Great costume and pose Charlie!
Our own superheroes Charlie, Daisy and Alice clap for the NHS.
Year 5 decided to have some fun by attending this week’s meeting with funky hair!
The children in Year 5 have been busy at home.
Luis has been using the Oak National Academy website to learn new things
Charlie is growing his hair
Zack has shaved his hair off to raise money for charity
Jayden has baked cookies
Charlie L has made a car for the Top Gear challenge
Cesare has been gardening
Izzy made a stage for her band project
This afternoon Key Stage 2 were really lucky to have Jack Spittle, a professional rugby player, play rugby them. We ended the afternoon with a challenge to throw and kick the ball through a hoop.
To start our Science week off, Year 5 had a robot workshop. The objective was to build a robot that could sense another and win a battle. We used motion sensors to detect the other robots and a motor with an arm to battle it. Once we built the robots, we used coding to write a set of instructions for it to attack. After our first battles some of the robots needed modifying and strengthening. The ultimate winner was “The Terminator”.
We had an amazing time at Cadbury’s World yesterday. We learnt about where chocolate originates from – the Aztecs and Mayans first discovered cocoa beans and made them into a drink.
Then we learnt about the history of Cadbury’s. The company built a whole village for their workers including a school.
We learnt about the Cadbury’s brand and how every milk chocolate bar has the colour purple on it. One section of the tour was all about advertising and the characters they have used. We recognised many of them, which shows how powerful advertising is.
One of the highlights of the day was tasting the melted chocolate! Writing our names in chocolate was trickier then we thought.
Our final activity at Cadbury’s World was the 4D experience where we went on a chocolate roller coaster ride. It felt so real and we even put our hands in the air went we went hurtling down a dip.
This week in STEM club we have had a competition in who could launch the piece of paper the furthest. We made catapults from lollipop sticks, elastic bands and a milk bottle lid.
This week, Class 5 didn’t have just a Pancake Day but we had a Pancake Week!!! We started the week with Pinaattiletut pancakes from Finland. At first, some of us were put off because they were green! This was the spinach and they actually tasted gorgeous.
Our next cooking session with Mrs Barnes was to make Korean Gamjajeon, which are potato pancakes with a soy sauce dip. We had to chop, mash, fry and combine several ingredients before making the pancake shapes.
Some of us then made Scotch pancakes, served with syrup or chocolate spread.
Finally, a group made French crepes, again served with syrup or chocolate spread.
Our official taster (Mrs Pearce) was very pleased with the standard of our pancake making!!!
Today was Fitness Friday. Ministry of Sport set up circuit training with a variety of stations which exercised different parts of our body. The stations included: burpees, lunges, bench dipping, box jump, mountain climbing, sit-ups, ladder speed run and many more. Some were an awful lot harder than others!
This week we looked at da Vinci’s self-supporting bridge. Using lollipop sticks and skewers we investigated how we could build a bridge without any glue of fixings. Our initial designs weren’t that successful. We then followed instructions to build a self-supporting bridge. It wasn’t easy – but we succeeded in the end!