Year 5

Teacher: marcuswilliams@whitchurch-primary.devon.sch.uk

Welcome to the Year 5 page

Bikeability

Year 5 are taking part in the Bikeability scheme. They will be taking 2 courses over the next 2 days.  At Level 1 new riders learn to control and master their bikes in a space away from traffic such as a playground. Level 2 takes place on local streets, giving trainees a real cycling experience. Trainees learn how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops.

London Residential Trip

Day 2 – We have had an incredible day! This morning we visited the houses of parliament. We were lucky enough to be able to sit in the public gallery and watch the house of commons ‘in session.’ We learnt all about democracy and how the houses of parliament is split into three parts. The house of commons, The house of Lords and the Monarch. We then travelled down the Thames on a cruise ship. We Climbed to the top of Tower Bridge and those who were brave enough, walked across the glass floor! Finally we took the short walk to The Tower of London. We saw the Ravens, the guards and the Beefeaters. The children particularly enjoyed the stories of torture and the alleged murder of the young Princes. We are about to eat dinner and then will set off on our night walk to view the skyline at night. All the children are happy and well and they have been very well behaved.

Day 1 – We had a very straightforward and traffic free journey up to London. We visited the natural history museum, the children had a fabulous time exploring the exhibits. We then travelled to the Tate gallery which included a visit to the newly opened ”viewing deck’ on the 10th floor! We took in the incredible views of the skyline and then had a quick tour of the art exhibitions. We are now settling in at the Youth hostel. The children are all happy and looking forward to a good hot meal. More tomorrow…

 

Design Technology & Architects

We have designed and built model Anglo-Saxon houses using a variety of ‘natural materials.’ The children also used ‘Sketch-Up’ design software to create their dream home.

Plymouth Synagogue

We visited the Synagogue in Plymouth to find out more about Judaism.

Random acts of kindness blog

We have set up a new class blog. In order to make the world a happier and friendlier place, we will be attempting to perform 365 random acts of kindness over the next few weeks. We shall record our acts and share them with each other. We have discussed ‘sensitive information’ and considered the type of private details that we should not be sharing on this type of online forum.

Click here http://randomacts.edublogs.org/

Today we read “Hurricane” by David Weisner. We discussed film tailers and considered how a book trailer may sound for the this book. We experimeted with exciting description and the kind of language used in trailers. Here is our finished video!

During our science lessons we have been discussing the relative sizes of the Earth, the sun and the moon. Some children seemed a bit confused as to why the moon and the sun look about the same size in the sky, when learning that the Sun is actually so much bigger. We discussed the idea of perspective and explored how things that are closer to us appear bigger. We tested this idea with a few fun perspective photos.

Archive 2016 – 17 HERE