Friday, 6 July 2018

Ground Force Day!

Today year 5 helped Ms Hawkins to develop out outdoor learning area. And had great fun too!

Friday, 18 May 2018

Reproduction of flowering plants.

Class 5 studied the reproduction of flowering plants by dissecting daffodils and making careful annotated drawings.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Friday, 16 March 2018

Open afternoon

Just a few photos of parents sharing in the children's application of learning in class and their creative home learning projects. Thank you to parents for joining us to celebrate and share in our learning. A lovely afternoon was enjoyed by all.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Creative application of learning

Following on from our last blog which ended with a difference of opinion about whether aluminium foil is a conductor or an insulator, today we discovered the truth. If you want to know how, read on...
Today year 5 applied their learning about circuits, conductors, insulators, food chains and life cycles in one neat project. They made quiz games that light up when you get the answer to a question correct!
This project involved working collaboratively, problem solving, research using the Internet, persevering when things didn't go quite right AND meeting a tight deadline. What do you think the answer to the foil conundrum is?Fantastic learning year 5! I'm a very proud teacher today!!
Tomorrow we will test the games out on parents at our open afternoon and get some feedback about our circuit making skills and the quality of our quiz questions.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Long time, no blog!

Our blog hasn't been working for a while but I'm pretty sure we're back on track now, so here goes...
Today class 5 investigated which materials act as conductors and insulators by interrupting a simple circuit. After a few minor hiccups, such as forgetting to include a battery in the circuit(!!), we successfully identified which materials were insulators and which were conductors.
Here are a few comments from the children about their learning:
"I thought that the magnet was going to conduct electricity, but it didn't."
"I discovered that when I tested the scissors, the blade (metal) was a conductor and the handles (plastic) were an insulator."
"I was surprised that all of my predictions were true."
"I discovered that the foil was not a conductor."
"I found that the foil did conduct electricity,"