Continuing their study of Earth, Space, the Moon and the Solar System, Year 5 have been improving their understanding of why we have Day and Night. Here, using torches to imitate the Sun, the children investigated how its movement affects the amount and position of light that we experience on Earth.
This term, Year 5 have been learning about how criminals were dealt with in Tudor times. In this lesson, children discussed various crimes committed and the likely brutal punishment in the 16th century. The children also discussed how different the criminal system is today, in terms of the type of crimes committed and how the criminal is punished.
This week the Year 5 children have learned about where the Moon is, how it orbits the Earth, its different phases and the impact it has on the Earth, such as the ocean’s tides. Children recorded the changing ‘faces’ of the Moon by demonstrating its movement using a moon on a stick!
Year 5 today continued their study of the Solar System. They completed an outdoor task which demonstrated how the distance the planets are from the Sun, affects the length of their orbit and therefore the length of their respective years. The children conducted an experiment involving measuring, timing and recording their results. A lot of learning took place and despite
Today, Year 5 had their first lesson with a special visitor from Ernesford Grange Secondary school, Science teacher, Mrs Poole. All the children thoroughly enjoyed learning about the planets within our solar system, their various sizes and their distances from one another. This is the first of 4 lessons with Mrs Poole on this topic, and we all look forward
Year 5 have been swimming at the Alan Higgs Centre during September this year. Each afternoon, for two weeks, children have travelled on a bus to the centre to learn how to swim 25m, using different strokes, as well as being able to exit the pool in safe way. As always, our children rose to the challenge really well and