Welcome to South America's page. On this page we will share the exciting things we learn about, the places we go and the events we take part in. Key information about the Year 5 curriculum can also be found on this page.
Teacher: Mr Dempsey
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Rowlands and Miss Berry
Poems about Professor Branestawm
In South America, we read 'The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm'. In our writing lessons, we wrote poems based on limericks, then created performances in groups as characters from the book.
Testing the effect of weight on air resistance
South America investigated how air resistance was affected by weight. They made parachutes then added weights (paperclips), measuring the time taken to land every time they added a new weight. The results were then plotted on a graph.
We have been learning about data handling in computing, using Numbers on the iPad to produce spreadsheets. We found some statistics about internet use and internet safety. We produced charts and graphs to help us understand what the data shows us. This prompted a deep discussion, which used as a basis to share what we had learned.
Earth and Space
Year Five have been learning about Earth and Space. They made models to help their understanding of the movement of the Earth and Moon in relation to the Sun.