We were learning some basic First Aid today. Please feel free to ask us about it at home.
In Literacy we were looking at using direct speech in the context of an interview. We will use direct speech later on in the week in our newspaper reports.
We had our Roots for Food workshop. We learned how to cook a traditional Indian dish.
In Literacy we did a Role on the Wall activity which involved us draw an outline of a person and filling the inside with details about that characters personality, thoughts and feelings. We filled the outside with details on what on other characters thought of them. The character we were focusing on was Michael from the book Kensuke's Kingdom.
We were looking at the life cycles of a butterfly and frog in Science. We had to correctly order the different stages in their life cycles.
WELCOME TO THE SPRING TERM
Dear Parents and Guardians. My name is Mr McNally and I will be teaching Year 5 this year along with Ms Nobrega. We are looking forward to the year ahead and meeting you all in the near future.
We began our first science lesson of the year by looking at materials and their different properties.
This week in Mathematics we were using the notes app on the i pads to help us add amounts of money using column addition. The important thing to remember was to line up the decimals.
In science we carried out an experiment. The aim was to see which material was the best insulator. We wrapped ice lollies in different materials and then measured how well the material kept the ice lolly cool. We had to make sure the test was fair. We were extra careful when it came to making sure the test was fair.
This experiment was all to do with conductivity. We formed a circle around the classroom and joined hands to create a complete circuit, this allowed electricity to flow and the bulb to light. We also looked at the inside of a plug and the dangers associated with electricity.
Prayer session with Brother David.
We have been studying Judaism in our Literacy this week On Tuesday we visited the Jewish Museum and learnt about the different aspects of Judaism.
Today we watched a powerful performance on anti-bullying, performed by the Box Clever Theatre Company.
This week in Science we carried out an investigation to test the grip strength of our shoes. We have been learning about how friction acts on moving objects.
Brother David visited us this week. We practiced our responses and hymns for the Remembrance Mass next Thursday with Bishop John Sherrington. Our singing voices were like that of Angels.
Our Remembrance mass was a special moment for all involved. We created our own poppies and included someone we would like to remember in the middle of them.
We have been studying air resistance in science. This led to us building our very own parachutes. Each parachute was attached to an egg in a cup. Would the parachutes deliver the eggs safely to the ground? We had to use everything we had learnt so far about materials and forces to do this. Thankfully, our egg astronauts landed back to earth in one piece.
In science we were learning about force. We used Newton Meters to measure the force different objects around the classroom exerted.