Welcome back to Year 5!
After a sensational start, we hope that you are well rested and raring to learn! We will continue using this website to keep you up to date with everything that is going on in Year 5, including important dates and remote learning. Please check back regularly as we will be updating more frequently from now on! We look forward to the exciting opportunities this new term will bring!
We thank you for your continued support!
The Year 5 team
Our stunning start this term was full of curiosity, passion, and experimentation. The engineers, inquirers and astronauts, participated in a carousel of activities. We learnt about the importance of the V2 rocket and how rockets are designed for optimum flight. We inquired into unusual imagery and questioned each other to express our curiosity. Finally, the young astronauts in training were put through their paces in a NASA style boot camp. The children were convinced that our topic was all about Space exploration but were astonished to find out that we were in fact learning "The Power of Curiosity!"
Our marvelous middle was a huge success. The children in year 5 created their own electronic Mars rovers in DT. The children worked safely with saws to cut wood and demonstrated excellent cooperation in order to get their circuits connected and operational before the looming deadline of the science fair. In the end, they produced some innovative and creative designs that showcased how much talent our students have.
This half term we a reading a non-fiction book called "Earth Shattering Events; Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Cyclones, Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters " by Robin Jacobs. It is helping to understand more about the physical geography of our world and to understand how non-fiction books are organised.
This half term in Science, our scientists will be learning about Forces. We will be looking to:
- Understand gravity and how unsupported objects fall towards the Earth
-Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces.
-Recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
In Maths over the coming weeks our mathematicians will be revisiting fractions, decimals and percentages.
At Highlands our aim is to help our children become healthy and happy citizens of the world. To support this we would like you to make sure your child has a water bottle to help keep them hydrated at school. They will also need to have a healthy breakfast before they come to school. We are also working hard to provide our children with the healthiest lunches possible to make sure they are ready to learn in the afternoon. On a Monday and a Friday your child is allowed to have one treat in their lunch box. All children are able to bring a healthy snack to have at playtime such as a piece of fruit or cereal bar.