Year Five have had an exciting STEM week designing, building, testing and refining their ‘Greenpower’ electric race car. They are now looking forward to taking on the roles of driver, pit crew, time keeper etc for the race at The Stadium of Light in July.
Year 5 will be using the book Holes for the Summer term. They will be learning about justice and injustice, creating non chronological reports about the creatures that live where the story is set, they are going to be making recipes for food cooked in the story and will be creating a wanted poster for one of the story’s villains.
Click the picture of the book for a link to the film version of the story.
Other events this term include a trip to the beach to go surfing and our go kart project where we will design, build and race a go kart against other schools at a competition in July.
Year 5 are spending the week constructing our very own ‘Greenpower’ electric race car. In small groups they are taking on different roles to build the car whilst other members of the year group look at designs for the bodywork. We will keep you updated throughout the week on our progress.
Some of our super Y5 mathematicians had a fun filled day of maths at the Centre for Life. First of all the children had to solve some tricky puzzles. They then visited the planetarium where they learned how to navigate using the night sky. After lunch, the children explored the dinosaur exhibition before learning how to perform some card tricks using their maths knowledge.
Year Five took a trip to the Word in South Shields last week. They took part in a descriptive story writing activity in a room that made the walls appear like they were in a different place. They drew new scenes for a story we are writing in class using 2Createasuperstory and performed a range of poems in front of a camera, creating a video of their accomplishments.
The children of year five had the chance to visit the Apple store in Newcastle this week. There they learned all about coding and programming. They had a chance to create their own computer games using lines of code and were able to get some hands on experience of programming a robot called Sphero. They all created lines of code that helped Sphero find his way through a maze. We also took the time to visit Fenwick’s window before heading back to school on the metro.