Year 5 Weekly Highlights 3.2.23
This Week children from 5MR and 5 CR have written the highlights:
This week, Year 5 went to Hartford Stream, a tributary of the Beaulieu river. We walked around the stream and did tests (they were about the velocity, the width and depth). We also identified the features of the river. The forest was lovely and there were animals everywhere. We learnt loads about rivers including that the upper course went faster than the middle course.
We learnt about air and water resistance, as part of our forces science topic. We discussed how repeatability is important when doing experiments because it makes them more valid. In our lesson we tested how quickly plasticine fell in a tube of water when it was moulded into different shapes. We continued on our short division and multiplication methods in our Maths.
In Art, we are learning to sketch rivers including the upper course, middle course and the lower course. We are using different sketching techniques to show running water.
Written by Alfie and Tapan.
Across this week in Year 5 we have gone on our Hartford Stream school trip. There we learnt about the features of a river [such as meanders, tributaries and oxbow lakes]. We measured how deep and how fast a river flows by using a cork, two long sticks [bamboo] and a stopwatch. We compared two parts of a river to see which one was faster and which one was deeper.
In English, we are reading the Watertower. Today we wrote a 3rd person native using suspense tools (e.g. ellipses, repetition and vocabulary to create an eerie mood). We also used the other parts of our success criteria. The success criteria are to include language to create mood [suspense and tension], sentence length for impact, suspense tools and direct speech.Also our targets [everyone has a different target].
In Art, we are learning how to use techniques to create lines,shapes and tone in sketches of a river. We have been using techniques like stippling, hatching, cross hatching and circulism.
We even started a sketch of the upper course.
In Reading, we have been learning about Nelson Mandela. We skimmed and scanned through a text and had to answer questions in our book. We discussed the ingredients of an autobiography (past tense and it has to be your personal experiences).
In Science, we are learning about water resistance. We found out that the harder it is to push the water out of the way,the greater the resistance. We did an experiment where we dropped pieces of plasticine that were moulded into different shapes and we dropped them into a cylinder full of water. We found out that the shape that fell the fastest was the sphere with a hole in the middle.
In maths we have learnt the short division [bus stop method] And we have built on it to short division with remainders.
By Annie,Eleanor and Emma