Our Solar System - the planets
This week in Science we had some exciting items on our tables to put in order. We decided that the items (mainly fruit) represented each of the 8 planets and put them in order from the Sun.
We then took this outside to make a playground-scale model of the Solar System, learning the relative distances between each planet and those distances in relation to the Sun.
We then made our own mnemonics, such as My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos!
After that, we did 'Solar System Speed Dating' to find out interesting facts about each planet before making our own 'Solar System in your pocket'.
Lots of learning, participation and curiosity!
Christmas Party time!
Year 5 enjoyed a fun-filled Christmas party with lots of dancing and games. Thanks to all who made this possible!
Who should be king in 1066?
This week we have been researching the 4 contenders to the throne in 1066 and their leadership qualities. We are going to use this research to create campaigns to argue why each contender should rightfully earn their title as King.
Computing - Scratch
In computing, we have used Scratch to learn about algorithms and how to use coding to make a game. These are some examples of our finishing product - a maze game! We let different children in the class have a go at playing our games.
World Mental Health Day
In light of World Mental Health Day, we wrote about times/situations in which we felt excited, angry, relaxed, upset, worried, embarrassed, grateful and proud.
We discussed how important it was to talk about our feelings, and that it is OK to feel these emotions.
In Science, we measured the effect of air resistance by making parachutes and testing the way they fell. Different groups could change one thing about their parachute: size, shape, material. This meant they could measure these variables against the effects of air resistance.