Year 5 had a wonderful residential experience in the beautiful North Norfolk Countryside and grounds of Holt Hall.
The sun shone the entire time as we explored the inhabitants and food webs of the lake, camouflage and adaptation under the leaves and survival, fire lighting and den building in the woods.
We ventured further afield to create sand sculptures and poetry in the beautiful pinewoods and beach of Wells.
Evenings were spent together, singing, hearing stories, creating dream catchers and the traditional bingo challenge and pyjama fashion show.
The children were an absolute delight to share the 3 days with.
We have had a busy time in Year 5.In Maths we have worked hard making cocktails whilst practising our measuring and proportion skills. We have also learnt about squared and cubed numbers. Learning about Peru has been a highlight, and we tasted avocado, quinoa and Peruvian potatoes. A major project this term has been to write our own Borrowers’ story and make a house for them. We enjoyed sharing our work with Year1.
This term, across the school we have been busy exploring and learning how to use the ipads in Years 1-6. The ipads were purchased by the FRIENDS of Hillside Avenue School. We were very excited to use them and now we have become more confident we can’t wait to use them for our learning next term!
Year 5 have had an extremely active half term: we started with a pizza box!
This enquiry led us to explore fractions with a pizza theme. We designed pizzas, ate pizzas and created our own pizza delivery firm.
This was followed by science investigations related to materials, their properties and uses.
We made towers to support eggs, bridges to hold the greatest weight, an umbrella to keep a toy dry. Following on from this, we looked at reversible and irreversible changes (AKA cooking and chocolate eating!)
Developing this theme of materials, we moved on to explore Forces. Gravity, air and water resistance were investigated by activities involving the design and construction of aeroplanes and boats.