The Detective Project
On Monday 11th March, year 5 took part in a detective project. We worked in teams using our collaboration and relationship skills to investigate a mysterious, shocking scene that was discovered in our school library.
We used all of our investigative science skills to solve this heinous crime. Luckily, we had a couple of real detectives who supported our investigation. We collected evidence and then used our reasoning skills to deduce who the victim was and the events that had led up to the his murder.
We had some amazing questions asked and thoughts shared including :
- What does choice really mean?
- Do we all have free choice?
- Do you make better choices when you are older?
- What does free choice mean?
Year 5 had a fabulous time in our fencing taster session. We learnt how to get ready, advance, retreat and lunge. We even had our own fencing battle on the field!
Thank you to all those adults who made the year 5 learning action session a huge success. We had lots of fun creating our orrery to show the solar system in the night sky.
Our topic this half term is all about Earth and Space
We began our topic by investigating the most likely soil samples that could have come from Mars.
Year 5 enjoyed a very exciting and informative trip to the South Downs Planetarium on Monday 25th September. We were able to ask questions to a real scientist and explore the planets and stars in the planetariums dome. In the dome, we laid back and watched as we saw the night sky as we had never seen it before with thousands of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, projected above us. We saw NASA’s international space station and were even able to explore sections of it. We learnt about the planets in our own solar system and the phases of the moon. We held a part of an asteroid that was 45 million years old, it was definitely the oldest thing we have ever held. It was a brilliant trip.
Did You Know?
You wouldn’t be able to walk on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus or Neptune because they have no solid surface!
If you could fly a plane to Pluto, the trip would take more than 800 years!
There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all the beaches on Earth. That’s at least a billion trillion!
Useful websites to support our topic
Thank you to all the children who came to year 5 for their transition days this week. We all had a fabulous time and completed lots of activities.
We even built our own ocean!