Well here we are at the end of another term - how time has flown! The children have worked so hard over the last term and I’m proud of each of them for their achievements. Below are some of things Year 5 have been doing over the last couple of weeks…

Year 5 concluded their work with Bounce Forward by sharing what they have learnt about being more resilient. Thank you to all families who were able to come and share in the showcase - I hope you’ve all made your positivity glasses and are using them at home to help improve resilience. Year 5 will continue to talk about the resilient moves they make and will use our resilient moves box to make class challenges. What resilient moves will you all make over Christmas?

In Science the children have been investigating the effects of air resistance. The children made parachutes and observed the time taken for different sized parachutes to fall to the ground. Ask your child what they observed and what they now know about air resistance.

To conclude our space topic, the children were challenged to a series of activities which ultimately led them to planning, designing and making a moon buggy. Take a look at what they did...

First the children were challenged to make a simple chassis in 20 minutes. They were given a piece of A3 card, one piece of dowling, 4 wooden wheels and masking tape…

Then the children were split into three different groups and each group were given a challenge:

Challenge 1 - To make a simple frame from wood

Challenge 2 - To make a working chassis from tech card

Challenge 3 - To design and make an outer shell of a buggy

The challenges were a success!

Lastly, the children were issued with their final challenge - to work in groups to plan, design and make a moving moon buggy prototype using all the skills they had learnt from previous challenges. Take a look at our mini NASA engineers at work…

We were so proud of how hard the children worked. They all showed exceptional team work - great cooperation, good speaking and listening, turn taking and compromise when decision making. In particular one team stood out who worked exceptionally well - Team TBLBB ( Joshua, Ella and Fayth)

Our reading champions for this half term are…

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At Christmas time it’s always important to think of others and this Christmas Luke’s family have very much been on our minds and in our prayers. Year 5 all took part in the Santa dance off (the Santa dash was rained off) in order to raise money for Luke’s little sister Amy. Thank you so much for all who have helped to raise money for Amy at this difficult time.

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Well done to our Golden ticket winners for reading…

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Thank you all for your continued support throughout this term. We wish you all a very happy and holy Christmas and we will see you all in the New Year.

Mrs McVey, Miss Evans and Mrs Hodgkiss

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