STAR OF THE WEEK!
A big well done to this week's stars!
Stars of the Half Term
Stars of the Week (Week Commencing 11.12.17)
Oxford Science Workshops
We really enjoyed our Science mornings with Oxford Science. We had to solve a crime by becoming forensic scientists. Firstly we were taught lots of Science skills: we mixed substances; diluted substances; dissolved them; shook them; observed them; tested them with iodine and then worked out whether they were acids or alkalines using litmus paper. Once our skills were up to scratch, we were given a mystery substance, found at the crime scene, to try to identify. We all had really good fun and learnt lots.
Today Bedgrove Juniors took part in their first 'House Day.' Children worked with other members of their team to build something that could float. They designed, built and then tested their models. The children showed great cooperation throughout the school, it was lovely to see them working so well together.
Well done to the Van Gogh Greens, their Christmas village was chosen as the winning float. Van Gogh Greens have been awarded a mufti day, the date will be confirmed shortly.
Stars of the Half Term!
Huge congratulations to our stars of the half term!
Books your child might enjoy
At parents' evenings this week, lots of parents asked for suggestions for more challenging books and classic fiction that they could share with their child or books that might get their boys more engaged with reading. Here are some links to websites that list possible next steps in books for your child. There are lots of similar websites out there but I thought these book suggestions all looked interesting. Happy Reading!
Later in the term we are going to be making our own volcanoes. To do this we are asking the children to bring in an empty 500ml bottle, a cereal box and as much newspaper as you can spare!
Many thanks in advance,
The Year 5 Team
Exploding Earth Wow Day!
We have had a great start to the Autumn Term with our 'Exploding Earth' Wow Day. We learnt what to in an earthquake and we built structures out of marshmallows and cocktail sticks and tested them on an 'earthquake' jelly base to see if they survived. Finally, we also created volcano artwork using tissue paper.