Monday, 26 April 2021
In Reading, Year 5 have been learning about alphabets different to English. We learnt that some alphabets have less or more characters than the English alphabets, some language use symbols and some languages are read from right to left. We really enjoyed hearing about the different languages that the children in Year 5 speak.
Our new Science topic is 'Earth and Space'. This week we have investigated the scale of the Sun, Earth and Earth's moon. We used physical objects in the playground to understand their sizes and the distance between them. Some of us were very surprised at how large the sun is and how far away it is from Earth!
In this photo, the chocolate box represents the Sun and the Blu Tack represents Earth.
We have had a very busy week working together to care for our garden!
We began by planting petunias and marigolds. The children in Year 2 have been learning about parts of a plant and how plants grow so were very excited to see the roots on these. The seeds in our potting shed have started to germinate too and we check them everyday to see how they are growing and changing. We planted spring onion, carrot and beetroot seeds and are always watering!
Year 5's Titanic Day was a huge success! We discovered so much about this famous vessel, which tragically sank in 1912, and are looking forward to our new topic this term.
Some of the activities we did were:
- Making a 3D porthole
- Immersing ourselves in the emotions felt by the passengers before and during the short voyage
- Investigating the different types of tickets and experiences that people would have had
- Discovering some of the reasons why people chose to travel on the Titanic
- Generating figurative language to describe the ship, sea and iceberg