatened
- If you want to catch a different type of fish then use different bait and throw your rod at a lower point in the water
- Lobsters attack when you touch them, if you leave then alone they will leave you alone
- Not only do lobsters have two huge front claws they have four little claws that they can detach if a predator grabs them.
By Angel, Corey, Sebastian and Demi
Year 5 Tesco Visits
Year 5 have recently had the opportunity to visit Tesco as part of their Science work on healthy eating. We found out lots of interesting facts about how much sugar is in different types of food such as there are 11 cubes of sugar in coke and Ribena has 10 sugar cubes. Each day we should have around 6 cubes of sugar! As well as that we all had a great day and we even had a competition which was FUN!! Secondly, we tried some fruit and vegetables and we really liked trying different exotic fruit from around the world.
By William, Livvy, Daniel T, Jaron and Isaac