The first Junior STEM task of the day is underway - constructing a seesaw. This will help the children to know that levers allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
Carrying on from this week's work on measurement, today the children carried out a practical activity where they had to estimate the capacity of different containers before measuring accurately in millilitres and litres. We had plenty of paper towels to hand!
Year 5 participated in their final peer mediation session today. Some of them will soon start to put this into practise on the playground.
During our topic the children have planned an investigation to see how the size of the parachute effects the time it takes to reach the ground, as a result of air resistance and gravity. Do you think the bigger or smaller parachute will fall the fastest? Why?
The challenge has been set for Year 5 to beat my score of 37 out of 37 in a minute. The app can be downloaded for iPad and Android so the children can practise their times tables at home. Who do you think will be the 'Hit the Button' champion? Good Luck!
Today Year 5 were testing the effects of gravity, as part of our 'Forces' topic. They were given a marble, a ramp (ruler) and a tape measure to carry out a fair investigation.
Today our Year 5 Link Govenor, Mr Turner, came into school. The class council gave him a guided tour of school then he sat during a class council meeting.
This week in Maths we have been learning to read Roman numerals to 1000. Can you write the Arabic number for CXLVII? Can you write 995 in Roman numerals? Use the image from our working wall to help you.
Our first after school 'Bootcamp' is now in full flow. Lots of children out of breath and red in the face...a successful session.
Year 5 have made a start on the class scarecrows. Watch this space for the finished product!
Today the children have shared their learning logs that they completed over the holidays. There was some really interesting and creative work. Well done Year 5!
We are still working hard on our 'Film Narrative' English unit. We are putting the final detail to our own 'Piano' scripts ready to record our voice overs at the end of the week.