Year 5 had so much fun at Chatham House Grammar School for the STEAM Day. There were lots of great learning opportunities, and even got to make our own t-shirt and rock-cakes! We learnt how people would have preserved their food and filtered river water to ensure it was safe to drink. Then, we have the opportunity to make our very own key ring with liquid metal!
Year 5 Building a Village Project
In Term 5, our topic was Building a Village. We researched what a town included and visited Margate. We found that there were lots of derelict buildings, and we wanted to make a difference. Everyone designed and created their own building, that they thought Margate needed. Each building had to have a purpose and to make a difference to Margate.
Year 5 Holy Week
This week we have been thinking about Holy Week, and how Jesus and his disciples might have felt. We felt very grateful for the sacrifice that Jesus made. Some of the children led the class in prayer as a way to show God our thankfulness.
Year 5 Making Blood
Continuing on with our topic of Humans in Science, today we made our own blood. We learnt about everything that makes our the blood in our body and the percentage each element takes up. Ask your child about it, see if they remember what we learnt.
Year 5 Heart Beat Investigation
In our science, we have been learning about our body. We learnt about the heart and its role in our body. Today we investigated how BPM (beats per minute) changes before, during and after exercise. We found out that the body needs to work harder during and after exercise so the BPM will increase.
Year 5 Pollution Levels
This week, we started our investigation on the pollution levels in and around our school. We placed the grids around the school, which were painted with Vaseline, and left them. A few days later, we visited our grids to see the change. We noticed how some had turned yellow in colour and some had black dots. We are continuing to collect the data, but as a class we predicted that the grids nearer the school and the road will eventually show darker in colour in comparison to those places on the field edge.
Year 5 Mocktail Making
In Year 5, we have been learning about writing instructions. Everyone wrote their own set of instructions, then their partner had to follow them. We found out how important it is to include detail in the steps.
Year 5 Christmas Craft
In Year 5 this week we have been busy making our Christmas decorations for the hall in time for advent to begin. It was lovely to see so many of our families in.
Year 5 Legend Walk
In Year 5 this week, we have been continuing with our Legends topic in Literacy. On Wednesday, we went on an adventure walk around the School grounds to immerse ourselves into our hero's journey they will take in our writing.
Year 5 Legend Immersion Workshop
In Year 5, we spent the morning indulging ourselves in Legends. We learnt about what makes a story a legend. We went on an adventure walk around the school, which helped the children in partners to create their own legend. They then performed their legend to both classes and were offered feedback from the children and Phil our story teller.
Year 5 English
In our English topic this term, we have been looking at the Highwayman Poem, by Alfred Noyes. We used role play in our lesson to imagine how the characters would be feeling.
Year 5 World War 1
In Year 5, we have been looking at the local history of World War 1 and how the town of Margate was used throughout the war. The children's work will be displayed at our World War 1 Exhibition, on Thursday 8th November.
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