Welcome to Year 5 Maple!
We had a brilliant USA day, we all came dressed as a famous American person and presented who we were to the rest of the class. We also got to eat American pancakes and we 'Skyped' an American Ice Hockey Player!
We produced some fantastic home learning projects to begin our 'Walk like an Egyptian' topic. During our Egyptian Art morning, we designed and made some brilliant pieces of Art by using different art mediums.
We had a great time during Science week undertaking different experiments and learning about our new topic 'Forces'! We observed the effects of Air Resistance, by undertaking the ‘Egg drop challenge’. We designed and created a parachute that would prevent an egg from cracking when we dropped it. We also tested out different materials to see which material provided the most Friction. Finally, we made a Rocket and tested them out in our 'Rocket Challenge'.
Super Space home learning!
During this term, we have been learning about life cycles. As part of this, we observed the life cycle of butterflies. We watched them turn from a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly. We released the butterflies, once they were fully grown.
Meet a Creature
As part of Science and our Rainforest topic, we met a variety of creatures that originate from the Rainforest. We learnt a lot of facts about these animals and even got to hold them!
We had a great time, designing, making and selling our products for the Farmers' market.
Our Castleton Adventure!
Maple's class rewards
This year, we will continue to use class Dojo. The children can earn a 'Dojo' for the following: Stickability, Independence, Curiosity, Respect and Creativity.
In addition to class Dojo, the children can earn 'table points' for their table. At the end of each week, the table with the most amount of points will win a small prize. This will help to develop this terms value of 'Togetherness'.
Fantastic Rainforest home learning
Over the Summer holidays, the children in Year 5 were set a 'Rainforest' project to begin our new topic. There has been a range of brilliant projects, from presentations full of fun facts to models of Rainforests. We even have a live Rainforest ecosystem in our classroom, made by one of the children!