Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Les colours

In French we have been greeting each other and deciding what we like and don't like. This week we revised our colours as well.
 Quelle coleur que t'aime et n'aime pas?

Our learning about Sikhism begins

Learn more about Sikhism by going on the link below-

Monday, 29 September 2014

Day and night

We learnt how the Earth has Day and Night. To illustrate this we made these cool interactive and annotated diagrams!

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Spellings set Friday 26th September

These spellings were set Friday 26th September. They look easy but all need to be spelt correctly in context.

"They're going to put their bags over there."

"I went to the beach and saw two dogs, it was two too many!"

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Monday, 22 September 2014

Milly's magic

Look what fantastic work Milly did over the weekend - if you want to know anything about our Solar system, she is the one to ask!
Well done Milly.

Investigating shadow lengths through the day

As it was a brilliant sunny day, we set up an experiment in the playground. We first predicted what we thought would happen. Then came back at intervals throughout the day.

We shall be using the data to plot a line graph later in the week. Watch this space for more photos.
Here are our results.

Explaining Explanations

We looked at the structure and language features of explanation writing today. We found the structure is like the instructions we looked at last week but there  are some language features that are new that we need to learn about.

Friday, 19 September 2014

What makes good in our multiplication grids?

We have written instructions for how to do the year 5 Poplar multiplication grids.  

This week time how quickly you can do a grid!

These are the spellings due in Thursday 25th September, to be tested Friday.

Sent from my iPad

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Big Instructional Writing

Today we have gathered all our knowledge of What Makes Good Instructional Writing and written some recipes to be proud of! 

How do we get the seasons?

We have looked at how Earth has an imaginary axis running through it from the North Pole to the South Pole. It is also tilted to 23 degrees and this is why we have seasons. As we orbit the sun, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the sun, it is closer to the sun so it is Summer. When the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the sun, it is further away from the sun so it is Winter.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Scaling recipes

We had great fun investigating what would happen if we needed our scone recipe to make different amounts of scones. 
The first group had a recipe that made 4 scones. They looked at what would happen if they wanted to make 8 scones, 10 scones or 12 scones.
The second group had a recipe that made 8 scones. They looked at what would happen if they wanted to make 12 scones or 2 scones.

Catch the scones before they're ...sssscone! (RRS)

The children had great fun going in groups to the kitchen where they read and followed a recipe to
make some delicious scones in preparation for our Big Writing tomorrow - A big thank you to Mrs B and Mrs M.

This weeks spellings are Topic words.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Mad for multiplication

We've been looking at how we can use times tables we already know to make new ones! The secret is out - we ca use doubling. Here are some examples.

Longitude and Latitude Lines

Today we learnt all about the imaginary lines that people use to map places in the world.
These lines are measured in degrees.

Monday, 8 September 2014

It's a great big solar system! (RRS)

We've been learning about the Solar System and making up mnemonics to try to remember their order! Then we worked out a scale so we could draw all the planets on the play ground.
Compare the sizes of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars to Jupiter.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Welcome to the new school year in Poplar and Rowan Classes

We've had an amazing start to the term! This week we have written about our best holiday moments, thought about numbers in the millions and started our topic " Out of this World " brainstorming about space and imagining and describing aliens!