Year 5 have been speed dating this week…speed dating each of the planets!
After five minutes of becoming an expert on their specialist planet, it was then a matter of speed to find out as much information about each of the other planets in a three minute date.
We think eight dates in an afternoon was really quite tiring, not to mention the fact we were also expected to make a fact file on everything we had found out – what a busy afternoon of science!
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.
Sometimes you wait an age for ‘show and tell’ and then two come along on the same day!
First, we had Ava’s fabulously detailed shoebox Viking longhouse which looked exactly like the environmentally friendly homes we had been taking notes about.
Then, we had Jess’s four-layer chocolate and icing longhouse which left our classroom beautifully scented (and cleared the fridge of butter, we hear).
Thank you to both girls for taking their learning and curiosity beyond the classroom.