Year 5 Goings On
In February, we built small robots and then programmed them. Our Lego models came to life! It was great fun – we worked in small teams, made our robots move exactly where we wanted them to go… and recorded sounds for them to make. Imagine controlling a robot which lands on Mars!
We visited the rainforest! Well, a small replica inside some of the glass houses at Kew. We got to feel the heat, humidity and see some of the amazing plants which grow in that environment. Our favourites were bamboo, bottle palms, periwinkles and banana. The flowers on the banana were unexpectedly beautiful.
The wide variety of greens within the rainforest has inspired our art lessons this term. We worked on colour mixing, to achieve the shades of green we imagined were in the Amazon. Do you like the different textures? We used our brushes in different ways to give these effects.
We have been practising our drawing skills, focusing on rainforest animals. What do you think of our red-eyed tree frogs? And the snake?
Year 5 went to Surrey University with Mrs Lee, Mrs Howard and Mrs Boot. We had a fantastic day working with the students. The first thing we did was be part of a court case. We had to, in our groups, decide who was guilty-the three little pigs or the wolf! Mrs Lee was the judge and it was great fun.
The university kindly gave us a picnic lunch and we ate it outside near the lake. We rolled down a hill and played games.
After lunch we built balloon-powered cars. We had to design the cars and then have races against each other. The team called Ghost Riders won. Thank you to Mrs Harrup for organising this wonderful experience for us.
Here are some quotes from Year 5:
“I felt very inspired by the university and I hope to go there one day to study.” Chase S
“It was really nice and I had the time of my life!” Hassan J
“Fascinating, fun and educational all at the same time.” Harrison S