This week Year 5 visited the Bank of England Museum and took part in a workshop all about money. We learnt all about where and how money is made and the different security features that money has to make sure people do not replicate it. Did you know that the Bank of England destroys millions of pounds of fraudulent notes every day? We had lots of fun learning about how we can tell a fake note from a real note and then enjoyed walking around the museum learning more about the Bank of England. We even got to lift up a real gold bar!
Girls in Year 5 celebrated the end of their Mosaic project by participating in a graduation ceremony that took place in a venue near London Bridge. Each of the girls were encouraged to prepare a speech for the ceremony about what they had learnt from their Mosaic workshops. All the girls really valued and appreciated special one to one time with mentors to help develop their confidence and wider ambitions.
A group of 8 Year 5 children were chosen to visit Swanlea Secondary School for a day of fun filled Science activities. They participated in a variety of different experiments and were given bags full of resources to bring back to school and be expert learners in class. The expert learners then worked together with small groups to carry out the experiments and teach their classmates all they had learnt. As you can see both expert learners and new learners had lots of fun taking part in the practical experiments!
In computing this half term we have been learning about building and programming physical systems. As part of this topic we all took part in a fun filled LEGO workshop! We got the opportunity to create our very own LEGO Crocodile and then use a special coding system to make the crocodiles mouth open and close. We really enjoyed typing in lots of different codes into the system and playing around with different speeds and settings.
This term Year 5 have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons so we went to the British Museum to learn more about the special burial site of Sutton Hoo. We learnt that Sutton Hoo is a massive Anglo-Saxon grave that was discovered in Suffolk. In 1939 archaeologists explored the burial site and discovered a ship buried beneath one of the mounds. Within this ship, archaeologists discovered many hidden treasures, such as Anglo-Saxon jewellery, weapons and armour. Some of these artefacts have been preserved and displayed at the Museum for us to see, to help us learn more about what life was like during Anglo-Saxon times.
Year 5 have been learning about classification keys in Science and went to Stepney City Farm to attend a classification workshop. They participated in 3 lovely activities where they got the opportunity to classify plants and leaves according to their features and followed a binomial key to classify some animals in the farm into different groups. Both classes really enjoyed the practical activities and it has really aided them in their knowledge and understanding of classification.