Welcome to Class 5H with Mr Hutton
Our topic in geography has been South America. We have been learning all about the continent, as well as the natural wonders that it contains. This term, we have been leaning about the arguments for and against deforestation. The Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world. We discovered that 20% of the world's oxygen is created by the trees in the Amazon. However, we also learned that the logging companies generate a lot of money and provide jobs for the people that live there. In English, we have been learning how to write a persuasive text. We planned and conducted out own debates on whether or not deforestation should be allowed to continue. We worked in small groups to research and plan our own debate. Some of us argued for deforestation and others argued against it. Please feel free to come into our class on Friday afternoons after school to read some of the persuasive arguments that we wrote.
Happy new year and we hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break!
What a fun packed and busy start to the term that we have had. In science, we have started our new topic about materials and their properties. We have been learning about how materials can be classified based upon their properties, as well as creating our own chemical reactions to make new materials. Over the last half-term, we have been planning and conducting our own experiments to find out if materials are thermal and electrical conductors. We have used this knowledge to try and design a new pack lunch box which would keep our lunches at the same temperature all day.
We got into the Christmas spirit making paperchains. We got really enthusiastic and some of us carried on making them at home and and bringing them in. In the end we had such an enormous one that we just had to measure it in maths - it was 25.8m long!!
We then investigated the perimeter of our classromm to see if it would fit.
It did!! (You can see it behind us in this photo of our Christmas jumpers.)
We have enjoyed all the Christmas events this year - the Christmas production, the Christmas fayre, Christmas jumper day,
writing Christmas poems and making Christmas cam toys. We are looking forward to Christmas dinner and our carol concert.
We'd like to thank all our parents for their support at this busy time of year.
Merry Christmas from 5H!
In maths we have really been focussing on explaining our work. These photos show us solving problems in groups.
In science we have been making and testing boats. We tested our boats to see how streamlined they were during our lessons,
but then discovered that some of them had buoyancy problems! So, for homework, we designed and built boats which we could
test for buoyancy by filling them with marbles.
Year 5 were lucky enough to have been able to spend the day living as a Viking! Hilti came to visit our school and he brought along his massive collection of Viking weapons, clothes and artefacts. Many of us also dressed up as Vikings and we got to take part in a range of activities. Hilti taught us some traditional games which the Vikings played from an early age. These games developed the Viking children's strategical thinking and taught them to work together to win battles.
In science, we have begun to investigate and learn about forces. Already, we have learned that all forces are pushes and pulls. In class, we have been able to describe when forces are balanced or unbalanced and we have loved investigating famous scientists like Galileo and Isaac Newton. Today, our learning question has been, 'Can I investigate the effects of air resistance?'
We were tasked with helping a skydiving company to create the safest possible parachute. We decided to investigate whether or not the size of the parachute would effect the amount of air resistance it generated. Have a look at some of our team efforts below.
Welcome to class 5H!
Already, the children have made a great start to the academic year, settling in quickly to their new class and routines. Here, you will be able to see all of the exciting things that we have been learning about and doing in class. Check in regularly for updates and pictures of our learning journey.
We have started our term off by learning about the Vicious Vikings. We have been researching famous Viking explorers, as well as learning about the lesser known side of Viking life. During our guided reading sessions, we have started to read 'The Saga of Erik the Viking', by Terry Jones. We can't wait to finish it!
Please feel free to join us for our 'Meet the Teacher' session which will be held after school on Monday 18th September.