Author Archives: Class 5

Growing Plants

Today in class we have been looking at what plants need to be able to grow. We found that they need water, air (carbon dioxide), nutrients and sunlight. We will be experimenting this week to see if we can grow a plant using 5 different methods. We have placed a seed in 5 different paper cups and each one has such either soil, cotton pad, paper towel, foil and also one empty cup. We are looking forward to seeing the results!

Have you tried growing vegetable plants?

Writing An Important Letter

Today in class we have been writing an important letter to either Queen Elizabeth or the Prime Minister Theresa May about deforestation in the Amazon Forest. In our letters we have explained the facts such as, every minute a forest the size of 20 football fields are being chopped down. We hope our letters will help change things for the better, and save our rainforests.

What can you do to help save our rainforests?

 

Measuring

This morning in our maths lesson we looked at measuring in mm, cm and meters. We found various items round the room to measure. This included measuring our work book, table and pencil.

Have you measured how tall you are in cm, mm and meters?

 

 

Cricket

Class 5 have been extremely active practising our cricket bowling. We made sure our hand pointed towards the stumps and we kept our arm straight as we released the ball.

Can you spot the ball?

Photography

Today we have started to look at what makes a good photograph. We looked at photos of the rainforest and discussed the angle, focus and perspective of the photographs. Next, we had a go at taking photos using perpespective to change the size of different objects. We are going to continue this throughout the term.

Story planning

In literacy today we have been planning an adventure story using a story mountain. We did this in groups and used the Maya story of the Hero Twins as an example that we could change.

Do do you know the Hero Twins story?

 

Shropshire Salumi.

Today we were visited by Will from Shropshire Salumi. He taught us about how he designs and creates new Salumi products. We used a mixture of salt, pepper, chilli, oregano and rosemary to make our own delicious pork patties.

Which flavours would you choose?

Understanding feelings

In our topic work today we have been talking about our feelings. We have been discussing synonyms for adjectives such as horrified, miserable and excited. We made a keynote presentation of these synonyms with pictures showing our facial expressions.

Can you think of a synonym for delighted?

Echolocation

In our science today we have been exploring echolocation. We discussed how bats use echolocation to catch their prey. We watched the waves ripple on the surface of water and compared them to sound waves. Finally, we played a game of Marco Polo to show how sounds bounce back off objects.

Can you think of any other animals that use echolocation?

 

Fractions of amounts.

Today we used multiplication and division skills to find fractions of amounts. We followed the rule:

Divide by the denominator then times by the numerator.

Can you find two-fifths of 20?