Loving the Library

On Tuesday the year 5 classes walked to our local library to find out more about borrowing books. Some of us picked up our own, brand new library cards and used them to borrow books! We loved looking at the selection on offer and learned a bit about how the library organises the books.

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Getting ready for Christmas

On Wednesday we had our Christmas dinner. Everyone enjoyed their food and really got into the spirit by wearing their Christmas jumpers and making festive hats to wear to lunchIMG_1289 IMG_1295 IMG_1307 IMG_1308 IMG_1311 IMG_1323. We all donated money to support Great Ormond Street Hospital and even voted for our favourite Christmas jumper. The winner was Amber!

Investigating levers

Our current science unit is all about forces and simple machines. Last week we found out that some of the every day items we take for granted are actually simple machines, designed to help make work easier.

Today we have carried out an investigation to build and test levers. We used a pencil to act as a fulcrum and a ruler to act as the lever. By changing the length of the lever we could find out how to use less force to achieve the same goal.

Pine class can you remember what we needed to do to lift our object with the least amount of force?IMG_1334 IMG_1332 IMG_1331 IMG_1333 IMG_1335

Pine does strictly

This half term we have been learning some latin dance moves in PE. We have worked in groups to choreograph some short routines and are taking turns to perform them to our class mates and a panel of judges.

The first group to perform included all of the required steps, had planned an exciting and engaging routine and were perfectly in time. The scores are in; 7,7,8,9. A grand total of 31 out of 40!

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Simple machines

In Poplar we have been taking our science learning outside. We found examples of simple machines such as levers, inclined planes and wheels and axels in the muddy adventures area. We recognised how these help us to perform work more efficiently and had fun photographing them to illustrate our learning! How many simple machines can you spot in our photos?IMG_0518 IMG_0195 IMG_0198 IMG_0131 IMG_0327 IMG_0332