Police Project in Year 5
This term in Year 5 the children have been working with the local Community Police force to learn important life skills as well as a better understanding of the work of the Police force.
Visiting the Olympic Park
Year 5 have the theme of the Olympics as their summer topic. To enhance their learning they visited the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park in London. This was where many events took place in the 2012 Olympic Games. What a fantastic experience.
“We Love Books!” – Book Reviews
Reading is really popular in Year 5. The children have loved reading specific books and created wonderful book reviews to encourage others to try the books.
Science – Separating Materials
In their amazing science lessons Year 5 have been exploring different materials and their properties. The children investigated different ways to try and separate different materials from each other, including filtering and sieving.
As part of their topic on Mountains Year 5 travelled to Watford Town centre and visited “Rock Up”, an indoor rock climbing facility. They had a tremendous time and were pushing themselves to succeed.
5,4,3,2,1 … Blast Off!
Year 5 children have been aiming for the moon. In Science and DT they have investigating the theme of Space. They designed and built their own rockets. Follow the Highwood Twitter feed to see a video of a launch.
Reading with Year 1
Year 5 children have been sharing their love for books and reading skills by sharing a good back with the children in Year 1. Lets all spread the love of books.
Stargazing in Year 5
Year 5 children had the chance to return to school in the evening to partake in a fun filled session of stargazing. To reinforce their fantastic science learning the children could use telescopes and IT equipment to look at the stars and identify constellations. A wonderful experience.
PGL Visit to Marchants Hill
Lots of children in Year 5 took part in a three day residential visit to PGL. They had a fantastic time taking part in many wondrous activities and building their team work skills. Well done Year 5.
The children in Year 5 who did not attend the PGL visit had a wonderful time in school working on a fantastic Viking project. They designed and built longships, baked biscuits in the shape of runes and took part in a tremendous treasure hunt and orienteering exercise. What fun the Vikings had!
In PSHE the children have been looking at co-operation and working as a team, the parachute games session helps them to communicate with each other and work well as a team, plus it’s amazing fun.
In Science Year 5 have been investigating different materials and how they react when put together. Their Lava Lamp experiment proved a huge success.