Year 5 2017: We’re Underway

Year 5 for 2017 has kicked off with a bang. The girls are all very excited and are already actively engaged with their learning. This year the Junior School theme is SOAR and we will be unpacking what this means throughout the year. We have named our classes after women who have SOARED in their chosen fields.
5F is known as ‘The Professors’ named after Professor Fiona Wood and 5A “The Aviators” named after Amelia Earhart.

One of the activities the girls conducted required them to construct the tallest possible free standing tower that could support a table tennis ball. They had 25 minutes and were only allowed to use
• 13 pipe cleaners
• 25 straws
• 4 pieces of paper
• 4 pencils
• 1 ruler
• 1 pair of scissors
• 1 table tennis ball

They faced some complications along the way including only being able to use one hand for a short period of time and not being able to speak.

On reflection the girls learned
• Communication is a critical part of learning
• Think before you act or speak
• Try your personal best
• Plan thoroughly
• Reflect on your work
• Value others’ ideas
• Teamwork is the key to success
• Use your time wisely
• Be resilient when things are hard
• Have a growth mindset
• Learn from your mistakes
• There is always room for improvement

5 thoughts on “Year 5 2017: We’re Underway

  1. Hey!
    Wow, your blogs are really fascinating! We hope you do more blogs about your year 5 class and school life on trips.
    This is so cool that we can read your comments, read your blogs, let us do a comment this is so amazing ,how you did all of these lovely things as a class.
    Till we meet again, Charlotte and Aloyo .

  2. heyo! 😀
    Me and lance LOVE science and we hope you enjoyed doing it!

    Best Regards Ethan & Lance 😀

  3. hiay!
    I like your post it looks fun to do and i would love to make it too!
    Here’s some questions: how did you make the science experiment ?
    What did you use to make the science experiment ?
    Did it fail every time you made the project ?

    Thank you
    from aimee and Maria

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