Welcome to our Year 5 page where you can find out more about what is happening in our class.
Year 5C swim on Fridays, and have PE on Mondays.
Year 5G swim on Fridays, and have PE on Mondays.
On Wednesdays 5C and 5G have LAMDA.
If you have any questions or would like to contact the class team please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school office on 01252 328589 to leave a message. Alternatively you can fill in the contact form.
Roll up, roll up. You’re going on a day trip to a theme park, to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair. Learn about the science behind roller coasters and write poems that are shaped as a loop the loop. Design a theme park and show your ideas on a digital map. Time for some mini investigations. Cam mechanisms, pendulums, pulleys and prototypes. Let’s go behind the scenes to see forces at work. Good news. The engineers at ‘Scream Towers’ love your work and want you to build a death defying new drop ride for their theme park. Make a working model and test it out with uncooked eggs. Cracking stuff. Okay, ready to ride? Don’t forget to scream if you want to go faster.
This project runs for the second half of the summer term. Homework contributions can be made throughout the half term, please make sure your child brings in something that they have worked on at home.
Below is a list of ideas for each project, try one of these or something else project related.
Plan a trip to a local theme park for your family. Calculate how much it will cost, how long it will take to get there and write an itinerary for the day
Research the history of fairground rides and create a PowerPoint presentation that includes information, timelines, pictures, film and sound clips.
Make a flipbook to animate a roller coaster ride that includes a loop the loop.
Research online to find information about roller coasters from around the world. Which is the oldest? The longest? The scariest? Record your results in a table.
Make a loop the loop using flexible track. Modify the track until a marble or toy car can successfully make it round the loop. Challenge other family members to get the marble or car to fly off the end and land in a pot by changing the trajectory. Keep a tally to show your success rate.
Become a pendulum on the swings at the park. Swing as high as possible and time how long it takes for you to slow down and stop completely. Time friends and family then identify patterns in your results. Do heavier people slow down more quickly?
Research and write a biographical account of Walter Elias ‘Walt’ Disney, animator and entrepreneur.
Find the location of Disney theme parks around the world.
At the end of the project homework period your child will receive either a bronze, silver or gold project homework badge.
Bronze = a basic piece of project homework was completed
Silver = a good piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of time to complete
Gold = an excellent piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of thought, time and effort to complete
Here are the dates for our class sharing assemblies this year, we hope you will come and join us at 9am in the hall.
Year 5 will be visiting the following: