Modelling Mayhem!

This afternoon in class we are experimenting with bulbs, motors and wires…we are making circuits.  We are also modelling and building our machines that we have created.  We have cardboard boxes, wooden sticks and many more materials to make our machines.  Our machines are inspired by William Heath Robinson, who drew complex inventions.

Written by Xanthe

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Building 3D Shapes

This morning, we explored 3D shapes, thinking about their properties and the 2D shapes we could see on their faces.  After that, we tried to build them using straws and plasticine.

We then learnt about nets of 3D shapes and Ms Boxall challenged us to draw nets of cubes and other 3D shapes.  We only found out if our nets were accurate when we tried to build the shapes.

 

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Later this week, we are going to use this learning to help us build our prototype models of the inventions we have been designing.

 

Bridge Building Challenge!

On our first morning as a new Year 5 team, members of 5W and 5M came together to try to build the strongest bridge possible…using only cardboard!

We had a great time and found out a lot about how folding can strengthen a material.  We also practised our maths skills whilst adding and subtracting weights.  Recording our results in tables meant that we could analyse our results and find out which structure was the strongest.

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Year 5 School Journey to Wick Court Farm

We made it! We’re having a great time and we’ve done so many amazing things. We’ve fed the pigs, fed the cows, fed the chickens, collected eggs, mucked out the geese pen, witnessed the birth of two lambs, did some gardening, landscaping for new beehives and cleaned up horse poop!

We’ve also learnt how to clean up after ourselves so when we get back home, we’ll be more than happy to show you our housekeeping skills!

We are waiting outside the boot-room ready for for hard days work on the farm!
In the barn, waiting to feed the animals.
Feeding the dragon composter!
Now you see why it’s called The Dragon!
Bahhhhhhhhhhh
Did you know that some chicken eggs are blue?
Chicken
We were so lucky that we witnessed two lambs being born. We named them Edmund and Waller!
Cleaning out the goose house

New born lambs!
Amazing!

 

Natural History Museum Visit

On Friday 19th January, Year 6 visited the Natural History Museum to support their learning around their topic, ‘Life Cycles’.

They explored the Human Evolution gallery to add to their understanding and did some close observational drawing of birds and fossils of marine reptiles.

What were the most interesting things that you saw? What more did you learn on our visit?