In DT, Year Five investigated the strength of different structures. We learnt that a tower needs a solid base or it will collapse. We also observed that the thinner the structure, the more likely it was to fall over. We also had lots of fun investigating! 😃
After testing which material prevented an ice cube from melting, Year Five demonstrated their Maths skills by transferring their data onto bar charts and line graphs. We noticed very interesting and unexpected results!
On the 24th May, Year Five launched their Victorian history topic off with a visit to Helmshore Textile Museum. Here they had the opportunity to learn how the mill worked and all of the different processes in spinning and weaving cotton. They also heard the experiences of the people who worked in the mill, including children of their age. Highlights of the trip were the demonstrations of the working machinery and planning their own model village based on the advice learnt on the tour of Helmshore.
The experience was enjoyed by all the children and it will support their learning throughout this topic. Here are some of the pictures from Mr Strachan's group.
On 2nd March, Year Five were invited to Park High School to take part in a day of practical Maths and Science. In the morning, we completed several challenges that we designed to test skills in logic, reasoning and trial and error. Aided by some of Park's Year Seven children, we gathered points for successful completion of a challenge.
Later that afternoon, Year Five designed their own rockets using empty drinks bottles. Using the power of a bike pump, we launched the rockets several metres into the air, much to the delight of all of the children.
We had a great day, enjoyed the activities and seeing former pupils. We look forward to linking up again!
Over the October Half Term, Mr Strachan set Year Five a creative homework challenge related to their Autumn Term topic of the Ancient Greeks. Year Five had to choose:
Creating a model of something Greek e.g. a soldier, a temple, something Olympic.
Writing a story or a poem about the Greeks.
Creating a presentation using ICT or writing about the Greeks.
Creating a piece of artwork about the Greeks.
Or some else of their choice that is about the Ancient Greeks.
Have a look at some of the awesome things that the Year Five's created.
Christ Church have been invited to take part in the Edina Trust's Bulb Planting Project. On the 20th October, Years Three and Five planted their bulbs following specific instructions from Professor Plant, our guide from the Museum of Wales.
Over the coming months we will be recording our daily rainfall and temperature and posting the data onto an online moodle. When the bulbs start to grow, we must measure them daily and send the results to Professor Plant.
Professor Plant will then collect all of the data from the schools in the project and decide whether Spring is coming earlier compared to previous years.
Watch this space...