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5A

Royal Festival Hall Trip

We attended a concert put on by London Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall as part of their Bright Sparks Festival. We learnt a piece of music to join in with during the concert as well as having some ideas of orchestra families and formalities of their performances. 

Greenwich Trip

As part of our science topic 'Comparing Planets' we visited Greenwich Observatory and Planetarium. We took part in a solar system show within the planetarium with a focus on Venus and Mars. We were able to stand on the meridian line (which we linked back to our latitude and longitude unit) where we were in two different time zones at once! As well as this we visited the museum where we could see different ways time was created and how it is managed across the globe today including planet observations, clock face mechanics, pendulum clocks and modern day digital clocks on phones. 

Forces Escape Room

We took part in a Forces escape room which was the final activity for our unit. We had to solve clues, calculate answers and work out the secret code! 

Friction Experiment

We conducted an investigation into which surface created more friction and therefore took more force to move along another surface. We used wood, carpet, foam, rubber and sandpaper. Using a Newton meter we were able to measure the force and see which moved easiest. We found the rubber took most force to move which was not surprising when you think of real life examples of when rubber is used to avoid friction - soles of shoes and car tyres are just two examples! 

Chromatic Scale

In music we have been looking at the chromatic scale and what the pitch sounds like as it moves up and down the keys. We have used virtual pianos to create an accompanying sound to our song. Have a listen!

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World Book Day 2024

Science Experiments

 

As part of our science topic on Forces, we have led some science investigations into how gravity works on items of different mass and how surface area of an object affects how air resistance drags the object. 

Soup Making

As part of our design and technology work we have researched, designed, created, budgeted, tasted and evaluated a seasonal soup. We looked at vegetables that were in season so they were fresh and cheaper - it also meant we had less impact on the environment for transport and pollution. 

5A Orienteering

Year 5 and 6 have taken part in an orienteering experience within our school grounds. This involved looking at a map to follow a trail, having certain check points, recognising some clear reference points and locating clues. This lesson formed part of our PE curriculum of Outdoor Adventurous Activities. 

Geography Fieldwork 

As part of our local area study of human geography and physical geography, we went for a walk of our local environment to look at the human impact of our choices and how our behaviour has changed our area. We thought about the situation of some of the local amenities and considered why some made good business sense, whilst we also looked at locations that might have more than one service in one given place. 

French Compass Points 

As part of our new French unit we have started with the French compass points and played some treasure hunt games with our partner by giving directions in French to find the treasure chests!

We have conducted a Science experiment where we have been investigating Chemical Reactions. Two products mixed together to form another product is an irreversible change as a result of a chemical reaction. We mixed milk and vinegar together to create some casein plastic - a substance with a consistency similar to plasticine which we were able to mould. We also started with two liquids but the chemical reaction left us with a solid. 

Here you can see some of our final products...some of us made keyrings using paper clips, others moulded the mixture into a shape of their choice. 

Christmas Concert

Thank you to everyone who attended our performance. We hope you enjoyed it! 

Queen's Hospital Singing

We went to Queen's Hospital and sang some Christmas songs to help raise money for the hospital charities. We had buckets for  patients and visitors to drop their money in. 5A raised an incredible total of £361.14. We are so pleased to be able to help the hospital at this time. 

In between performing our songs, we met the hospital therapy dog (Zak) and a volunteer owner. the dog goes in to see patients within the hospital to bring some joy. Zak was dressed ready for Christmas in his snowman outfit! 

Dissolving Experiment

As part of our Science Day, we set up a dissolving experiment with sugar and salt as the solute, mixed with water as a solvent to create a solution. 

Separating Mixtures

We spent a long time trying to separate different mixtures of various items. What methods can you spot? We used filtering, magnets and sieving with various sized holes. 

Adding Fractions Practically 

We have used different coloured paper to add different fractions seeing how we can make wholes and therefore mixed numbers and improper fractions. 

Benin Virtual Workshop

We took part in a workshop led by Horniman Museum about Kingdom of Benin. We looked at artefacts that are kept in the museum, how replicas are made, what Benin is like today as well as having the chance to ask our expert historian any questions we had. This workshop is the finale of our AD900 unit and a culmination of all of our history learning for the past few weeks. 

Christmas Pantomime

Benin Mask Making Stage 5

Equivalent Fractions Reasoning 

We used different strips of paper and some diagrams to prove how we know these fractions are equivalent. We worked in groups to match given cards and used our reasoning skills to prove how we know our answers are correct.

 

Children in Need 2023

To celebrate and raise money for Children in Need 2023, we wore spots and dots as well as taking part in a special assembly to raise money and awareness!

Benin Mask Making Stage 2,3,4!

Deadline 

 

We have been using the painting of Deadline by P J Crook as a stimulus for our own compositions. As a class we copied an example one shown in our group video below and then in groups composed and performed our own interpretation of the art piece. 

Class Vocals for Deadline

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Our Deadline Composition Group 1

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Our Deadline Composition Group 2

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Our Deadline Composition Group 3

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Our Deadline Composition Group 4

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French Monsieur Mangetout

 

In French, we have been working on our listening and speaking skills. Here you can see us having listened to a French story and recreated our own version. We think this is like the French version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar! 

Max's Monsieur Mangetout

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Noah, Jenisha, Hizma, Louie's Monsieur Mangetout

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Isata, Aya, Vincent and Omar's Monsieur Mangetout

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Mya, Emily, Aiza, Aila and Rachel's Monsieur Mangetout

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Ihsan, Kyran, Louie, Solomon and Kayden's Monsieur Mangetout

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Marley and Alfie's Monsieur Mangetout

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5A Class Poppy Wreath

Sorting Factors in Venn Diagrams

Maths Calculation Strips

We used different colour strips of paper to visualise and understand how our answers get bigger or small based on addition and subtraction known facts.