Class 5 Blog

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  • 26
    Apr

    Welcome back!

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Welcome back to Term 5. Our new theme is B.S.I. which stands for - Berkeley Scene Investigators Our new theme is all about investigating things, asking questions and finding answers. As a hook for our theme, we developed our art skills by using a viewfinder to select, study and record from first hand observations that we made on our school field. The children had a lovely, relaxing time investigating a very small section of the world around them.
  • 26
    Apr

    PE - Athletics

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Our new PE unit is Athletics this term. Today, we focused on running techniques and investigated different ways of starting to run and we found out that sprinting from a kneeling position is the best way. After practicing ourselves over 50 metres, we returned to the classroom to watch Usain Bolt become the fastest man on earth in 2012 in the London Olympics where he was able to run twice the distance they had run in less time! We were all in awe!
  • 25
    Apr

    Year 5 Trip to Skillzone

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Year 5 had a great start to the new term with a visit to Skillzone in Gloucester! The children loved it and didn't stop sharing their stories all the way home! They have hopefully learnt lots of safety skills that they can take forward into their adult lives too. Even the adults amongst us learnt a few things too - everyday is a learning day! The children were a credit to Berkeley school and the staff at Skillzone were very complimentary about them all so well done year 5!
  • 08
    Apr

    Art and DT

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Year 5's end goal for Art and DT this term was to produce a climate inspired design using the sewing skills that they have learnt along the way. The designs were all amazing so we decided to put them together to produce a large quilt. Well done year 5! I love it!
  • 23
    Mar

    Art and DT - Textiles

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    In year 5 we are preparing to make a climate change inspired patchwork linked to our theme 'Danger Zone' and so today, we have been practising some sewing techniques and the children have done very well.
  • 21
    Mar

    STEAM Week - Testing shells

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Following on from discovering that our seas are becoming more acidic, year 5 wanted to find out what effect that has on the life within our seas. Year 5 set up an experiment to see what happens to the shells that are in the sea if they are becoming more acidic. We put shells in vinegar and watched to see what happened to them over time. Shockingly, by the following day, most of the shells had pretty much disintegrated away! The children realised that if these shells were not surviving then that would have a knock on effect to the other animals in our oceans that rely on these animals to survive. The children then presented this information into their theme books in their own way. Well done year 5 - you were amazing this week!
  • 16
    Mar

    STEAM Week - Testing PH levels

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Following on from looking at the satellite images, year 5 started looking at some reasons for the reduction in the glaciers. We tested various items like soap, lemons and vinegar for their acidity levels. We also compared the acidic levels of water and sparkling water and discovered that sparkling water is more acidic than still water therefore carbon dioxide that is in sparkling water is more acidic. Year 5 discovered that fossil fuels give off more carbon dioxide which is making its way into the sea making our seas more acidic.
  • 15
    Mar

    PE - Gymnastics

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Year 5 have been learning how to roll in our gymnastic lesson this week - in particular the backward roll and looking at ways to move into and out of the roll.
  • 14
    Mar

    STEAM week - looking at satellite images

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Year 5's STEAM week was spent looking at Climate Change linked to our theme 'Danger Zone' On Monday, we studied some satellite images of the same glacier over a period of time. The children used different methods to measure the differences within the images. Some discovered that the glacier had shrunk over these years quite significantly and others discovered that the water level had risen quite significantly too.
  • 09
    Mar

    Maths - fractions, decimals and percentages

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    We have been learning about changing decimal numbers with 1, 2 or 3 decimal places into fractions. The children have been great and many managed to get onto the Ace it today! Well done year 5.