Class News

Autumn 2 – Gymnastics

This half term, Year 5 have been developing their gymnastics skills! We have placed a significant focus on learning how to balance, roll, jump and incorporate inverted movements into our gymnastics sequences. We have also been exploring how we can incorporate our talk partners into our performances this half term, where we have developed our ability to use movements in canon, synchronisation, matching and mirroring with one another – we’ve even created routines in groups of 4 and 6 to increase the challenge of our sequence work!

 

“I have enjoyed working in synchronisation with my partner this half term – this means that our movements are performed at the same time!” Ella Davies

“I helped my group by being a conductor when we were moving in canon, because it was tricky to make sure we all moved to a new balance at first!” Toby Worsley

 

Photographs taken by Hugh White and Thomas Harrison:

 

Spring 1-Year 5 Visit to Jodrell Bank 

In Science this half term, Year 5 have been learning about Earth and Space! To further the children’s learning about this exciting topic, Year 5 recently visited Jodrell Bank Observatory in Macclesfield, home to the Lovell Telescope (the third largest telescope in the world!) During the trip, Year 5 took part in a guided tour of the solar system and discovered the different constellations inside the SpaceDome, as well as taking a special trip to the surface of Jupiter! Year 5 also took part in a variety of child-led activities, including learning about how the Lovell Telescope views the universe and exploring how exactly a black hole works!

“My favourite part of the trip to Jodrell Bank was when we took the tour in the spacedome, because it made us feel like we were actually inside a rocket!” Arthur Lawson


“I found the telescope explanation really interesting – Jordan, who led the talk, was very informative and I learned a lot about the Lovell Telescope!” Zachary Joslin


“The whispering dishes were the best because you could hear what was being said from really far away and it was really cool!” Ellis Worsley