As part of our Titanic project, some children made life-like models of the famous vessel out of cardboard, wood and other crafting materials - two children even made Titanic cakes (which went down a treat)! Another medium were embroided t-shirts of Titanic and there even was a fully knitted Titanic! Although many models took hours or even days to make, everyone who participated truly enjoyed making their models!
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When the chicks arrived everyone enjoyed admiring the eggs and where thrilled that soon they would hatch and we could hold them when they became bigger. We were only expecting 5 of the eggs to hatch however it was a positive result that 9 out of the 10 of the chicks hatched.
It was amazing when we witnessed not one but two chicks hatch when one of which when we filmed as time-lapse that we will be sharing with the rest of the school in assembly.
In our class we all drew our self-portraits showing what a great bunch we really are!
We know that we are all unique and should be treated equally.
Mrs. Copeland teaches us in a way which we can all have fun through learning.
By Lily, Evan, Daniel and Emily
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“I heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you haven't got your safety harness on, you haven't got your lifejacket on. You shouldn't be doing this . . . I was in the cold of the sea before I could even open my mouth to scream.”
Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone…
We have started reading our new class novel “Kensuke’s Kingdom” by Michael Morpurgo. We are so far enjoying the book and have already written a first person recount through Michael's eyes when he is washed overboard and fights for survival. We have also written a report about volcanoes which is linked to Mount Fuji as we believe that one of the characters, Kensuke, is from Japan. We also have designed a map of the island which Michael was washed up onto. The book is about survival on a tropical island. How will Michael and his dog, Stella Artois, cope? Who else is on the island and will they help them? We’ll have to find out!
We all have had a go at drawing in the style of 1950’s pop artists: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and David Hockney. We looked at the different styles and techniques of each artist and how they created each piece of work.
In English, we wrote a report comparing the toys from the 1950s with the toys of today. We also looked at how women’s roles have changed from then to now – in work, society, the media and the home.
We wrote a 'Mother Tells You How' style comic strip about household tasks and tips for the home and illustrated them when we were learning to write instructions.
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 was mentioned in the book and we took the opportunity to learn all about it and its after effects. We produced a newspaper report about the tragic events that took place.
We designed a poster advertising sweets and used sweets from the 1950s for inspiration. We used persuasive and descriptive language to intrigue the reader to persuade them to buy our products.
We all designed a time capsules to be opened in 2066. We chose items from 2016 like: iPhone, books, school supplies, watches, game consoles, CDs and computers/TVs which will probably be obsolete in 2066!
Mr Harrison (a secondary school science teacher) came in to build rockets with us and launch them! We had so much fun doing this project. We found out about particles and forces that would make our rockets travel.
On Tuesday Mr Basden came in with the planetarium for Year 5 pupils. We learned a lot about planets, stars, constellations, galaxies and so much more.
Please Enjoy These Images:
In science we are studying Earth and Space. It is amazing to see how the solar system really works! We are even going to be performing an experiment on the best insulator material for an astronaut's space suit.
In addition we are designing and making our own moon buggies in DT. These feature our own concepts based on the Lunar Rover that was active from 1971 - 1972 and also on models developing for the future.
Here are some Lunar Rover examples: