Year 5

Mrs Wilkins

Welcome to Year 5

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Sports Day

Everyone had a fantastic sports day Thorp Academy. On behalf of all of the children, staff and parents we would like to thank the fantastic sports leaders for running the event so...

Fun with filters!

This afternoon we continued our work on Light- we investigated how light enables us to see colours. We used Skittles and different coloured filters to investigate this. We made predictions about what colour different Skittles would look under different coloured...

DT- Victorian themed CAM toys!

We have been working hard for the past few weeks on our Victorian themed CAM toys. We had to investigate different CAM shapes to work out what movement we wanted our toy to have. Once we had designed our toy we made a plan of how we would make it so that our design...

Art Workshop with Lesley Rose 

Last Friday, an animation artist called Lesley Rose visited Blaydon West Primary School to work with our children and their parents. They worked together to create some wonderful animation artwork. First of all they created their very own characters and setting out of...

Spectacular spectrums!

Today we investigated light- we shone torches through a prism to see the visible light spectrum. We discovered the light rays are refracted through the prism differently. We then made our own colour wheels and used string to make them spin really fast. When the wheels...

Refraction: amazing arrows and incredible images!

Amazing arrows- to learn about refraction we drew a horizontal arrow on a piece of paper and held it behind a glass of water. Most of us predicted that the arrow would be distorted or magnified...but we actually discovered that the arrow appeared to change direction!...

Money matters workshop.

Allison, from The Salvation Army, talked to us about where money comes from. Linda from the Credit Union also came to talk to us about where we can save our money. . Then we looked at different jobs and decided who would earn the most and who would earn the least....

Making periscopes to understand how light travels.

Today we made our own periscopes to help us explain how light travels and reflects. We used mirrors in our periscopes so that we could see out of the top window from the bottom window. We then tried to explain this using scientific...

Being a Victorian prisoner.

Today we have been learning what it was like as a Victorian prisoner. First we had to tear up paper into little pieces. We weren't allowed to talk, look around or laugh. Some of us patrolled as prison officers to make sure everyone was getting on. We only did this for...

Thorpe Academy: Football training

Thorpe Academy organised for some of us to visit Redheaugh Football club for some football training with Michael Hill. We all had a great time on their 3G pitch and had lots of...

Fun at the school allotment!

Yesterday we went up to the school allotment with Mrs Hall. Year 5 spent some time de-weeding their plant bed so they will be ready for new seeds to be planted while Year 6 planted beetroot seeds in their plant bed. Now we just need to wait for them to grow!...

Debating the railway revolution!

Today we have taken on the role of different historical figures to debate whether or not the railways were an advantage to the Victorian society or a disadvantage. After looking at the evidence, we all came our own conclusions but we had to justify them with...

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