This term in Arctic we are looking at Living Things and their Habitats. WE are going to be looking at a varitey of life cycles starting with the life cycles of a plant. This week we have planted Peas and will the looking at how they germinate and to track their lifecycle.
This week in English we have been carrying on exploring Newspapers. We have been looking at the difference between Direct and reported quotes. We interviewed one another and reported on the Firework festival from the Book we have been reading - Fire Work Makers Daughter. They got into character and created some fantastic quotes.
This week we have been carrying on our Art and DT project. First, we made Chinese warriors using cardboard, then we re created these warriors using Terracotta clay. Well done Arctic, they look fabulous!
Arctic class looked very different today; they came into school dressed as their favourite book to celebrate World Book Day. We spent the majority of the day reading and enjoy books of our choice. What a lovely day we had!
This week Arctic class flew straight back into Science. We have been looking at Earth and Space and this week we began to understand how the Earth and Moon orbit and rotates around the Sun. We looked into how and why we have day and night and demonstrated this by using a torch to represent the sun and a ball to represent earth. We were able to show how the shadows change throughout the day by rotating the ball and how Day and Night occurs.
This week we started a new topic in English, We have begun looking at Poetry and looking into the depths Ballads. We explored old and new Ballads and begun looking into the Highwayman. As Ballads are usually told through oral storytelling, we practised retelling the story and embellishing our own parts. There were some fantastic examples.
This week Arctic took part in Outdoor learning. We learnt what is needed when lighting a fire and discussed why a fire is important when outdoors. We found it hard initially to use the Flint Spark Lighters, but with perseverance and encouragement from our classmates we all managed to use the sparks to light our cotton wool. Well done Arctic 5 for your first outdoor learning for year 5!
After making Spring Rolls last week, we have been evaluating how delicious our Spring rolls tasted and choosing what ingredients we would like to keep in ours when we create our own Spring rolls. After reading the evaluations, we look forward to seeing how Arctic Class Spring Rolls will turn out.
Friday 14th January 2022
Following in from last week where we tested our taste buds and tried spring rolls. We followed a recipe and tried to re-create some of the delicious spring rolls we tasted last week. We explored a variety of skills required for cook such as cutting, grating and cracking eggs and they turned out really well although some of the recipes may need tweaking next time.
What paper is the most effective for transporting hot food?
We have begun to investigate and in groups planned and conducted an investigation using a variety of paper types and marbles. We have yet to add grease into the equation but will be investigating soon.
Friday 8th January 2022
We had an exciting first week back where we have immersed ourselves into our new topic China. This week we have learnt about the Geography of China and starting to understand about the culture. We made have lucky envelopes, inside the lucky envelopes we have added our New Year’s Resolutions.
In English this week, we have been looking at how the English language is always evolving. We recreated some scenes from the Railway Children using language from the 1900’s and then tried to re-create the same scenes using informal language and slang used in recent times.I think we all extended our vocabulary from the 1900’s and recent times.
Friday 1st October 2021
This week in Arctic Class we have started to explore the different features of a Quest story and designed our own Viking Quest board game. In English, we planned and designed them with our learning partners making sure all elements of a Quest story were incorporated into our games. Then, we had the opportunity in Art to bring our board This week in Arctic Class we have started to explore the different features of a Quest story and designed our own Viking Quest board game. In English, we planned and designed them with our learning partners making sure all elements of a Quest story were incorporated into our games. Then, we had the opportunity in Art to bring our board.
Friday 24th September 2021
This week in Arctic class, we took part in our Viking day. We had a visitor come into school where we explored a Viking village and found out about the different craftsman ships they used to do in the Middle Ages. We were fortunate to have ago and create some exciting things.
We then found out about different Viking battles and how they would defend themselves against their enemies, we even had a chance to show our defensive skills.
The afternoon consisted of being archaeologists and digging for Viking artefacts and researching the different things, we found.
They all had a fantastic day!