In English we have been working on balanced arguments and preparing for a debate.
Today we have designed our own animals and written where they live, along with the climate, habitat, features and the type of food they eat. During the afternoon we then worked in teams to crack a secret code!
Wednesday afternoon was great fun! We made the front of a castle using boxes and plastic bottles. The whole class worked together designing the various features within the wall.
Maths week has been so much fun so far, and we have spent a lot of time outside in the sunshine! We have also walked down to Hadlow Village and collected data so that we are able to create bar charts, line graphs and pie charts.
During maths today we undertook an activity which was like a big game of leapfrog. A row of hula hoops acted as lilypads which we stood in. An equal amount of us stood each end and had to try swapping sides, but only one person moving at a time. We could only move forwards, one place at a time or over one person. Eventually we worked out how this was possible and managed to do this with the whole class!
On the 2nd of July 2018 we had the first day of maths week. Every hour we measured our shadows, each time they got shorter and shorter and they were moving clockwise. Some people even made a sundial, which was actually quite successful. Just before morning break, we tried to make as many 2D shapes as we could with natural resources. We did this in pairs or groups. Before P.E, we got given 2 different numbers, which were 8 and 9. We had to find different objects in quantities of those two numbers and then we took pictures of them, printed them off an then made cool collages with them. It was so fun and we are so excited about the rest of the week!
Science Day - Today we were learning about mammals’ teeth and their different diets. The three types of diets are omnivore, herbivore and carnivore. We researched facts on the computers, and then looked at real teeth and skulls in order to help us sketch them.
Please ensure you sign the new parental consent form that was sent home this week so that we are able to upload images of your children.
In computing we have been using a programme called Sketch Up and have learnt how to design different rooms within a house. Some of us have designed our dream bedroom!
During English this week we created a reflective story about the Rainforest and how deforestation is such a problem. This focus was on the changes characters make as they realise the reality of the future of the Rainforest.
So far this term Maple Class have produced some amazing pieces of homework. Thank you for all the support given.
On the 12th of June Year 5 went to Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre. We looked at the giant telescopes and played in the hands on centre and discovery park. My favourite part of the experience was the bridge building.
Today we had a surprise visit from Adam Boom, a Circus Performer. As well as learning how to hula hoop, we had races with the hoops, and learnt a variety of tricks, including how to drive a hoop!
This term our topic is focussed around South America and The Rainforest, touching on conservation. English will be linked in with our topic, and this week we have focussed on poetry. In maths we will be working on data and statistics, with some review over the year’s curriculum.