Year 5 Blog

Bikeability

Year 5 children have had a wonderful week of Bikeability learning how to ride their bikes. Some children borrowed bikes and helmets from the visitors while others brought their own. Skills such as recognising hazards on the road, passing parked vehicles and turning in and out of side roads were tested and those children who demonstrated these to the fore achieved Level 1 and even the harder Level 2. We were blessed with good weather this year so the participants were guaranteed a good week! I would like to give a big clap of congratulations to the 10 children who passed Level 1 and the 15 other who achieved Level 2; well done!

Bikeability

 


Continuation of the Life Cycles Lessons in Science

In a continuation of the Life Cycles lessons in Science, Year 5 were finding out about the life cycles of birds today. They each had to examine a chicken egg. What was the purpose of each part and what was it called? Next, we broke the egg and looked at the inside and tried to identify the other parts: albumen, yolk, embryo, shell membrane, germinal disc and even the chalaza. Many children were astonished to see the inside of an egg and enjoyed seeing how complex a simple egg could be and there were many different theories that needed to be discussed and debated . Next week, they will conclude their learning as they describe how the knowledge of an egg features in the actual life cycle of egg-laying creatures.

Continuation of the Life Cycles Lessons in Science

 


Life Cycles and Living Things Module in Science

Year 5 have been following the Life Cycles and Living Things module in their Science this half term. Yesterday's lesson was learning and comparing the life cycles of amphibians and insects: dragonflies, butterflies, frogs and newts. The children discovered that both newts and frogs start life as tadpoles, once hatched from eggs and their eggs need to be fertilised first in order to hatch. Butterflies eggs are laid on leaves, like dragonflies although dragonfly larvae live underwater for the first 2 to 4 years. A thoroughly interesting lesson!   

Life Cycles and Living Things Module in Science

 


Year 5 - Tour de Yorkshire

Year 5 had a fabulous session and created this amazing design for their Year 5 Tour de Yorkshire bike this week. These brilliant examples will line the route of next week's race so look out for our efforts! Will we see you there?

Year 5 - Tour de Yorkshire

 


Music Technology

Year 5 had a fantastic addition to their curriculum on Tuesday, this week. Miss Levitt came into class to teach Music Technology to them. Bringing in a selection of iPads, the teacher showed the children the different sounds of various drums and percussion instruments then taught them how to sequence these to create their own musical genre. The class thoroughly enjoyed recording some funky sounds and cannot wait until next week's lesson! 

Music Technology

 


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