In class 5 we are shooting stars!

Mr Evans Class 5 Teacher PE/School Sport Coordinator Geography Coordinator

Shooting stars we truly are,
Having fun, learning and going far.
Our potential we work to reach,
Outstanding is the goal for each.
Try our best in all we do,
Interesting topics for me and you!
Never giving up and being self smart,
Getting involved and taking part.
Super efforts receive an award,
Terrific team work is not ignored!
Always being nice and helpful and kind,
Reaching goals together leaves no one behind.

So in class 5, you will agree, each a star as bright as can be!

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It’s all counting… but not quite as we know it.

This week in Maths we have been looking at place.  To practice our place value skills we have been looking at numbers from other languages and trying to figure which number is which.  

With lots of discussion and head scratching we did it !! Well done year 5.

Keeeeeeeep counting…

Mr Evans

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Year 4 are Vikings for the day!

On Friday, Year 4 transformed into Viking villagers for the day. We travelled to Murton Park at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming outside York. We were guests of the Lord of the Manor in his Viking village. We had a go at various activities including farming, grinding wheat to make flour then using the flour to make bread, which was baked on hot stones around the fire in the longhouse. We made oil lamps out of clay and guarded the village against the Saxons who tried to invade! At lunchtime, the Lord invited us to join him in his Great Hall and provide entertainment, which we did admirably! We had a fantastic day and learnt a lot more about the Viking way of life.

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Electrifying Class 4

As part of our new topic on Electricity, we identified the different parts of a circuit, including the battery or cell, wires and crocodile clips, bulbs and switches. The children made a simple circuit and learnt that it had to be complete for electricity to flow. We then added a switch so we could control when the bulb went on and off. The children then asked their own questions and decided how to answer them: what happens if we have two bulbs in the circuit? what if we use two batteries? We will be moving on to investigating electrical conductors and insulators next week.

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Vikings in Yorkshire…

In History and Geography we looked more into where the Vikings settled in Yorkshire and the place names that they have left behind.


Did you know that Barnsley means Beorn’s Ley, the clearing belonging to Beorn?
Did you know that  Ravenscar means rock or scar inhabited by ravens?

We also created Warning Posters to warn the other Anglo Saxons about the Viking invasion and collected words from a Monk’s description of the Attack on Lindisfarne in 793AD.

 

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In R.E. we read the story of Jesus’ resurrection from different viewpoints…

…Mary Magdalene, Mary, Mother of Jesus, Peter and Thomas.  

We discussed the difference between faith, seeing and believing and recapped on the sequence of events leading to the Resurrection. 

We considered how the different characters felt and then in pairs interviewed each other.  We showed we could be empathetic and explore how the Resurrection felt for different people. 

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Does the rate of evaporation change with temperature?

With Science Week coming up next week, Class 4 were getting into the spirit of designing their own experiments to answer a question. This term we have been looking at States of Matter and especially the Water Cycle including finding out about evaporation and condensation. The children worked in groups to design and carry out their own experiment to find whether evaporation happened faster with a higher temperature.

Some of the designs were ingenious – especially the one involving suspending cotton wool over bowls of water at different temperatures!

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