In science today, we looked at which of 4 materials (plastic mirror, bubble wrap, grease proof paper or cardboard) would be best for making a model boat out of, to sail on a pond.
During term 3 we developed our sewing skills, working primarily on different joining stitches. Our aim was to sew one small cushion each, using a stitch of our choosing. We attached 2 pieces of fabric using either the running or back stitch, making sure we had an envelope fold so that the pillow stuffing would not leave the pillow once stuffed. To make it even more secure, we attached a button to our pillow case. We then ended by stuffing our cushions. Below are some of our cushions.
For Geography this term we have been learning about south America. One key physical feature of this continent is the Amazon Rainforest. Today we discussed various reasons the rainforest is being destroyed as a result of deforestation. Here are some children writing a convincing letter persuading Jair Bolsonaro- the President of Brazil- to reduce deforestation.
Today, in science, we were testing the hypothesis, ‘the more you exercise, the faster your pulse rate’.
A few year 5s challenged themselves with a multiplication investigation today, after being introduced to, and getting to grips with, compact column multiplication with 1 and then 2 digit numbers earlier on in the week.