Dear Parents, This Week’s Notices Literacy We have been writing our own Greek myths this week. Everyone has been particularly imaginative when making up their own mythical beast. Next week we will re-draft and peer assess these and move on to a speaking and listening focus. Maths We continue with formal written methods for subtraction. […]
Archives for September, 2018
We were super confident with pairing number bonds to 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000 this week. Click here to practise number bonds to 1000 at home.
This week, 5KP have been writing beautiful myths, calculating addition and subtraction, debating where to live in Ancient Greece and designing fabulous mosaics. We’ve also been investigating the effects of friction and their positive uses – take a look at some of our experiments below!
In 5CH, we have been looking at forces this term and we focussed upon friction this week, investigating the shoe that would create the greatest friction to help Hermes stop slipping all over the clouds! Children made predictions, discussed the idea of a fair test and wrote their own conclusions. We have been planning and […]
The children have thought about the shape of their pots and carefully designed them over the last few weeks and couldn’t wait to create them using clay. They used the ‘coil and pinch’ method to create the open space, as well as adding coils to either add width to their pots or make them thinner. […]
In our Science lessons this week, 5GS investigated the amount of friction caused by different shoe types. They considered the material, weight and size of each shoe, taking careful note of the soles. The children found out that taking repeat recordings ensures accuracy in their results. After the practical part of the investigation, they were […]
Dear Parents, This week we came together as a whole school to celebrate World Peace Day. Thank you to all pupils who wore blue and white and donated to charity. It was lovely to see Year 5 being so well represented in the Chamber Choir performance. This Week’s Notices Literacy We have been studying the […]
In 5JK we investigated air resistance by designing and making running parachutes. We found that everyone ran slower with the parachute but also realised that it wasn’t really a fair test. How could we design a fair test to investigate this further? Here is some interesting information about air resistance. Take the forces and motion […]
Following our study of Greek pottery designs from last week, 5GS started on the first stage of making their clay pots. They had to follow a series of steps to make sure the pots were neat and smooth so that there would be no cracking when the pots go into the kiln on Monday.
The whole school came together today to celebrate Peace Day. In class, we discussed why we have Peace Day and what we can do to bring peace to our school. This linked in really well with the character strength respect. I would like to give a special mention to Dasha, Matteo and Sarute for their […]