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Children in Year 5 have been looking at real life situations related to maths. We role-played different job roles including aTailor so we could measure material, a Greengrocer so we could weigh out fruit and vegetables, a Clock Maker so we could look at time and a Scientist so we could learn more about capacity! The children then had to make up their own word problems for others to solve.
The following video is for Year 5 children to use as a revision tool; try to learn the facts!
Our new Science topic is Earth, Sun and Moon. This week we learnt about the relative sizes of the three and the distances between them. Using a marble to represent the Moon, a tennis ball to represent the Earth and a basket ball to represent the Sun, we moved further away from one another until all three orbs looked about the same size.
We learnt that this is an optical illusion; the Sun and Moon appear to be the same size in the sky because the Sun is a lot bigger than the Moon but further away from Earth. Putting the marble and the basket ball side by side we could see they were different sizes but from a distance the basket ball looked tiny:
In this week's Science with Miss Foster we learnt all about reversible changes. We took turns to melt chocolate from a solid to a liquid, then poured into moulds before putting into the fridge to set and turn it solid again. We found out that an example of an irreversible change is when an egg is cooked, as once the yolk becomes firm it can never turn back into a liquid. Take a look at the photos below.
In Science with Miss Foster we have been learning about the water cycle. We worked together in our table groups to create collages of the water cycle; we had lots fun! Take a look at the photographs below:
Heart Art Update!
In this week's science lesson with Miss Foster Year 5 had a go at taking their pulse and recording the bpm before and after exercise. They put their results into a bar chart. Then the children worked hard to finish their 'heart art'. Take a look at the fabulous finished pieces below:
In this week’s Science lesson with Miss Foster Year 5 have been looking at the anatomy of the heart. They have just started to create pencil drawings, collages and 3D models of the heart which they will label once finished. Take a look at the pictures below and check the website regularly for updates on the progress of these wonderful pieces of work:
In Science with Miss Foster Year 5 have been looking at the relationship between diet and health. They looked at and acted out two stories to show this.
Take a look at their amazing videos below.