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Please find below the overview for home learning for Year 5. You can access the document by clicking on this link:
A range of zoos and aquariums are offering live streams of their animals. Keep busy at home by watching animals live and see what they are up to in real time. You may not get the chance to see these animals in a zoo near you, so take the chance to have a look.
- Write an adventure story including an animal of your choice
- Write a diary entry from an animal’s point of view
- Draw a picture of your favourite animal and label it
- Write a newspaper report based on an animal
- Creative artwork based on an animal you have watched
- Write about ‘a day in the life of…’
- Write about how the animals might feel about being in a cage/enclosure
- What is the difference between being in captivity and in the wild?
Access a range of live streams below:
Edinburgh Zoo (UK)
Marwell Zoo (UK)
Dublin Zoo (Ireland)
San Diego Zoo (USA)
Houston Zoo (USA)
Living Coast Wild Planet trust (UK)
Paignton Zoo (UK)
Smithsonian’s National Zoo (USA)
Monterey Bay Aquarium (USA)
Kansa City Zoo (USA)
Year 5 and 6 have been working on the Art Shed at lunchtimes, please watch their video to find out more.
Class 5 and 6 have been working outdoors during their maths lesson, they investigated the angles of shadows during different times across the morning. Each group set up their own investigation, measured the angles using a protractor and decided on appropriate time intervals. They used their results to plot points on a line graph.
During maths, Class 5 and 6 had fun investigating volume, using a range of resources to set up their own investigations. Children carried out a range of investigations, which included: using different soaps to create bubbles, comparing the volume of a bottle with that of a cube and comparing volumes of different recycled bottles. They recorded their results in a table and formulated a conclusion to their ‘big’ question.
Year 5/6 children had the opportunity to take part in a brilliant workshop about fossils. They learnt lots of new information about different dinosaur species and whether they were herbivores, omnivores or carnivores. Using their brushes, they carefully revealed fossils that were lying beneath the sand, what an interesting day!
On Tuesday 4th December, Year 5 and 6 had a brilliant time enjoying their Christmas Maths Trail in the Winter sunshine. Children has devised their own maths questions to answer using our outdoor areas. Parents and carers joined us to have festive treats and drinks after completing the trail. Prizes were presented for the highest scores!
This is our first post for our Year 5 blog. Come back and visit to see our news and events.
Classes 5 and 6 are studying The London Eye Mystery. The main character, Ted, is very interested in the weather – particularly storms. We decided to take the opportunity to investigate a storm first hand. As Storm Callum hit the North East, Classes 5 and 6 went outside to collect evidence of the storm. We created word mats to describe our experiences in the storm. These are going to help us to produce a ‘Storm Newspaper’ which will be available in the library.