What a great start to the second half of the school year! It was great to meet and teach Poplar class this week – lots of old faces and some new ones too. Here is the link to the Times Table Rap on Youtube:
It certainly got us all engaged in practising our 8 times table!
We have been designing and making pop up toys using a cam mechanism. After designing our mechanisms we started the making process. This has involved taking accurate measurements and learning to use tools safely. Who can remember the rules for safe use of a bench hook and hack saw?
In Year 5 we hugely enjoyed a visit from the Storyteller on Thursday. He told us a tale of Sarah Moore of Leigh-on Sea, in turn it interested, enchanted and scared us! As you can see from the photographs below we were all completely entranced. Afterwards we had a fabulous discussion about morals in stories. What do you remember from the tale? Was it true…?
This week our classroom was transformed into a school of magic! To help us to practice our measuring skills we created magic potions from a range of unusual and exciting ingredients. We worked in paris to pour and measure liquids accurately and calculate the volume of our potions. We have also been practising converting from ml to L. Mrs Money made a fabulous potions teacher!
This week we have been learning about different types of mountains and how they are formed. We worked in groups to research our type of mountain and planned our own presentation. We used Ipads to display photos and make simple slides to illustrate our explanations. We were all able to present clearly and make our performances engaging for the audience by adding humour and expression. We also learned loads about mountains!
All of year 5 have been working together to review and assess our gymnastics skills. We have practised different jumping and vaulting skills, rolling and balancing. We have performed partner balances and some of us have perfected the backwards roll! We enjoyed working with partners to decide how confident we all were in each skill and collaborating as a year group.