Year 5 Trip – Enginuity

Year 5 enjoyed a fabulous day out to the Ironbridge museum Enginuity today, where they discovered and investigated forces by making ‘Power Buggies’. Working in teams, the children worked collaboratively to design, build and decorate their buggies. Learning how to create electrical circuits to power their vehicles, investigating aerodynamics to reduce air resistance and understanding how friction could have an impact on their overall speed. All leading up to a grand finale, where they had the chance to demonstrate their buggy’s speed in a timed drag race to see who’s buggy was the quickest!

Following all this excitement, the children then had the opportunity to explore the museum and find out how different forces have an impact on our everyday lives and learning how different mechanisms work.

We would also like to acknowledge the mature attitudes shown by Year 5 as we walked to and from the museum. Well done!

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Holy Trinity Church visit

On Thursday 13th June, the children attended the Holy Trinity church in Dawley to participate in a workshop provided by Kaleidoscope. Throughout the day the children explored morals and values, the work done by Christin Aid, asking and answering questions, as well as the importance of prayer. In addition, they took park in drama activities, discussions, games, arts and crafts, all designed for the children to understand the importance of helping others and themselves.

We all had a great day!

Year 5 visit to St Michael’s church

On Friday Year 5 enjoyed a visit to St Michael’s church on the run up to Easter. Whilst there, the children took part in a variety of activities that explored the reasons why Christians celebrate Easter, listened to Bible stories and look at the symbolic significance and meaning behind some Easter traditions.

All the children thoroughly enjoyed their visit!

 

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐

Today, Year 5 have been celebrating Chinese New Year. In class, we have been learning about how and why each year is represented by an animal from learning the Chinese Zodiac story. We have also attempted to write Happy New Year in traditional Chinese lettering 新年快乐.  We then attempted to create a paper Chinese lantern with a design of our choice and finally we opened a fortune cookie and shared our fortunes.