We had a great time on our recent trip to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. As part of our visit, we saw the world famous Lovell telescope, explored the interactive galleries and took part in two interactive workshops.
During the ‘Solar System Science Workshop’ we explored the strength of gravity on different planets, investigated the brightness of sunlight throughout the Solar System, discovered how craters are formed, and performed a series of tests to identify a real meteorite!
When we took part in the ‘Mars Rover Challenge’ we found out more about the Red Planet and the current Curiosity mission on Mars.
We then had great fun working together in teams to construct a device out of limited resources which would safely land our own fragile cargo (an egg!) in the classroom. You might be surprised to find out just how many eggs we managed to land safely!
All in all we had a fantastic time and definitely sparked the imaginations of some of our budding scientists and engineers!
We thoroughly enjoy playing the trombone in Year 5. We have learned to read some musical notation and can play both as a class and as a solo.
Year 5 have been busy finding out about some of the planets in our solar system. We have discovered that the Earth spins around the sun and we found evidence of this by measuring our shadows in the playground.
Finally, trombone lessons have begun with Mr Mooney and we can now all confidently put our trombones together to begin playing.
Look at some of the creative homework that Year 5 have produced about our Space topic! Here we are playing a fabulous board game.