Monday, 26 January 2015

Science - Evaporation

Today 5Poplar began the investigation of "Does the size of the container affect the amount of water which is evaporated?" Each container has the same amount of water in (100ml). In three days the groups will measure the amount of water that has evaporated to see whether their prediction was correct or not. Which container do you think will lose the most amount of water and why?

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Science - Filtering and Sieving

Today 5 Poplar investigated separating different materials by sieving and filtering. Here are some pictures of what they got up to! Do YOU know the difference between filtering and sieving?

5Rowan - Dance

Look at these groovy moves!


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Maths - Converting Metric and Imperial Units

This week 5 Poplar have been investigating converting metric and imperial units! Here are some more pictures of the class using scales, rulers and measuring jugs to help them!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Separating Materials

Science this week saw us trying to work out how to separate different materials.
First we had sand and Pasta.
For this we needed a sieve.

Then we had sand and water.

For this we used filter paper.

Finally, we put sugar into water. 

When we mixed the solution the sugar disappeared- it dissolved.
We have left our sugar solution to see what happens over time.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Maths - Converting Metric to Imperial units!

Here are some pictures of year 5 working in pairs trying to solve different questions stuck around the room involving converting metric and imperial measurements!

Friday, 16 January 2015

Maths - Long multiplication

Ryan used long multiplication for the first time today! Look at this fantastic sum he has managed to solve by himself! Well done Ryan, keep up the hard work!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Raiders, Revolts and Reactions

This half term, Year 5 have got a fun - filled adventure awaiting them!

We will be:
·         Writing a recount of our Christmas Day
·         Writing our own Myths
·         Looking at different Genres in Reading
·         Exploring Phonics and letter patterns in words.
·         Adapting a Myth into a play script.
We will be learning about:
  • Negative numbers
  • Long multiplication, square numbers and cube numbers
  • Addition and subtraction of large numbers involving money
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
We will be:
  • Investigating the properties of materials
  • Using these properties to separate a mixture
  • Working scientifically on an investigation
Art & DT
We will be:
  • Continuing with our sewing project
We will be:
  • Performing songs as a whole class and in groups
We will be:
  • Finding out all about the Anglo- Saxons: where they came from, how they lived and how they have influenced our lives today.
We will be:
  • Looking on maps at countries in Europe in the 8th century and how they differ from today.
We will be:
  • Having dance every Tuesday afternoon working on balances.
  • Having Football every Friday afternoon.
We will be:
  • Thinking about whether Sikh stories are important today.
We will be :
  • Learning about Algorithms: writing our own and debugging ones that already exist.
We will be:
  • Looking at what attributes make an effective learner.
  • Recognising and celebrating our own achievement.
  • Applying what we have learnt.
We will be:
  • Learning new vocabulary for items in the classroom and describing their position.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Games tomorrow

A quick reminder that games is on Friday. This half term we are learning about Football. Please make sure you have jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt as the weather is cold as well as trainers or boots that can get muddy!

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Welcome back

On our first day back we spent the morning revisiting what makes a good recount text and writing our own about our Christmas Day.