During Darwin's time on the Galapagos Islands he discovered several species of finches that varied from island to island, which helped him to develop his theory of natural selection. In our investigation, we focused on how a bird's beak is adapted to eat specific foods. Ask 5B for more information!
Times Table Rockstars Progress
Comic Relief - Crazy Hair Day!
World Book Day
Today 5B experienced life beyond the stars at Spaceport. We experienced the wonders of the tropical night sky with the help of the world's largest robotic telescope in 'The Observatory' exhibition. We also saw space as we have never seen it before in the 360 degrees theatre where we were transported to another galaxy. Finally we took an exciting space ride through the cosmos filled with space-age imagery and futuristic fun!
Thank you for the contribution, which made this a spacetastic trip for everyone!
5B have been busy design, making and performing their Greek plays over the last few weeks as part of our topic work. Well done everybody!
Rock Stars Progress!
This week in our LGBT topic, 5B have been classifying secrets. We looked at secrets which are important to keep and at secrets which need sharing to help keep people safe.
We have also been learning about the life of Wentworth Miller, who is a famous actor. He had a secret which he was too scared to share for many years. He felt like every day was a test and when he failed the test there was a price to pay. He felt that he was living in survival mode. He was living a lie. In 2013 he finally shared his secret that he was gay and now wants all children to know that they are not alone.
5B have produced lots of excellent biographies on Wentworth Miller and some stunning artwork, contrasting his feelings before and after his secret was shared.
Who Invented Democracy?
As part of our topic hook, all of our children had the opportunity to try some traditional Greek food! They also learnt about the Greek alphabet, democracy, Greek vases and listened to a famous Greek myth.
Over the last few weeks, Year 5 have had the opportunity to visit the Co-op Academy North Manchester to participate in science, P.E. and computing activities. We would like to thank the members of staff who worked with our children to make the experience enjoyable for everybody.
In Maths the children have been perfecting their measuring skills in our practical challenge.
5B's Sssspecial Visitors
Today 5B started their new topic entitled “Can Animals Survive Without Plants?” Dylan from Dylan’s Reptile Time visited us to share his fascinating facts about reptiles and the children had an opportunity to handle some very special visitors too.
Well done to everybody who conquered their fears today! A memorable day for everybody!