Hold Back the River!
This half term is going to be splashtastic as we learn all about rivers, both those closest to us and those around the world.
We shall explore how a river develops and changes from source to sea and learn the related technical vocabulary.
40 Rivers Challenge
How many of the Rivers can you remember and spell?
Can you find out which countries the rivers flow through?
Are there any significant cities along these rivers?
Using an atlas will be really helpful for this.
The final week of term will be when we look at this in class.
Did you know...
There are 76 rivers in the world over 1000 miles long.
WELCOME BACK and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
A new year brings another exciting new topic...
Our topic links nicely to our Roald Dahl themed book week and our science topic all about solids, liquids and gases. And of course, we will make some delumptious fizzy frobscottle! Yum!
Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!
This half term we are off on a journey in search of the Wizard, in the hope he will grant us our wishes, as we 'Follow the Yellow Brick Road.'
Altogether now: 'There's no place like Torrisholme. There's no place like Torrisholme. There's no place like Torrisholme.'
Throughout Cultural Diversity Week, Year 5 have focused on the fascinating country of India. We have enjoyed a session of Bollywood dancing, designed some Mehndi henna art and played a traditional game known as Koh Koh. We have also conducted some research about the different regions of India to explore just how diverse the country is. Like any nation of the world, India faces many stereotypes, and we have looked at some of these too - lots for us to think about.
So after all this fun and thought, there was only one way to end this insightful week - food! We have explored the taste of some widely available Indian foods, and challenged ourselves to try foods and experience flavours we have previously considered unpleasant. The clearest sound around Year 5 today has been "Mmmmmmm......"!!
WHAT A FUN, ENJOYABLE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING WEEK!!
Astronaut Training Day
After considering the skills and attributes a successful astronaut would need to possess, we have embarked on a day of training to recreate some of the physical challenges astronauts may face.
We experienced 5 different areas of challenge:
Check out our pictures below to see just how much fun we had while facing some tricky challenges!