On Wednesday, we opened our minds and widened our eyes as the universe unfolded above us in a pop-up planetarium. One class at a time, we looked up at the wonders of space. This was no simulation: these images were the real thing. Every crater we saw on Mars or on the moon is actually there, photographed and documented.
We may not all want to do it for real, but no doubt there are budding engineers and scientists ready to contribute in some way to this exciting frontier area.
Thank you to Neil, who set everything up and let us handle space rock. He also made us proud to live in a part of the UK where components for space craft are built and developed.
Year 5 have started investigating what it takes to construct a hat. Our challenge was to make a working hat in order to identify the different components and how they fit together. We have also thought about the shape and … Continue reading →
Once again, pupils are trying their hand at teaching in Year 5.
Our learning unit homework was to research an Anglo-Saxon or Viking person of our choice and there were certainly some grizzly characters around to rival Grim Graham!
Congratulations to all who used creativity and independence as well as communication skills.
Special mentions to Tom (who read aloud to the whole class really confidently and took questions), Fin S (whose presentation looked like professional publishing), Kai (who put together a comprehensive powerpoint) and Holly (whose larger than life – literally – Viking caught all our attention).
HATS coming next to Year 5!
Any unused hats out there (fabric ones especially) we could use to investigate how hats are made, how they are similar and different, etc. please bring them in clearly stating if they are to be returned!!!
I am sure you have seen the advertisements aiming to recruit new students to the wonderful world of teaching. Apparently it’s a hard sell…..well, no such difficulties here.
Lucky Mrs Graham can make herself comfortable while the children teach each other. Today, volunteers used the smartboard to demonstrate progress in a very particular skill: adding numbers where the decimals simply don’t match up (235 + 4.5 + 87.36). What had seemed tricky the first time we tried it, became routine with a little bit of practice.
Thank you to those brave souls who tested out their skills and provided WAGOLLS for the whole class. Even better, they talked us through their methods.