Class 5 have really enjoyed designing and making their finger puppets. They have impressed us with their threading needles, fancy stitches and decorative detail.
Some even got to show them during our celebration assembly.
How could you improve your design next time?
Class 5 were busy testing their sewing skills yesterday sewing on a bead, trying out a running stitch and designing a finger puppet.
Which part did you find most tricky?
Look at our fabulous hall of frogs, all created in our book fortnight. We have made a museum type display to show off our wire frogs, framed frog pictures and non-chronological reports written in English.
We hope you like it!
What would your collection look like?
Class 5 were surprised to find that the hall had been taken over by a multitude of frogs, ducks, dogs and other pets. They were very excited to find out what this term’s book fortnight was going to be about. Some of their suggestions included, ideas about kidnapped pets, invasion of ducks and frogs on the run.
What imaginative young minds you have class 5!
What do you think will happen next?
Class 5 had a lovely time on Friday doing activities linked to the Queen’s 90th birthday. This included dressing up in red, white and blue and included planning a street party with a very strict budget. We also made and flew our very own Union Jack kites with pride in the afternoon.
What was your favourite activity throughout the day?
Class 5 have been learning about the different phases of the moon.
We made a model to demonstrate this, showing the positions of the moon at different times in the month.
Can you explain the difference between a waxing and waning gibbous?
As part of our space topic we looked at the Geocentric and Heliocentric models of the universe.
We then researched the astronomers who proposed these theories, Ptolemy, Copernicus and Galileo and presented our findings.
What is the difference between these two models?
Class 5 were busy using mathematical language to calculate the distances of the planets from the sun, using a scale.
They were surprised to see how close Mercury, Venus and Earth were in relation to the sun and then at the other end of the playground and barely visible was Neptune, at an amazing 45 metres away!
What surprised you most about the distances?
A mad day of science was enjoyed by all. The exciting morning activities started with balloon rockets, alien gloop, making paper aeroplanes and magnet races. There was then a selection of main activities including, making egg parachutes, which was very tricky making something solid enough to protect our eggs, lava lamps and even exploding volcanoes on the school playground! In the garden, Mrs Oliphant and Mrs Harper were busy offering science linked to growing, with all the children helping out to plant ready for our very own allotment.