A science investigation into heat loss from different volumes of water - this links to different sizes of penguins and their habitats (ask your children)!
Year 5 had a Judo taster session today, huge smiles all round, especially when they were keeping each other pinned to the floor!
World Book Day 2019. Thank you for a wonderful array of costumes, slippers and even face paint. What a fabulous day!
Mr Field came dressed up too!
Year 5 were visited by Professor Russell this afternoon, who lead them on a workshop all about the science of sound. What an amazing afternoon, we learnt so much and all thorougly enjoyed the experience.
We ventured into the nature conservation area today and collected a variety of objects, some natural , others quite a mystery as to how they had ended up in the there. We sorted the objects according to their properties. We then came back inside and, using hoops, created Venn diagrams to help sort our objects according to their properties.
Tiggy Triangles - ordnance survey symbols.
Today in science we have been answering the question,'Which material is the best filter?'
If you get caught in the wild and need to drink the water from a stream, year 5 recommend kitchen roll or paper towels to filter the water!
Bobby Bear joined in our maths lesson today. He represented the decimal place to help the class order decimals and understand place value.
We are currently reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty, you can find out all about Lizzie and Emily in the exciting sequel 'Far from Home'.
Bobby Bear learnt lots of ways to stay safe on the internet, during our internet safety lesson on Friday.
Year 5 were very excited to have him back with us after our amazing attendance this week.
Bobby Bear has been helping year 5 with their Spanish. They can now say things they like and dislike, we have revised common greeting too.
Look at our amazing homework based on Tuesday by David Weisner. Everyone achieved 'star homework' this week! Thank you for your help and support.
Workhouse Woes: we have been busy gathering evidence about the terrible conditions poor people endured in the workhouses. We will be writing letters of persuasion both formal and informal.
Glockenspiels are a real favourite in year 5. We have been looking at musical notation and learning how to read it.
Reception came to visit us today with their wanted posters, warning us all about the Evil Pea! We are on our look out for him!
Bobby Bear is back again! 100% attendance, well done year 5.
Follow the link below for a guide to active and passive sentences - set for homework on Friday 18th January.
We had a really active morning working on our language skills with an 'Image Scrimmage', using some of the amazing artwork from the book Tuesday by David Weisner. We had to put ourselves in the characters' minds, find key details and use WOW vocabulary.
We are studying the book Tuesday by David Weisner, as part of our literacy study. We have taken on the role of police inspectors and have been gathering evidence, in pairs to help us write our reports.
We are studying the work of the French artist Henri Rousseau. Look at our amazing class collage, we really enjoyed cutting out the leaves and flowers.
Active learn - we had a great time in mathematics trying to work out the answer to maths questions and then touch the person who had the answer pegged to them. We took it in turn to be the 'tigger', and turns in the 'triangle'. Look at our smiles!
DT - Designing a rocket to be fired from a 'Stomp Rocket'. There was paper everywhere!
Bobby, testing the rockets!
Baboushka - performance - year 5 were amazing!
Baboushka dress rehearsal
Baboushka dress rehearsal
Topical science update - it's beginning to look a lot like Mars!
Lots of great links to various Mars information sites. Watch out for the incorrect use of the apostrophe though!!
In Science, children have carefully examined a flower to identify the main parts and understand some of its functions.
Comparing Plant Life Cycles
We've been comparing flowering plants to non-flowering plants. We know flowering plants have seeds and non-flowering plants have spores.
Egyptian Daily Life
Year 5 have started to use different sources of information to find out about daily life in Ancient Egypt. We already know how important the River Nile was to them and that not many Egyptian were able to read or write.
How to mummify fruit
We've looked in lots of different non-fiction books this week learning all about how and why pyramids were built.
Did you know it took over 20 years to build the pyramids at Giza?
Did you know between 20,000 - 30,000 men helped to pyramids at Giza?
Did you know the largest pyramid was over 450 ft high?
Numbers to 1,000,000
Year 5 are now able to recognise numbers up to 1,000,000 and played games to try and catch the partner out!
Children have learnt a song focusing on directions in Spanish. They re-arranged words into sentences using both directions and high street places.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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