The children started the new year with great enthusiasm. Our topic is Humans and Animals and we were lucky enough to watch The Snow Mouse at The Egg Theatre, Bath, which featured a young girl who befriended a little lost mouse. The pupils were enchanted by the wintery landscape and the friendship and fun had by the main characters. It was also our first time on the school’s minibuses and that was very exciting!
Focusing on the humans side of our topic, we have begun to think about people who help us in the community and the occupations that might present themselves in our futures. The children all though about what they would like to be when they grow up. We have budding artists, pop stars, vets, doctors, engineers, scientists and even racing car drivers in our midst.
Possibilities Are Endless!
Year 5 have really impressed all of the teaching staff with their enthusiasm for our new topic Possibilities Are Endless, which is all about space. This week, they have been writing some fantastic sci-fi stories in which the Earth’s gravity has been affected by a mysterious force, causing everyday objects to float!
Our Bang Day last week was a huge success, with the children trying a variety of fun, space related activities for the first time. The first of these was building an air-propelled rocket using a drinks carton. The children enjoyed working out how to make the most aerodynamic design and how to propel it with the most force to win our ‘fly the furthest’ challenge.
Secondly, we made ‘canstellations’ which used a Pringles tube to represent star formations and could project them on the wall with the aid of a torch.
Finally, we entered the Explorerdome for an immersive journey around the Milky Way, learning about the planets and other celestial bodies in our solar system. The children showed off their considerable knowledge and asked our expert visitors some fantastic questions.
Still to come in this exciting topic is a visit to Aerospace Museum in March and next week we will begin filming our documentaries about the planets. Please check the KFPS TV page of the website for updates!