This morning, we carried out an experiment to see how the size of a parachute affects how quickly it falls to the ground. Our scientists were hard at work making sure the parachutes were all ready for this experiment and then testing them in the outdoor classroom.
Leave a comment with the conclusion of your results, and why you think it happened.
Click here to find out a little more about air resistance.
In science lessons this half term we have begun to learn about different forces. Today we brought these forces to life by acting as gravity and air resistance on a parachute. The pupils stood holding the edge of the parachute acted as gravity pulling the parachute down towards the centre of the Earth, while the pupils stood underneath were acting as air resistance pushing up against the parachute. We also investigated into how the size of the parachute could effect the amount of air resistance pushing against the force of the gravity.
During Tutor Time we were reading and sharing some of our favourite books in honor of World Book Day. The class were going round to see which books other pupils had brought in and discussing why they enjoy them so much. I know I have found a new book I want to read due to Emily B's recommendation of 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' which sounds fascinating!
I also read the opening chapters from one of my favourite books 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl. Click here to watch an opening scene dramatisation created by the BBC.
Leave a comment of your favourite book and say why you love it, hopefully it will inspire someone else to try reading it!
In Room 4 we have recently developed a Book Corner, exclusively for Year 5. If you need to find an appropriate book come and have a look.
Buddy Time today saw the launch of the year 5 & 8 time capsule project. Each member of year 5 will create a time capsule which they will then get to open again when they are in year 8. Today was the chance for our year 8s to open the time capsule they created when they were in year 5. Things in their time capsules included photos from when they were in year 5, hand prints and shoe sizes at the time, letters from their buddies and notes to themselves from three and a half years ago. It was lovely to see how much the year 8s have grown within three three and a half years since they closed up their time capsules and to think about how much our current year 5s will as well!
One of our year 5 tutor groups has had a focus on team building in PE this week. Unfortunately, a few members of the class were not able to take part in the physical activity today and so instead became a fantastic reporting team for the lesson. They have put together the following report and photographs.
We are learning about teamwork this lesson and to help that we have been split into two different teams, boys vs girls to complete some different challenges. The aim of the lesson is for everyone to work better in their team and bond together even more than we already have since the start of the year. Some of the challenges the class has faced this lesson are: moving into height order on the bench without falling off, going from the darkest to the lightest hair colour and getting into shoe size order. The teams also had to make their way from one side of the gym to the other with only two mats! If anyone fell off a mat and touched the floor their team had to wait 5 seconds before they could move again. The overall effect of the lesson has worked! Each team is acting competitively, but working together to achieve each task as quickly as they can to earn points for their team.
By Amy, Holly and Daisy
In Maths today we have been learning to compare and order fractions by converting them to have the same Denominator. This then allowed us to see which one would be bigger.
Rowan wrote a very tricky problem for us to have a go at, can you solve it and leave your answer as a comment?
Bob cut a cake into 12 slices.
He then took 5 pieces.
Rhianna took the remaining pieces and cut them into the smallest even number possible.
The then took 9 pieces.
Who ate the most cake?