Welcome to Year 5
Our fantastic topic this half term is..
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.