Year 5

Kestrels had a very fun session to end this half term with Scotty’s Heroes playing different team building games whilst getting messy with different coloured powders!

Kestrels investigated how their heart rate is affected by different types of exercise and compared them against one another. This gave us some interesting results!

Kestrels have had a few exciting Science lessons recently! They wrote instructions on how to make blood and then using items that represented the components of blood like marshmallows and hoops they made their own blood. 

The Kestrel class enjoyed a family learning session making heart-shaped sun catchers last week. Thank you to all parents/carers that attended! 

This week with Scotty Heroes, Kestrels built fires. They learnt how to put all the elements together to make the fire – however, a few teams had to show great determination to keep the fire going as their fire kept going out.

The Kestrels class have had a weekly session with Scotty to work on team building, communication and survival skills. To end the term they enjoyed toasting marshmallows! 

The Kestrels class enjoyed dissecting a pig’s heart in Science last week – all of them got themselves involved!

Yesterday we celebrated World Book Day and the Kestrels learning focused around the book ‘Beetle Boy’. We read part of the book, wrote a news broadcast about a missing person and used drawing techniques to sketch a beetle.

The Kestrels class have been set the task of creating a model of the heart for their homework. Oliver has brought in his version showing how much hard work has gone into it and it looks fantastic!

To launch our new topic, Blood Heart, Kestrels used dog biscuits to create a human skeleton and tried to include all the different elements in.