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St Albert The Great Catholic Primary School
October 1 2016

Year 5

Governors At St Albert The Great

Welcome to the year 5 pages.

Year 5 have had a busy Spring term and really enjoyed Science Week – especially the K’Nex Challenge.  We also all made flowers using paper and scissors and Beth Irvine was the class winner.  She used different sizes of petals to create a really beautiful flower – all without any glue or sticky tape.  Her flower was also chosen as the KS2 winner and it was photographed and sent to a County wide competition.

I visited Stockholm in the holidays where I saw a 17th Century Warship that had been dug out of the silt in the harbour.  It was called the Vasa and had sunk because it was top heavy.  I used this to inspire the children to investigate design in relation to ballast and they created their own ships which we then floated to test for ‘seaworthiness’.

For the K’nex challenge the children worked in pairs and had to design a bridge with moving parts that would take a load.  The winning pair were Liam Hayward and Rhys Brevern.  Their bridge was photographed and sent off to a county wide competition.  We hope they will win because the prize is a big box of K’nex!

In our preparations for Easter we have been reflecting on the Easter story and also been using a lot of Philosophy for Children to help us with our thinking.  We are getting very good at having a robust ‘debate’.

After Easter we will be taking part in an exciting after school club where we will do ‘Bootcamp’ on Wednesdays and starting in May we will also be learning Contemporary Dance with the Head of Contemporary Dance from Tring Park School for Performing Arts – Tim Blowfield.

Please remember to have PE kits in school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Also make sure your child has a water bottle with them and has been provided with a blue handwriting pen, a red pen, a black pen, a pencil, a 30cm clear ruler, a sharpener, a rubber, a highlighter and a glue stick.

Mr Gibson.