This week the moon came to Leigh North Street! We developed our critical thinking by looking at possible evidence for and against the moon landing actually happening. A lot of our class were very sceptical about the moon landing actually taking place!
We then were then lucky enough to look at and even hold rocks sent from NASA. These were not any rocks as these rocks are actual pieces of rock retrieved from the moon!
Pacific class have been investigating air resistance by making spinners. We found the average time it took for a spinner to fall and investigated to find out if paper clips would have an impact on our results.
Our week started with some diving games and exercises lead by the teachers from Southend diving school. We all were then given a certificate and a free voucher to try out diving lessons for ourselves.
Later in the week we completed our stories set in Asgard with Loki as our protagonist. We produced some really pleasing work and then worked together to edit our friends’ adventure stories. We could all identify successful features and suggested where improvements could be made. We really enjoyed working in a group to edit someone else’s work before editing our own.
In Pacific class we have been continuing to immerse ourself in our Viking topic. Last week we produced our own creation stories and this week we have looked at quest and adventure writing.
First we completed a Now Press Play Viking activity to help us prepare for our own Viking quest stories. We had a great time reenacting the role of a Viking child heading on an adventure. We then found out all about key Norse myth characters. We focused mainly on the character of Loki as he will be our protagonist when we write our own quest stories. In addition to this, when analysing Norse myth characters, we have also learned how to use point, evidence explanation (PEE for short!)
Monday 9th September 2019 – Friday 13th September 2019
This week we have started to learn from our new maths scheme called ‘Power Maths’. We have been working extremely hard in Pacific class to learn the new terminology and new ways of explaining our work. We have looked at concrete, pictorial and abstract ways of solving questions and really deepened our understanding of place value. This week we have been focusing on numbers up to 100,000 and looked at how to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000.
Thursday 5th September 2019 – Friday 6th September 2019
We have had a great first few days starting life in year five. We immersed ourself in our brand new topic of the Vikings. After exploring and researching Viking villages we then created our own miniature replicas and made some really creative designs! Over the next term we will be investigating the following question: ‘What did the Viking’s want and how did Alfred stop them getting it?’
We are looking forward to studying Norse myths next week in our English lessons!