Year 5 have had a cosmic beginning to the year with our topic of Earth and Space.
We started with a big bang of building rocket capsules to protect an egg on re-entry from launch. The children worked in teams to plan and build their designs; showing off our Star Learning Skills of learning with others. One of the teams even managed to return an egg safely to the playground.
The class loved the text this term (Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce) and used it as inspiration for their own incredible space stories as well as for acting out scenes. From this we then held a debate over whether humanity should colonise Mars; learning a huge amount about the red planet and the dangers of living there. The class have been enthusiastic astronomers over the term as they have come up with all manner of questions about the stars, on top of learning about the orbits of the planets. We have even been making our own video explanations of how theories about the solar system have changed over time using some fancy green screen effects.
We have also been incredibly fortunate to learn how to play the ukulele this term. We have played a whole host of songs from ‘we will rock you’ to ‘shake it off’. The class family has made an impressive start to the year and we are looking forward to continuing to learn so much more.