Meteorites land for Year 5!
Last week our lucky year fives got their hands on rare samples of moon rocks and meteorites during an out of this world experience! As part of our space topic, we were given the unique opportunity to actually touch a piece of space rock not of this Earth as we were allowed to handle some genuine meteorites!
These rare samples were provided by the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), and the pack included a 1.2 billion-year-old piece of Mars rock and a 4.3 billion-year-old nickel meteorite. It is unlikely that the children will ever get the chance to hold an object older than this, as Earth itself was formed 4.6 billion years ago.
Thank you to Jon, the Satellite Engineer who visited Year 5 - we had such a fascinating afternoon! We learnt all about different types of satellites, how they get into orbit, the developing technology and so much more! Jon was able to answer all of our tricky space questions and even explained complicated theories about the speed of light and time travel! We were all especially pleased to be given posters and pens to take home!
Have a lovely half term and remember the rules to stay safe around fireworks!
Your artwork is fantastic - great job at including features of Portsmouth. Well done Year Five!
Year 5 Scratch project winners
Today we voted for the best two projects in each Year 5 class that we have been working on for the last six weeks. We were tasked with coding an animation about our topic, The Historic Portsmouth Dockyard. We were amazed with Callum's awesome coding, while the girls stunned us with their knowledge of foreign languages.
Click below for a link to their projects.
Miss Ferrier is the Orca class teacher.
PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays.
They will visit the library on Tuesdays.
Seal class teachers are Mrs Murray Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Mrs Rutter Thursday and Friday.
PE is on Mondays and Fridays.
They will visit the library on Fridays.