Category: year5

Science at The Ryde School 2021 – 2022

  Class 5 have explored the parts of a flowering plant. They dissected a lily and identified the parts that help them reproduce.           The whole school had a visit from Mrs Thomas who came to speak to use about hedgehogs and how to protect them. Class 5 were very interested …

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National Gallery

Class 5 went to The National Gallery in London on Tuesday 12th July. On the way we saw Buckingham Palace and drove along The Mall. We were amazed to see some of the paintings we have studied in class like A Shipwreck on Stormy Seas by Vernet and The Fighting Temeraire by William Turner. We …

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Water Sports

Class 5 have been taking part in water sports sessions every week for 5 weeks. We have taken part in a range of activities including paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking. Every week, we have had to overcome different challenges some of us have felt nervous, some of us found it difficult to steer or control …

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Outdoor and Adventurous Week

Class 5 have had a great week taking part in outdoor and adventurous week 2022. They have taken part in a wide range of activities which have tested a range of different skills, including; their team work, money handling, communication skills and problem solving abilities. Some of the activities that we did this year included; …

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Cooking and Nutrition

In Design and Technology, we have been looking at traditional British dishes. We discussed what national dishes are and how they are influenced by what is grown or produced in different places and how often traditional dishes from all over the world are eaten and celebrated by other people too. We have made a number …

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Year 5 Orienteering

Year 5 were joined by their parents to take part in an orienteering activity as part of their Forestry Award.

Science Day

On Wednesday 23rd March we took part in Science Day, completing different science activities throughout the day and across the school. In the morning Class 5 investigated the best biscuit for dunking. We had to set up our own experiment thinking about the variables, reliability and fair testing of our investigation. We worked in groups …

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Frame Structure

In DT (design and technology) Class 5 have been making frame structures which are stable. We made prototypes using lots of different resources like matchsticks and gumdrops or newspaper and tape. With each prototype we found new ways of making a structure stable including triangulation and securing joins or weak points. Our final activity was …

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Art printing

In art we have been learning about Ancient Chinese paintings and drawings. We studied ‘The Emperor’s journey to Shu’ and found that colour and shape were very important in Ancient Chinese pieces of art. We looked at colouring mixing to create mood and feelings. We then looked at Ancient Chinese pottery and saw that dragons …

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In Science, Class 5 have been learning about many things this includes the gestation time of different animals, identifying different parts of a flowering plant including what parts make it reproduce, as well as experiments to investigate whether solids dissolve in a liquid to create a solution. Samuel said ‘I enjoyed the investigation when we …

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