Happy New Year!
This has been a busy month and an amazing start to the calendar year. We have done so many exciting things and have loads of exciting things to look forward to. Here is what some of our Year Five children thought of January:
Some of the exciting things that we have done are: pasta making, new maths journeys, in English we designed our own cracking contraption machine, thermal insulators and conductors in science and in geography we are studying tectonic plates, mountains , volcanoes and earthquakes.
To go into more detail about maths we have been doing …column long multiplication and bus stop method. This has been a bit tricky for a few of us (since it's a complicated skill) but we got the hang of it!
In English we made our own designs of a 'Cracking Contraption',
based off of a show that you will probably know... Wallace and Gromit! We have made many different designs, such as: The Food Machine, The Reading Robot and The Homework Minion!
During this topic, our journey was to write an explanation text about our machine!
In science we are learning about thermal conductors and insulators in our 'Properties of Material' unit of work. One of the CRAZY experiments we have done so far is a fair test on how fast ice will melt in different materials such as: wool, tin foil, bubble wrap, paper and many more.