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Welcome to Year 5

Our fantastic topic this half term is..

Scream Machines

Roll up, roll up! You’re going on a day trip to a theme park to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair. Learn about the science behind roller coasters and write poems that are shaped as a loop the loop. Design your own theme park and show ideas on a digital map. Testing, testing! Time for some mini investigations. Cam mechanisms, pendulums, pulleys and
prototypes. Let’s go behind the scenes to see forces at work. Good news! The engineers at ‘Scream Towers’ love your work and want you to build a death-defying new drop ride for a theme park. Make a working model and test it out with uncooked eggs. Cracking stuff! Okay, ready to ride? Don’t forget to scream if you want to go faster!

 

 

This half term, we are going to look at:

* Locating theme parks around the UK/World.
* Design and build rides suitable for theme parks.
* Roller coaster pop up art.

 

During science lessons this half term, we are going to be investigating the effect forces have on Earth and us. Through a series of experiments, we will investigate gravity, air resistance, buoyancy and  friction.

 

Resources

 

Year Events

At the end of the half term, we would like to invite all parents/guardians to our express event celebrating the end of our topic. The event will take place in the main hall and will include fairground games, hot dogs and popcorn. We look forward to seeing you there Monday 8th April.  

Year 5 Resource List

Sumdog
Scholastic Book Club
Phonic Play
Oxford Owl
Multiplication
Maths Factor
Change 4 life
My Maths
Kid-Rex
Parent Info
Booktrust
BBC Schools
Family Information Service, Middlesbrough
E-Safety – Progress
E-Safety – Commitment
PE
Toot Toot
CEOP
School games silver
RRSA
Early years quality mark
Parent view
Numbers count
Napta
LPPA
Eco schools
Click ceop
British heart foundation
Arts council England
School games gold

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