We took part in a really fun science workshop. We had to analyze a crime scene and work out who committed the crime by looking at DNA, fingerprint and footprint evidence.
This week was science week and we started it off by carrying out some fun experiments. From figuring out why soap is such an effective hand wash to looking at the densities of different liquids.
Our new IPC topic is Mission to Mars. Check out these amazing mars rovers we made.
This week in Literacy we are learning about play scripts. Today we performed one.
As you know it is world book week and we had a visitor to our school. Also we dressed up as our favourite book characters.
Our timetables are something we work on each day and it's great to see the improvement from the beginning of the year. Here you can see just one of the ways we show of our knowledge.
In IPC we delivered a speech as a Mayan Priest to the Maya people explaining that we have seen the end of their existence and what can be done to avoid this.
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.
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 had our Roots for Food workshop. We learned how to cook a traditional Indian dish.
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 were learning some basic First Aid today. Please feel free to ask us about it at home.
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.
WELCOME TO THE SPRING TERM
In science we were learning about force. We used Newton Meters to measure the force different objects around the classroom exerted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today we watched a powerful performance on anti-bullying, performed by the Box Clever Theatre Company.
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.
Prayer session with Brother David.
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.
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 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.
We began our first science lesson of the year by looking at materials and their different properties.