Class Teacher - Miss Lawson
1:1 support - Mrs Shears
Class 4 & 5 spent a few hours making and programming robots! We had to work through a number of challenges to help clean up and save the 'ocean'. With a bit of trial and error, we managed to save a dolphin, tag a shark, fix an oil pipeline and collect some coral - some of the trickier ones eluded us, but we all tried so hard and showed masses of resilience! It was a brilliant day, which will hopefully inspire some equally brilliant writing!
We were really lucky to have award-winning author Ruth Eastham in for a day of creative writing. Classes 3, 4 & 5 all had time to have a writing session with her too and produced some amazing work from it.
We all survived SATs week!
On Thursday afternoon, some of our amazing parents and grandparents, with the help of the PTA, threw us a celebratory BBQ. Thankfully the weather was still lovely and we enjoyed a few hours of food, music, fun and games. It was a brilliant way to relax after such a busy week and to acknowledge all the hard work Class 5 have put in so far this year. One final push on our writing, and we're almost there. Well done, everyone!
Class 5 have been investigating forces this week with lots of Mathsy-Science! We looked at the correlation between mass & weight, as well as testing the friction of different surfaces around school. Air resistance was made a little bit trickier by the force of the wind, but we still attempted to make something that would save our ‘person’ if they fell off a tall structure. They will be tested again outside when the weather is a bit more agreeable!
Mexican fiesta dances!
As part of our lesson on the culture of Mexico, we looked at the music and dances that are used in fiestas. We then had a go ourselves - take a look!
2019 is going to be a big year for most of Class 5 with SATs and the anticipation of leaving Sandford Primary. We have already started our preparation for the big week in May, but will definitely be enjoying our time in school this year as well.
Our new topic for the next two terms is called Where in the World?!, where we will be looking at different countries along the Tropics of Cancer & Capricorn. We will be exploring culture, landscapes, religion, art and much more as we travel around the World. Our English topics will also be geographically focused, as we look at literature from various cultures.
It is definitely going to be a busy few terms, so keep checking back to see what Class 5 get up to!
Class 5 spent a brilliant day at Cheddar Caves learning bucketloads about prehistory! We explored two different caves and learnt about how prehistoric people would have lived in the area. We tried on some of their clothes and experienced what it might have been like to be inside a cave when a cave bear wanted to enter too! We had a fantastic day and really showed off our knowledge that has been developing over the last couple of months. Take a look at some of the photos of our day out! :)
In our topic work, we have been looking at Stonehenge and how it was made. We had a go at doing it ourselves too - but with icing sugar and wafers! Who knew Stonehenge was so yummy?!
Have a look at the video below that shows some incredible science that Eva and Eric explained to Class 5 today. We all then had a go at catching bubbles too!
Welcome to Class 5!
We have started the year fantastically already; showing what we can remember from last year and exploring lots of new information that we have gathered during the holidays.
We have a busy year ahead and will soon be starting our first topic on Britain in the Stone Age and Iron Age. At the moment, we are focusing on how great we are individually, as well as building our class up to be the best! We have already thought about what makes us all stars (who deserves to twinkle) and have each come up with 5 wishes that we want to achieve by the end of this academic year – we will be trying hard to accomplish them all!