Monday 10th December – Friday 14th December 2018
This week in Science we had lots of fun using our knowledge of gravity, friction and angles to create marble runs. We were only allowed to use the equipment Miss Nash gave us and had to work as a team to problem solve our way to producing the slowest running marble run.
It was also performance week and finally, the children could show off their Christmas Carol Concert to all the grown ups. They put on a great performance and remembered their cues, dances and actions really well. Well done Atlantic - you should be very proud of yourselves!
This week in Atlantic, we have been looking at different cultures in PSHE and turned to our peers to learn more.
The children have all done lots of research and created interesting presentations in their own style to share with the class.
It’s been great to share their work, become ‘the teacher’ and listen to our classmates and ask questions about their work.
At the beginning of the week, we were lucky to have some BTech drama students in to perform a short play to us. The performance was all about confidence and self esteem. It was enjoyable and inspiring to watch and sent a great message to all students.
Year 5 had an amazing Viking Day and experienced what life would have been like for them.
The child were able to take part in a selection of activities in the morning and learnt how to make candles, herbal medicines, Thor’s necklace, woven longship sails and clay elf stones. They took part in shield training, illumination painting and a rune writing workshop. In the afternoon, they experienced an archaeological dig and discovered lots of old artefacts.
They had the chance to ask questions and deepen their knowledge about Vikings and were well prepared with great questions to find out more about the Vikings!
Overall a great day for all. Thank you again to the parent helpers who came and took part with us and to all pupils who have spent time to create excellent longboat models for homework.
We’ve been busy in Atlantic this week!
In science, our new topic is forces and we’ve started our learning by investigating gravity and the amount of force on certain objects. It was great to measure a range of items with a Newton meter and record our findings.
In English, we are beginning our acting careers.. now!
Reading, writing and performing play scripts linked to the classic text, The Wind in the Willows, has been enjoyable and we can’t wait to carry on next week.
Monday 12th November- Friday 16th November 2018
This week in Maths, we have been looking at measures and took our learning outside to learn all about metric and imperial equivalents.
It was great to work together as two classes and help each other!
Monday 5th November 2018 – Friday 9th November 2018
This week in Atlantic, we met our Reading Buddies and read them a story we had written. Both classes loved meeting to read together and talk about the books we liked.
We also had a lesson all about World War 1 to understand what Remembrance Day is all about and why it is important to remember and pay our respects. The children worked in groups and wrote some excellent poetry relating to the war.
Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018
This week in Atlantic, we have been learning MORE about the Solar System and matching aliens to their home planet. It was really lovely for everyone to share the facts that they’ve researched during our ‘Space’ homework activities.
In PE, we have continued playing Throw Tennis, but this week we added a competitive streak and changed courts to play other teams. We had to vary our tactics against different teams and work together as a team, stronger than before, to increase the points that were being scored.
Monday 15th October 2018 – Friday 19th October 2018
In English, we’ve been understanding how characters are portrayed and how other characters feel about them. We’ve explored the language used by the author and used the text to help us write interviews to question the main character. We worked in partners to create a interrogative interview to find out more about our character and were all eager to perform to the class!
In PE, we’ve been playing a game called ‘Throw Tennis’. We start in teams and need to earn points as the ball is bounced out of play. We had to work well as a team and discuss strategies which would help to earn more points. This was a challenge as Miss Nash kept adding more rules into the game, so we had to keep thinking as we were playing!
It’s been a fantastic first half term back to school and I hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable half term holiday. See you back on Tuesday 30th November.
Miss Nash J
Monday 8th October 2018 – Friday 12th October 2018
We have been really interested in our Science topic so far this term and had a whole day of ‘Space’ on Friday.
We learnt all about the history of the 1969 Moon landing, found out lots about Saturn V, Apollo 11 and the astronauts, who were part of the mission, and wrote newspaper articles to mark the event.
We also designed rockets and launched them on the playground. It was great observing which designs went the highest and discussing why.
Monday 1st October 2018 – Friday 5th October 2018
This week in Geography, we have been using photographs of a farm in the Cambrian Mountains to investigate the different landscapes and how the farmer earns a living despite living in a difficult area. We had great ideas of what problems he may face and spoke about how climate change could affect his crops, animals and daily routines.
We have also had a fantastic PSHE lesson, we started by playing the game ‘Stand Up’ and could visibly see the differences between people in our class. Everyone in the class participated in our discussion excellently and we are all aware of how everyone is unique and should be accepted and celebrated for their individualities.
Monday 24th September – Friday 28th September 2018
In Maths this week, we’ve been doing lots of subtraction. After we had learnt different methods, we took our learning outside and incorporated movement into our lesson. Whilst outside, we worked with a partner to explain exactly what we need to do to calculate the questions accurately and help encourage each other to work at a faster pace.
In English, we have been experimenting with a range of story openings and writing our own stormy settings; including descriptive vocabulary, structured sentences, dialogue, similes and personification. They have been great fun to write and we’ve enjoyed thinking about uncontrollable storms and describing them to have a clear picture of what is happening.
In French, we’ve been discussing our siblings and creating class surveys of how many brother and sisters each of us have.
Monday 17th September – Friday 21st September 2018
This week, Atlantic have been investigating shadows.
We went outside in groups tracked a person’s shadow at several time intervals throughout the day.
Then we discussed the position of the Sun and Earth’s movement and how this makes our shadow move during the course of a day.
Thursday 6th – Friday 7th September 2018
Welcome back to school!
Atlantic class have started year 5 learning about ASPIRE and thinking about how these values can help us to achieve our future aspirations. They have shown excellent examples of Growth Mindset through a variety of activities. We know we need the right attitude towards our learning to do our best!
As a class, we have been on a ‘Mission to Mars’ to inspire some creative writing, developed our teamwork and communication skills with some outdoor games and learnt all about the Atlantic Ocean and what our class name means.
All of that in only two days, what will the rest of the year bring?