Road to RIAT
Year 5 had the opportunity today to spend time taking part in a national Air and Space Engineering Challenge. The aim of the challenge sponsored by the RAF was to encourage children to potentially think about engineering as a future career. We will meet with engineers and scientists later on this half term, called STEM Superstars.
We made gliders, learning about the fuselage, empennage, wing shapes and the different forces that act on them. We then tested these out, recording distance and time of flight, which then allowed us to find out the speed at which the gliders flew.
Our afternoon was spent designing sustainable aircrafts which will then be entered into a national competition.
In Science, we have been looking at different types of microbes. Ibis class made a range of viruses, bacterium and fungi out of plasticine. Can you work out which is which?
May the force be with you!
We have been learning about forces and magnets during the Spring term. We learnt what a force is in terms of push and pull. We also investigated magnet strength and friction. We created our own compass using magnets.