We have just finished Science Week and it has been a massive success! The children worked incredibly hard and produced some fantastically engineered products, which they can be really proud of. I am sure you have seen the newsletter and heard from the children, but here is a link to an overview of the week, with lots of great pictures.
In English this week we have been writing and publishing our own poetry about the forest from our book ‘Wolf Brother’. We looked at the impact of repetition in poetry and the ways we could play with the structure and layout of our poems.
In maths this week we have been recapping some of the skills we have learnt so far this term. We have done a rounding activity which involved cracking a code. We also did some addition and subtraction again, which included playing bingo and seeing who could make the biggest answer with number cards..
This week Year 5 were lucky enough to be delivered a Dyson Engineering box, which contained everything that we needed to be engineers for the day! We spent a good few hours tinkering and taking apart various pieces of the vacuum cleaner and found many fascinatingly engineered elements to marvel at: from the tangle-free brush heads that spun in opposite directions, to the small turbine that sucked the air through the attachment. What amazed us most was the simplicity of the whole design, but how it all worked together so well. We discovered that engineers are just problem solvers, like us. They are faced with a problem, however big or small, and they have to find the most effective way round it. Many of us have found a new found love of engineering and taking objects apart to see how they work, so watch out – no household item is safe!