Year 5 Class - 5E - Spring 2017 - 2018

Things to remember;
 
Our dance day is Tuesday.
 
Our PE day is Wednesday.
 
Please make sure P.E kits stay in school all week. Tracksuits will be needed shortly as the weather starts to get a bit colder!
 
Homework is given out on Monday and should be returned completed on a Friday. Each week there will be a Maths and an English task connected to the work we will be doing in class that week. 
 
Spellings can be practiced every night using the look, say, cover, write, check method. And times tables can be practiced with speed and accuracy sheets.
 
These skills are very important as we prepare for Year 6! 
 
Please also try to read every night! Children who read every night and bring their reading records in every day will be rewarded with certificates and book marks as they progress up our reading ladder. 
 
We appreciate all of your time and help and hope to make lots of progress and have lots of fun this year!
 
Mr Edwards and Mrs Clewes
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Safer Internet Day
We have been learning the importance of staying safe online and who we can tell if we feel that someone is being rude or mean.
 
We all wrote pledges to say what we will do to stay safe when online.
Reversible and Irreversible Changes

We experimented with the amount of bicarbonate of soda we added to vinegar to see how much carbon dioxide was created as a bi-product.

 

We found out that the more you added the more gas was created unless you added too much and then the experiment didn't work as well.

Insulation Experimant
As part of our 'Properties of Materials' topic we tested different materials to see how well they insulated a cup of water.
 
We all had different roles in the team to make sure that the experiment went well.
Walker Art Gallery

Firstly, we walked around some of the galleries look at pictures from the 18th and 19th century. In our sketch books we recorded some of our favourite paintings and artists and some of the reasons why we like them. 

 

Then we chose one picture and sketched it into our books. We used a variety a materials to add colour and texture, including crayons, pastels and charcoal. 

We had a workshop with Debbie where we looked at a picture showing Meleager and Atalanta from Greek mythology. We studied the picture closely and tried to understand the story it was trying to tell. 

Code Studio
We are still making good progress using Code Studio. Some of the problems are getting a little bit tricky now though.