Year 5 Visit the Toy Museum

In Design and Technology, Year 5 have been learning how to make their own moving toys with pivots and have visited the Toy Museum at Bethnal Green to see toys through history and the mechanisms that make them work.

 

 

‘We had a really fun time. We learnt a lot about how the toys work, and we saw lots of different types of mechanisms. We also got to dress up in different periods, such as Victorian.’ – Florjana (Hemlock).

 

Year 5 what was your favourite part?

Exciting Science

Year 5 have been investigating gases. Because many gases are invisible, we have been experimenting with equipment to find ways to prove that air exists. We filled bags with air, created pressure and sounds, weighed air, created bubbles and used air as a pushing force.

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Science and Song

Year 5 have been learning about the water cycle in science and have written song lyrics to communicate what they have learnt. Can you tell which tunes they are singing to?

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In this video the children are aware that condensates is not a scientific word but have decided to use poetic license to help communicate through their song. (Click continue reading to listen to more songs from 5G).

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Year 5 Dragonologists

Year 5 have become dragonologists and have been documenting new species of dragons. We have developed our sketching skills and learnt how to create detail and tone through colour and shading. Using these skills we have created illustrations of different species of dragons. In English  we have created non-chronological reports to inform our readers about the different types of dragons that can be found, their habitats and nesting habits, their diet and hunting habits and how to identify them. If you want to follow in the footsteps of our dragonologists, you can gather ideas to help create your own dragon and learn how to illustrate your new species using the following links.

http://www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com/herosguidetodeadlydragons/