To kick start this term’s enquiry, Rachel Tucker came to visit us as she is the founder for ‘Swindon Homeless Helpings Hands’.
Rachel asked us questions such as: what does it mean to be homeless? Our answers were: to not have a home, food, family, clean clothes, job and to be lonely. Rachel then explained what her and her friends, who also work for the charity, do to help the homeless people of Swindon. Some our amazing children were so inspired by her talk that they have signed up to abseil down one of the tallest buildings in Swindon to raise money for the charity. We wish Josh, Jude and all our other amazing year 5s taking part in this the best of luck. Super work.
We have spent this term reading and inferring the messages of Anthony Browne’s- You and Me. The children spent a long time thinking about what could have led Goldilocks to break into the three bear’s house. We then decided to give Goldilocks a voice and wrote her version of events. We explored what could have happened to Goldilocks for her to be so desperate to break into the bear’s house and steal their food. In the gallery below you can see an example from one of year 5’s talented writers Josh M.
This term, we have also been focussing on materials and forces in science. When considering materials, we investigated changing states and what happens when you put an egg in the microwave. It’s safe to say we had an egg-cellent time and the children learnt an egg-ceptional amount of new knowledge. We also looked at materials that are waterproof and are great thermal insulators. We then used this amazing knowledge to design a shelter for the homeless. Mrs Foley even came to join us.
With our knowledge of forces, we made some incredible science projects including boats, parachutes and amazing mechanisms. Check out some of the designs in the gallery below.
It is safe to say that year 5 have had a great term. We are looking forward to the final term with lots of exciting events coming up such as move up days and our awesome end of year trip to Bowood.