In Year 5, we are finding about all about the Vikings. In our DT lessons, we made these amazing Viking boat models. After researching longships, and their characteristics and purposes, we planned and designed the different elements of our ships. In small groups we then worked as a team to create our models using lots of skills such as communication, cutting, sewing and attaching in different ways. We needed to be very resilient as not everything went to plan but were all really pleased with our efforts.
Year 5 were visited by Bjarni the Viking last week and he taught us all about Viking life with a focus on sailing, weapons and laws; we even held a trial! We wrote kenning poems; explored and enquired about Viking artefacts and some of us got to strike our very own Viking penny. We had a great day and cannot wait to find out more about this fascinating History topic!
Ten Year 5 pupils enjoyed a morning at South Shields School participating in a maths team event against other schools. It was extremely well organised and a great morning was had by all.
Linking to our science topics of Earth, Sun and Moon and Forces, we were given a design brief to make a moon buggy that could carry 3 moon rocks (rubbers). We investigated different types of circuit, axle, chassis and pulley, deciding which we wanted to use for our vehicle. After a lot of trial and error, perseverance and problem solving, we all managed to make a moon buggy that travelled forwards (some more successfully than others!) We then raced them at the end to see which was the champion. After a slight technical difficulty to start with, Coben, Kieran and Harvey made the moon buggy with the smoothest ride, most steady speed and straightest line of travel – well done boys!
As part of maths, science and technology week the children enjoyed completing various puzzles.
On Tuesday 16th January, 30 year 5 children visited Boldon School to take part in a dodge ball tournament. We all tried extremely hard and showed great sportsmanship and enthusiasm but unfortunately were defeated. We all enjoyed ourselves and Mrs Walls and Mr Eddon were very proud of our fantastic effort.