Year 5 Learning
KS2 Sports Day
KS2 Sports day was a great afternoon. Everyone tried their best and ran, hopped, cycled and much more. Well done everyone.
Congratulations Centaurs on winning the cup!
Year 5 Space Day/Science Week
As part of our Space Day, we learnt that it is possible to use a water bottle as a rocket. We investigated what factors make the rocket that launches the highest. Have a look at this video to see what we discovered!
If you would like to try this at home, you will need:
- A cork (a thin one, i.e. not from sparkling wine)
- An old inner tube valve from a bike tyre
- A drill (or some way of making a hole in the cork)
- A bike pump
- A water bottle
- Drill a hole in the cork just large enough to push the old bicycle valve through. You may need to use glue to seal any gaps.
- Attach the end of the valve to the bike pump.
- Fill the bottle ¼ full of water.
- Push the cork into the bottle and point upwards.
- Make sure not to hold tightly to the bottle when you start to pump air into the bottle!
Ancient Egypt Day
We had a fantastic Ancient Egypt Day on Monday 8th of October. Activities we enjoyed included making pyramids out of spaghetti and marshmallows, baking Cleopatra’s favourite sweets, painting hieroglyphs on scrolls, making papyrus(our modern-day version), and making necklaces out of paper plates. Thank you for helping your children come to school in some lovely costumes – it really added to the atmosphere!
Year Five have been preparing for the cold weather by making their own hand warmers out of felt. Everyone creates a unique design, then cuts a front side and a back side out of felt. Then, we add applique and embroidery to complete the design before sewing the two sides together. With just a small hole left, we fill the pocket with rice, and then sew it shut. The rice holds on to heat for up to 20 minutes when warmed in the microwave, and we are excited to try them out at home!
Mountains and Rivers
This term in year 5 we have been enjoying our Mountains and Rivers topic, producing some excellent survival guides in literacy and learning how mountains are formed in topic lessons. We were also fortunate to have Dr Charlie Schoonman, a geologist who has spent time on a glacier in Greenland and has climbed many mountains, visit the year 5 children and share her experiences with us.
This term Year Five have been working hard on our Africa topic, producing some suspense-filled stories and a biography of Nelson Mandela in literacy. We have also taken inspiration from the visit of Michael Rosen to perform poetry in groups, using the iPad to create a green-screen version of our performances.
Uncategorized, Year 5
Year Five had a fantastic day exploring Shepreth wildlife park. The weather was delightful and the children’s behaviour was lovely. We had the opportunity to hold stick insects, stroke snakes and bunnies, and watch animals such as bats, red pandas and capybara being trained and fed. The staff at the park discussed topics we have been looking at in class, such as life cycles, conservation and animal classification.
World Book Day
Year 5 celebrated World Book Day by looking at a number of texts together. We shared Welcome with the rest of the school but then spent time looking at The Day War Came by Nicola Davies. Throughout the week, we tried to put ourselves in the position of a refugee, imagining what it might be like to be forced to leave your home. In Welcome, the main characters of the polar bears are forced to leave their homes due to climate change, and in The Day War Came the main character is forced to leave due to conflict. The children came up with some thoughtful diary entries – well done!
Year 5 have been enjoying our Mini Enterprise topic of making biscuits! We’ve been working hard in our teams to prepare for our final bake sale, holding taste trials and creating packaging. We are keen to make sure that every team member has a leadership role and we are hoping to finalise and perfect our work by the time the bake sale comes!
Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
World Book Day
To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 7th March, all pupils at Queen Edith dressed up as animals! Look below at some of our lovely photos.
We all linked our English work to the book Welcome by Barroux. Reception children made their own islands inspired by those in the book. Year 1 designed a welcoming place for the monkeys from the story to stay in. Year 4 wrote inner monologues imagining that they were in that situation. Later Years pupils looked at Welcome and also Leaf, The Day War Came, The Island and The Arrival and found out about refugees around the world before writing diary entries, imagining that they were in that situation.
Car Trip by Michael Rosen
We’ve been trying out a fun green screen app while performing some poetry. These children from 5.1 are performing Car Trip by Michael Rosen.
Event, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Netherhall Cross Country Competition
It was a beautiful day for the Cross Country competition held at Netherhall school on Friday 30th November. Attending the event were runners from years 3 to 6, with separate races for boys and girls. It was wonderful to see the team spirit of Queen Edith, who represented the school brilliantly, and persevered to run the 1500m course. A huge well done to all of the children selected to run and an extra special congratulations must go to Josiah and Emma for bringing back a gold medal!
Event, Year 5, Year 6
Queen Edith Football Teams
On Thursday 11th October the Queen Edith boys and girls football teams took part in the ESFA football competition at Netherhall School.
The girls team faced some tough competition but performed extremely well to record 3 victories and 2 defeats in their 5 games, meaning they finished 3rd in their group of 6 teams. This meant they just missed out on playing in the play-offs for the 3rd place medal. Well done to all of the girls who took part!
The boys team had an excellent start to the tournament, winning 4 and drawing 1 of their 5 group games and only conceding one goal in the 5 games. This meant Queen Edith won their group and progressed to the final.
After a tight game the match eventually ended 0-0 which meant a penalty shoot-out was needed to decide a winner. The boys did very well to keep their nerve in the shoot-out and won the final 2-0 on penalties!
As a result the boys team have progressed to the county finals, where they will represent Cambridge in the next round of the tournament.
Ancient Egypt Day
This term year 5 have enjoyed learning about Ancient Egypt, including Ancient Egypt day which saw the children making their own papyrus, cooking honey balls and writing messages in hieroglyphs. In PE the children have been working on creating brief routines which have been performed in unison, practising not only their gymnastic skills but also their teamwork and timing skills.