In Science this week, we have explored reversible and irreversible changes. We tried out different experiments, including making toast and separating sand and water, to see which changes we could reverse.
We even had a look at what happens when you add vinegar to bicarbonate of soda!
Can you name any reversible and irreversible changes?
We are over half way through the first half term and the children have been busy learning!
Firstly, we have been looking at Garageband in Computing and learning how to create our own music track!
Then in Science we tested different materials to see if they were electrical conductors or not.
In addition, we have now started making our interesting and exciting board games!
This week we have been learning all about gold! On Friday we started to write non-chronological reports about this precious metal. Pine’s writer of the week goes to Lacey, who wrote an engaging introduction and used lots of different writing techniques when explaining what gold is. Well done Lacey!
Last week we imagined we had been whisked away by a portal and landed in the Kingdom of Winterbourne, Alchemy Island. We wrote narrative openings describing this. Thelma was chosen for writer of the week because of the way she built suspense in her writing. Well done Thelma!
This week in D and T, we have been designing board games based on Alchemy Island. We used the map to plan out a game board and created our own rules! There were some fantastic, original ideas!
Visit the blog soon to see how the games turn out!
In Science we received a delivery of unusual items from Alchemy Island. We studied the materials, described them and compared them based on their properties.
We also answered a riddle: I am hard, rigid and transparent. What am I? Do you know the answer?
Pine and Poplar, welcome to Year 5! What a busy first week we have had! This half term we will be exploring the fantasy land of Alchemy Island, where we will embark on a quest to find the gold!
We will be writing fantasy stories and reports on gold, as well as exploring the island further to find out the secrets it holds!
We have also started to read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis, which is a book about a different fantasy land! We can’t wait to find out what happens in the story!
We are going to have a fantastic year!
Miss Caldwell and Miss Middleton