Maths of the Day
This is a new addition to our maths lesson which is designed to get the children active and working collaboratively whilst completing maths activities.
Motty the mascot often joins us in our lessons. How many times can you spot Motty in our photos?
Here's what the children think after trying a few activities:
I like it because it is really challenging and it gets me thinking. Owen
It's not just sitting at a desk, w e get to be up and active moving around while we do our maths work. Miriam
When we do maths of the day we get to work in groups or partners. I think this is good because we get to help each other and learn together. Amelia.
We all think it's really really fun! Hannah.
'Frozen in Time' by Ali Sparkes
Our class novel this terms has been this thrilling adventure/spy story by Ali Sparkes. Every chapter of this exciting book has kept us on the edge of our seats! It tells the story of two children, Polly and Freddy, who have been in cryonic suspension since 1956. They were helping their scientist father with his secret research into cryonics, when the threat of atomic war was very real. Prof. Emmerson was kidnapped by the Russians who took him to Chernobyl, leaving his children all alone in the hidden underground bunker. One day in 2009, Rachel and Ben (descendents of Polly and Freddy), accidentally stumble across the 1950s 'time capsule' bunker and awaken the two children from their 53 year slumber. From here their quest to find Prof. Emmerson begins ...........
Linked with our science topic of Earth in Space, Y5 have been creating our own rockets then launching then using a rocket launcher. We measured the distance they traveled, then analysed the different variables involved to find out what made some of them fly further. We eventually concluded that it was how airtight we made the nose cones of the rockets and the force with which we jumped on the rocket launcher which affected the distance they traveled the most. Isabel's rocket flew the furthest at 20 metres, closely followed by Jacob's at 16.5 metres.