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Spring Term

Potato Contours

Today in our geography lesson, we learnt about how height is shown on maps using contour lines. To demonstrate this, we used potatoes to create a contour map from. This showed us how the lines work using measurements for height and relief with different potato shapes.

Parachutes!

Our science experiment today meant we had to design parachutes to test air resistance. We used our results to conclude that bigger parachutes created more air resistance for a slower fall time. This meant the bigger parachute was safer. The children demonstrated great fair testing knowledge using key terms such as variables and control.

Mountain Research

 

The children have created some lovely research posters all about mountains. They worked in their new table teams to create some very informative posters detailing information such as how mountains are formed, famous mountains, expeditions and climate. 

Sparkly Start!

 

We kicked off our Ground Shakers topic with a sparkly start today! The children discovered that their new topic is all about mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. So, to start us off the children worked together to climb the equivalent of Snowdon. They took it in turns to tackle 4,610 steps together up and down the stairs while the other children waiting in class completed some beautiful Jen Aranyi inspired mountain artwork. 

Year 5's Dreams and Goals

 

We started 2022 looking at our new PSHE topic 'Dreams and Goals'. The children have thought today about their personal goals, both long and short term, and how they are going to get there. They wrote some notes in their Jigsaw Journal, then wrote their big goal on a cloud for this collective display. A motivating start to the year! smiley

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