Welcome to Year 5
We have had a very busy first term in year 5. Our science topic this term has been 'Properties and Changes of Materials' We began the topic by testing the properties of a range of different materials. We tested to see whether they were opaque, transparent, magnetic, absorbant and flexible.
Our next investigation was looking at conductors and insulators of heat. We tested different materials to see which would be the best to keep the food in our lunchboxes cool.
31st January 2022
As part of our learning on the Rainforest and our Science unit on Adaptation and Evolution, Years 5 and 6 welcomed back Ben from Spirit of the Wild today. We saw many different animals from the rainforest and learnt about where in the rainforest they can be found and how they have adapted to their surroundings. We had an amazing afternoon and learnt lots.
Welcome to Year 5
In Year 5 this term we have been learning about life in Ancient Egypt in History and Geography. We also used ancient Egyptian jewellery as the stimulus for our DT project this term. We used coloured felt, cotton and beads to create Egyptian collars. We practised several different types of stitches and we used them to join two pieces of material together. We really enjoyed the lessons and we picked up the skills we needed very quickly. Here are some of our Egyptian collars. We hope that you like them.
LADBROOKE CAMP - DAY 2
You have to get up early in teh morning to beat the birds but this morning they had competition from the bleary eyed ladbrooke campers. The morning chorus was sprinkled with the laughter, scuttle and chatter of our intrepid campers. Long before 5am they began to pack away their beds ready for another day of adventure.
At a more reasonable hour, we all discussed over breakfast the stories of the previous night in the tents and planned for some nature activities in our local woods. We began with pond dipping - where we found a surprising array of insects and water creatures. We were amazed to see the diversity of life in our local pond. After making our own sandwich lunch, we were refreshed fro an afternoon ramble identifying trees, plants and wildlife as we plotted aroute trhough the woods. Just like any proper walk through the woods it ended with one wrong turn and a class full of muddy footwear!
We couldn't wait for our burger and chips and some relaxing chat around the hay bales. This was further enhanced by the delicious strawberry and marshmellow skewers. We could all get used to that kind of treat.. We are now in full rehearsal mode for this evening's grand event - Ladbrooke Camp has Talent! More on that when the children return home, but we are looking forward to being entertained.
It has been another brilliant day with tired smiles all round. Our camp beds will be very welcome tonight and the staff will be hoping that they make use of them for longer!!!
Please see our official tent poses below.
LADBROOKE CAMP - DAY 1
We have had a fantastic day today. As we all settled down to the first night in our tents, we were thinking about al the fun we have had during our activity day. The excellent leaders at London Bushcraft took us through a series of exciting outdoor learning activities.
We began by smearing our faces with mud to camouflage ourselves and practised concealing ourselves in the depth of the South African jungle (otherwise known as Bounds Green). That was a great start and all the children threw themselves into the spirit of the day. Next we found ourselves having to survive being stranded after an aeroplane crash - we learned about the 3 essential rules of survival. Shelter, water and food. We went on to learn the secrets of making fire, even managing to cook our own hand made bread on an open flame.
The day couldn't have been any more hands on and all the children learned something new and something useful. The evening was time to relax with pizza and a surprise visit from the ice cream van (curtesy of Aflie's parents). The evening ended with a nice hot chocolate around the camp fire and time to make plans for tomorrow evening's talent show.
Thank you to everyone for all your help in making sure this event took place. We really appreciated all your offers of help. The smiling faces of the children makes it all worth while.