Year 5

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Cactus – the amazing plant

On 9th of April we started a unit in IPC called “Extreme Survivors”. The thing we will be talked about is cacti. Cacti are plants that can survive in the hot desert. I will explain what we learnt about how cacti survive in this weather. Cacti have extremely long roots. These are made so the cacti can get water from underneath the ground. Another technique they have is that they have spines. These spines used to be leaves but water could...


Yr 5 bridge making

This week year 5 have been learning about bridges. Firstly the students researched about bridges using the internet. They found out about the different types of bridges and later they produced an information poster detailing what they had discovered. We then made examples of different types of bridges, these included am arch bridge, a suspension bridge and a cable-stay bridge. We then thought about what makes bridges strong and the children were given the challenge to make a bridge using...


Ancient Egyptian Shadoof

This week we learned about Ancient Egypt and the importance of the Nile. Egyptians used the Nile for many different purposes such as transport and irrigation or for growing papyrus – a material they made shoes, houses and boats from. We also learned about their constructions called shadoofs which were used for scooping up water from the Nile and we built our own shadoofs in class. Have a look for yourself! ...