We are really enjoying getting more hands on with science, this half term, after moving onto forces. Our main science objective is:

– explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object

Last week, we looked at what made some objects fall slower or quicker than other objects. The children picked two objects and challenged them to race!

We then linked what we knew about gravity to why one fell at a faster pace than another. Even more excitingly, we are going to create and make our own parachutes over the next two lessons. Next week, we will be setting our parachutes free over the balcony! More on this later.


Gymnastic Sequences

Last half term, all Y5 worked hard during their indoor PE lessons. They were aiming to use a wide range of gymnastic proficiencies and combine them together. Each lesson there were three objectives for them to aim for and work through:

BRONZE – To work with a partner/ group to demonstrate a range of level 6, 7 and 8 proficiencies.

SILVER – To create a three-part sequence, mirroring or matching, that demonstrates a range of level 6, 7 and 8 proficiencies.

GOLD – To perform a three-part, mirrored/ matched sequence, which uses all gymnast behaviours consistently and a range of level 6, 7 and 8 proficiencies.


They did fantastically well – look at them in action!