Category: year5

Computing: Databases

In computing, we have learnt what a database is; how to search for information in a database in different ways; how to enter information into a database and created our own database. The children have worked really hard to decide which fields they wanted in their database and how the information should be entered They …

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PE: Orienteering

Year 5’s PE unit is orienteering, which is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. We started by creating our …

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World Book Day Potatoes

Here at the Ryde School, we celebrated World Book day on the 22nd March with children bringing in potato book characters from their favourite stories. The children created an array of characters from well-known stories, and these were displayed for everyone in school to see. We are constantly encouraging a love of books in school. Did you …

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Moon Craters

As part of the science Space theme, year 5 students participated in a child led experiment to investigate why some craters on the moon are of different shape and size. With one common variable being the distance of the drop of an object to the box of flour. The children recorded data to analyse how …

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Biographies

As part of the biography module within Literacy, Year 5 students researched and performed a presentation on the life of the famous palaeontologist Mary Anning. Within this activity they learned to cluster information and use cohesion throughout their presentation in order to effectively engage the audience, whilst presenting the significant events in a chronological order …

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Year 5 Art trip to National Gallery

As part of the cross curriculum water topic this term, children in Year 5 went on a trip to The National Gallery.

Year 5 PE

This term, year 5 has been doing gymnastics in PE. They have progressed over the weeks with the aim of becoming excellent gymnasts. From starting to create bridges on the hall floor they are now, not only including the use of apparatus in the bridges, but also displaying creative ways of moving under and over …

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DT structures

As part of the DT the children in year 5 had to create a bridge after researching what made a bridge effective and fit for purpose.  All children were given the same materials and time to create their bridge. After the first attempt they drew their bridge and wrote an evaluation. Using their evaluation they …

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Geography

As part of Year 5 geography the children studied the topic of rivers, the features of a river and rivers around the world. Geography and locations also featured in Literacy whilst studying ‘Why the Whales came’ by Michael Morpurgo. The location of the Isles of Scilly, where the book was based, were identified and through …

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