French trip stayers
While the rest of Year 5 were in France we had lots of fun in Kent!
On Wednesday we went to Howletts Wildlife Park. Although it was very hot we managed to see nearly all the animals; from prowling tigers, sunbathing lions and very active baby gorillas! On Thursday we researched French food and baked bread and brownies, we then had a picnic. Finally, on Friday we learnt how to play bowls at Minster Bowls Club.
Year 5 French Trip
Year 5 had an amazing trip to France this term. The children visited lots of different places from Nausicaa (The National Sea Life Centre) to Ambouts-Cappel School where the children met their pen-pals. They all had the chance to use their French speaking skills to communicate in a range of situations. They went to the market and supermarket and asked for and paid for foods using French vocabulary, whilst also having conversations with the pen-pals they have been writing to this year. All of the children that joined us on the French trip were well behaved and a pleasure to spend time with. We had a number of positive comments from members of the public and the children should be very proud of how polite and well-behaved they were.
In front of a partisan crowd, Year 6 ended victorious in both the football and rugby matches. The games were played in great spirit with both teams playing in a full-blooded manner but also fair.
In the football the Year 6 team showed great character and skill, qualities that will be missed next year. However, the Year 5 team also played some promising football and showed a huge amount of effort - the future of our school team looks good.
In the rugby there were great handling skills, fantastic running skills and plenty of passion from both teams but the Year 6 team ended up with a couple more tries.
Well done to both sets of players who played in each sport.
We have become fraction, decimal and percentage experts! Here we are convincing each other that 22/4 = 5½!
We have been exploring how to test our hypotheses (ideas) scientifically. We planned an investigation into air resistance, carried out fair test and then drew conclusions. Here we are as budding scientists!
Turquoise class have been sampling fruit from around the world, so far black grapes and pineapple are the most popular. Dates and lychees have come in last!
Thanks to Mrs Taylor, the whole of year five won tickets to visit Shrek’s adventure! We had an amazing time meeting the characters and travelling around Far, Far Away. Here we are celebrating our return to London with Shrek himself!
In Science we have been investigating materials. This week we were learning about dissolving. The children had to investigate whether skittles would dissolve in a range of different liquids. We found our results very interesting and the investigation allowed children to construct a range of different questions about different materials.
In Computing, we have been looking at communication and signalling. Last week we investigated semaphores, and this week we compared it to Morse code. The children had a great time creating Morse code signals using flashlights for their classmates.
In English, Year 5 has been looking at proper nouns. The children had fun investigating different proper nouns and adding them to large sheets of paper around the classroom. We had lots of fun trying to think of different proper nouns to include under all six different headings.