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Baselisk Spellings

wc 19.3.2018

 

Cox's Kids

 

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Rest of class

 

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TT Rockstars latest update...

 

Bradley is currently in 2nd place in the school - watch out Year 6!

 

Remember you've got to be in it to win it.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are the aliens coming?

 

As part of our earth and space topic, we have been writing stories about aliens in literacy. The children have come up with lots of amazing ideas; 5KH have composed an anthology of space stories.  Feel free to come and view our work any Monday after school.

After our visit to Jodrell Bank we then moved on to persuasive writing.  We are currently looking at features of persuasive writing; using these features to persuade aliens NOT to colonise earth. 5KH are now starting to plan their own  letters to persuade aliens to allow us to visit their planet!  I wonder if they will let us come!!!

 

Sphinx Class homework for week commencing 25th March 2018

Continue working on the latest activities on Active Learn and aim for 10/10 in your spellings.  

 

Group 1 Group 2

allowed
aloud
guessed
guest
past

soldier
stomach
signature
sincere
sincerely

allowed

aloud

guessed

guest

past

sea

see

shouted

sleep

small

Sphinx Class spellings for over the Easter holiday

Group 1 Group 2

passed
guessed
guest
heard
herd

suggest
symbol
system
temperature
thorough

passed
guessed
guest
heard
herd

something
suddenly
take
that's
there's

 

Wednesday is Music day!

Jodrell Bank Science Discovery Centre

 

Just before half term, both Year 5 classes visited Jodrell Bank where we had an absolutely amazing dayand took part in two fabulous Science workshops.  

 

In one of the workshops we carried out experiments based on the Solar System.  We weighed different pots using a force meter and then linked the pot to the force of gravity on the different planets.   We discovered that Jupiter has the strongest gravity.  We also investigated different rocks and we were able to identify a real meteorite!!  It was only a small piece but it was surprisingly heavy.  Next we tested how distance affects light travelling from the sun and finally we investigated if height affects the size of craters.  

 

The second workshop was called Destination Space!  We learned all about Tim Peake and the preparations astronauts make to be 'space ready'.  We watched a demonstration of how rockets are powered to enable them to lift off from Earth - that was pretty impressive!!  We tested our fitness, strength and learned how hydration levels can be checked using urine - yuck!!  Finally, we attempted to build an electrical circuit wearing gloves which is what astronauts might have to do on a space walk.

    

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CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

Our new topic this half term is all about crime and punishment and how it has changed over time.  The children have been having fun researching the gruesome punishments from the Roman and the Anglo-Saxon times. We have acted out being a court in various periods of history and  determined what the punishments would be to a variety of crimes; including stealing a pig and selling underweight bread! The children have been comparing the punishments throughout history and we have had some excellent discussion about why punishments have changed, what punishments we have in today's society, whether they are fair and if they work as a deterrent. I have been impressed by the children's moral values and confidence in sharing their opinions and beliefs, while being respectful to others.

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