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We explored an ancient Egyptian tomb today. What did you do?

Today, Year 5 were lucky enough to use virtual reality to dive into an ancient Egyptian adventure from the comfort of a cool classroom!

The children spent some time exploring an ancient tomb that contained lots of treasures to collect and learn about.

After emerging back into this reality, they shared what they found and talked about what they would like to see in a future VR experience – I personally love the idea that some children suggested of becoming Beowulf and battling monsters like Grendel.

 

Swimming – The story so far…

Over the past few weeks, Year 5 have been enjoying some really exciting swimming sessions – everyone has had something awesome to say about the three sessions that we have enjoyed so far! Check out what everyone has had to say below!

Skye: I enjoyed it when me and Lexi got to swim on our backs without floats.

Jamie D: Swimming with flippers because it was really easy and really fast

Kai: Putting on the flippers

Nunez: I enjoyed when we got to jump in the deep end.

Ayesha: I enjoyed all the encouragement from other people as they were all shouting my name and cheering me on.

Liam: I really enjoyed learning how to swim with the flippers. It was my first ever time and it was really fast.

Katie: I am looking forward to going into the deeper bit of the pool. Even if you can’t swim, it’s ok.

Mia: I enjoyed learning how to swim like an octopus.

Chloe-May: I really enjoyed swimming with other people in the pool and encouraging them.

Chloe: I enjoyed learning new skills that I didn’t know I could do.

Corey: Our group were doing it with one float and swimming with one arm.

Finley: I like being in the pool with my friends, using the floats and flippers and cheering on Ayesha.

Sophie: I enjoyed being in the deep end.

Ebonie: I enjoyed being with my friends and doing something that I love.

Brandon: I lost my flipper, so swam back and said, “I’ve got a problem…”

Ruby: I was the fastest swimmer in my group with the flippers!

Jack: I enjoyed rescuing Brandon’s flipper.

Amelia: I enjoyed watching Liam jump in because he belly-flopped.

Rio: I liked swimming really fast with the flippers.

Bethany: I enjoyed being able to go swimming with my friends and swimming without a float.

Charlie: My three favourite parts were using the float and the noodle, swimming on my back and play time.

Harvey: I enjoyed being in the deep end because I had to dive deep to rescue Ayesha’s flipper.

Nicola: I enjoyed learning how to swim with my friends and helping Aimee because she has never been swimming before.

Leo: I’ve enjoyed swimming with Jack and Corey.

Jamie M: I really enjoyed going really fast with the flippers on.

Exeter City Football Training

Year 5 have been fortunate enough to get involved in an exciting opportunity offered to us by Exeter City Football club.

We have been enjoying playing new games and learning new skills together – and what glorious weather to do that in!

 

Planet Rap

It’s no secret that Year 5 love a bit of a sing-song, so at the end of term, I introduced them to an awesome rap about the planets. They got into it pretty quickly and enjoyed learning about the planets this way.

Rio and Charlie definitely deserve a big shout out for putting their all into their raps!

(I’ve been cutting some quick clips of children getting really into it. Watch this space!)

Astronaut Training

Today, Year 5 went through astronaut training, which was as close to the real deal as possible in a school!

Teams had to work together to demonstrate they had what was necessary to become an astronaut!

The children had to tackle a memory challenge that also tested their fitness!

Another challenge was the dreaded ‘Time and Space Challenge’ in which children had to get into an incredibly dark and cramped space. Whilst in there, they had to lace and tie a shoe, but they also had to come out when they thought exactly 2 minutes had passed. A truly tricky test!

Children also worked together to complete the ‘International Space Station Docking Challenge’. With one or more team-mates blindfolded, clear instructions had to be given otherwise there would be a disaster!

Putting on their astronaut gloves, children had to tackle tricky puzzles whilst wearing notoriously difficult-to-work-with astronaut (garden) gloves.

Finally, the children had to complete the “Team-Building Challenge” in which they had to build the highest tower possible using paper, paperclips and whiteboards – no verbal instructions could be given!

 

 

 

 

Be Internet Kind

Everyone in Year 5 is working towards becoming an ‘Internet Legend’.

To achieve that, we all need to understand what it means to be sharpalertsecurekind and brave on the internet.

This week, we have been learning about being ‘Internet Kind‘. We have completed loads of activities that have got us thinking about how we can spread positivity online to block out negativity and make the internet a kind place to be. We also learned about the importance of reporting cyber-bullying every time we see it.

Be Internet Secure

Everyone in Year 5 is working towards becoming an ‘Internet Legend’.

To achieve that, we all need to understand what it means to be sharpalertsecurekind and brave on the internet.

This week, we have been learning about being ‘Internet Secure‘. We have completed loads of activities that have helped us to realise the importance of being responsible in protecting our personal information online. We have worked together to identify strong and weak passwords, using what we’ve learned to identify what makes a secure password – always create a password that is at least 8 characters long using uppercase letters (ABC) and lowercase letters (abc) with numbers (123) and symbols (!£%).

Reality vs Photoshop – Can you guess correctly?

Today is Internet Safety Day and we have been learning about internet safety over the past few weeks. Most recently, we learned about being ‘Internet Alert’, which is all about spotting the differences between what is real and fake. During our session, we talked about fake pictures floating around the internet and how they can fool even the smartest experts. However, the children in Year 5 thought that they could easily tell the difference – so here we are.

In today’s Time to Think session, I gave the children a large selection of pictures – some were real and some were fake. The children had to sort them into two groups – real or fake. Easy right? WRONG.

For almost every picture, the children answered incorrectly – being ‘Internet Alert’ isn’t as easy as it sounds. The most important thing that Year 5 learned from this session was that it is always wise to question EVERYTHING online.

I have attached the pictures below our class pictures so that you can have a go at home.

PICTURES COMING SOON

Be Internet Alert

Everyone in Year 5 is working towards becoming an ‘Internet Legend’.

To achieve that, we all need to understand what it means to be sharpalertsecurekind and brave on the internet.

This week, we have been learning about being ‘Internet Alert‘. We have completed loads of activities that have helped us to develop our understanding of risks online and their potential impact on our lives. We have found out about phishing and what to do if we see something that is too good to be true – don’t bite that phishing hook!

What’s in the bag?

Today we had a go at identifying different materials by feel alone. We had to use our knowledge of different properties to help us. We thought about whether something felt rough, smooth, soft, hard, flexible, etc to help us work out each material. We had a lot of fun exploring!

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