Welcome to Year 5!
Class Teacher: Mrs Taylor
Class TAs: Mrs Dunmall and Mrs Tracey
P.E. - Wednesday (all year) and Tuesday (Term 3-6).
Swimming - Monday (Term 1 and 2)
Homework - Set on Monday and due to be returned the following Monday.
Cooking - Wednesday (Term 3)
Forest School - Friday (Term 4)
Odd-Socks Day 2023
We kicked off our first anti-bullying day of the year by taking part in Odd-Socks Day.
Many of us wore odd socks to school to show that it is good to be unique and different!
In class, we talked about how we can be a good friend to others and what we should do if we ever see bullying at school or online.
We then talked about ways we can spread kindness and positivity around the school. We took these ideas and designed some odd socks, have a look at our creations!
Which sugar will dissolve the quickest?
We have been learning about soluble and insoluble materials. We discovered that some substances like sugar dissolve when mixed with water. Then Mrs Taylor told us about an argument in the staff room. The teachers were arguing about which sugar will be the quickest to dissolve (useful when they need to make a quick cup of tea!).
We decided to help by planning an experiment to find the quickest dissolving sugar. The following week we performed the experiment.
We tested 4 different types of sugar, thinking carefully about creating a fair test.
We discovered that icing sugar was the quickest to dissolve. We discussed why that happened, thinking about the structure of the sugars. We decided that icing sugar was the quickest because it's particles are smaller than the other sugars as it is powdered.
Ancient Egyptian Structures
This week we learnt about the different structures that the Ancient Egyptians built and what they were used for. We used the internet to research key information about some of the most famous structures and recorded it in our books. We discussed the difference between a pyramid and a temple. finally some of us got to design our own structure as if we were pharaohs, we even had a go at writing it's name in hieroglyphics!
Which material will be the best electrical conductor?
This term we have been learning about the properties of different materials.
This week we were focusing on electrical conductors and insulators.
We planned an investigation to answer our key question and decided which materials we wanted to test.
Then we built a working circuit and tested the different materials we had chosen.
We recorded our results in a table and then used this to write our conclusions!
Egyptian Death Masks
This term in Art we are learning about building sculptures out of papier-mâché. We decided to tie it in to our project by creating Egyptian death masks. We researched into what they were like and designed our own. This week we began building our death masks using pre-made masks, masking tape and cardboard.
We're all really looking forward to using papier-mâché to make them strong next week!
We are Archeologists!
This week in project, we got to be archeologists. We learnt that they used different types of sources to help them learn about ancient civilizations, we talked about how archeologists often found artefacts when digging for history. After that, we used our skills to excavate 'artefacts' from Ancient Egypt. We recorded what we found, what it told us about Ancient Egypt and what questions we had.
We can't wait to learn more about Ancient Egypt!
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