Rivers: Year Five
Steady Hand Games
For our Design Technology project, we have designed, created, tested and improved our own steady hand games. We used market research to test our ideas and decide on a complete design that we then created using a complete circuit, cardboard and wire. After we finished them, we had lots of fun testing to see if they worked! Do you think you could make it through all of them?
My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming...
We have looked at the order of the planets, the size of the planets and the distance that the planets are away from the sun.
We have been designing, creating and showcasing our artistry through the form of sculpture. Taking inspiration from various artists, art and environment, we have created different formats of sculpture.
Shape and Volume
Royal Air Force Virtual Visit
We became RAF Engineers for the day! During the challenge, we were able to journey through the engineering process of designing creating, testing and improving whilst learning all about careers within the RAF, technology and the skills it takes to become an engineer. We completed the challenge through online tutorials, a work booklet and then designed our own rockets that we tested on the playground!
During science week we were able to learn about many different careers in STEM (Science, Engineering, Maths and Technology). We spoke to different scientists on Zoom and asked them questions on the parts of their job, the skills they use to be successful at their job and how school helped them prepare for their career in STEM. Science week was also full of experiments and investigations as we designed and tested drones, experimented with pulleys and explored many different scientific ideas!
Design Technology: Roman Catapults
Our English work has been based on 'The Nowhere Emporium' by Ross Mackenzie. We created text maps to help us tell the beginning of the story. Look at our structure and use of vocabulary.
In Science we have been learning about the circulatory system.
We created impressions of blood cells.
Making a blood smoothie helped us to learn the components of blood. Can you see how we represented plasma, white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets?
We made clay models of hearts to help us explain how the heart works.
On Fridays Nicky Nook enjoy the challenge of 'Big Maths'. Each week the children try to improve their score. This term we have been amazed how many children have achieved 10 out of 10.
In RE we are learning about Judaism. We had a Zoom workshop where we learned about the Jewish of festival of Hanukkah, it was interesting to see the similarities to the Christian festival of Christmas.
In French we have been learning the names of places in our village. We have been asking the question; 'Qu'est-ce qu'il y a a Scorton?' (what is there in Scorton?). Have a look at the films which the children have made and editted themselves. You will find them in the Children section, click on the 'school videos' from the drop down menu.