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Year 5 Take Their Learning Outside the Classroom

16 April 2014

On Tuesday this week Year 5 went to the Science and Technology Museum for an informative visit linked to many areas of their curriculum. Year 5 teacher Linda Harding, tells us about the trip.

  • BISS Puxi Year 5 trip to Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
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Year 5 at the Science & Technology Museum, and then starting to fill their Wonder Wednesday board with questions they came back with.

The children all had a great time and were a bubble of excitement on the trip home and the next day in school, talking about things they had found out and asking inquisitive questions about some of the information that still amazed them.

We looked at the Robots section of the museum; some of us even had the opportunity to compete against robots in archery target shooting and games of checkers – needless to say the Robots always came up trumps! Why is this? This section of the museum links well to our new computing topic this term of programmable Lego, where we will aim to make mini robots and programme them to do a whole host of things. Watch this space!

Further along we visited the section about our earth – this links to our new topic in humanities this term of Natural Disasters. We experienced a volcanic eruption and found out about earthquakes too. The children will be working in small groups over the coming weeks to prepare a lesson, which they will teach to their classmates, on 10 different natural disasters. This will require skills of collaboration and will also develop confidence and offer excellent opportunities for creativity. We look forward to the results.

Finally the visit to the Space Theatre and the enthralling show we watched on the dome screen made us all gasp in amazement, stretch out our hands to reach for the stars and took us on a journey through time and space like never before. This was a fantastic way to start our new Science project ‘The Final Frontier’ and all of the children came away with a sense of inquisitiveness about the bigger universe – who knows what the future will bring and which of our Year 5 children will be part of such future scientific discoveries?

Our ‘Wonder Wednesday’ board has now been updated with many puzzling questions linked to our visit to the museum – proving again what hands on experiences and out of classroom learning can do for the minds of young children.

In the words of Joshua: “The Space movie left me feeling like I could ask endless questions about the universe”.

- Linda Harding, Year 5 Class Teacher

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