Sheffield Butterfly House

March 20th, 2017

On Friday, we visited the Sheffield Butterfly House for our new topic- Beast Creator. We learnt lots of information about insects and the three body parts; head, thorax and the abdomen. We were lucky enough to handle a Hissing Cockroach, Stick Insect, Giant African Snail and a Chilien Tarantula.


Have a look at our amazing day.

Our bug hotel

April 23rd, 2016

Last week, we were lucky enough to have a visitor come to school to help us build a bug hotel. We learnt about the habitats different minibeasts live in and then used this information to create a bug hotel.

Have a look at us surveying, collecting and building our bug hotel. DSCI0385 DSCI0386 DSCI0387 DSCI0388 DSCI0389 DSCI0390 DSCI0391 DSCI0392 DSCI0393 DSCI0394 DSCI0395 DSCI0396 DSCI0397 DSCI0398 DSCI0399 DSCI0400

Worm Charming

April 23rd, 2016

Year 5 were set a challenge last week- to predict how many worms were living underneath our school field. They had to apply their understanding of area and column multiplication to do this.

They also had to learn a brand new skill– WORM CHARMING! (Some children also adapted the method to include singing!)

The children marked out a 1m by 1m square on the field and used worm charming (gently tapping the ground) to count how many worms were living in the square.

They then measured the length and width of the field and used this, and the results from the 1m square area, to make their prediction.

Have a look at the fun we had!!!!!!!!!DSCI0404 DSCI0405 DSCI0407 DSCI0408 DSCI0409 DSCI0410 DSCI0411 DSCI0412 DSCI0413 DSCI0414 DSCI0415 DSCI0416 DSCI0417 DSCI0419 DSCI0420 DSCI0421


April 23rd, 2016

This half term, we have been learning about fractions. We are absolute superstars when it comes to this area of maths. We have loved using bar modelling and practical resources to learn how to order, compare, add, subtract and simplify fractions!
We have really enjoyed using our reasoning and problem solving skills to apply our learning as well.

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Who eats who?

February 21st, 2016

Our exciting new topic is: WHO EATS WHO? Over the next two half terms, we will be learning all about life cycles, habitats and interdependence and adaptation.

As an exciting start to our topic, we visited Sheffield Tropical Butterfly House on Wednesday. Although it was cold and wet, we had a brilliant day and learnt lots of new information. We were able to see and hold a range of insects and some of the children were even able to hold a snake!

Have a look at some of our pictures.

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February 21st, 2016

In maths, we have  learnt all about measures. We spent time finding the area and perimeter of a range of shapes and solving problems involving this. We also learnt how to find the area of triangles and carried out some interesting investigations into the areas of triangles. We had a lot of fun!

One of our favourite areas of this topic was volume. We loved finding the volume of cubes and cuboids. Here are a couple of pictures of us building cubes with multi-link to help us find their volumes.SDC12571 SDC12572

Are we alone?

February 21st, 2016

Take a look at some of the fantastic work and home learning we produced during our ‘Are we alone?’ topic. DSCI0066 DSCI0067 DSCI0068 DSCI0069 DSCI0070 DSCI0071 DSCI0072 DSCI0073 DSCI0074 DSCI0075 DSCI0076DSCI0077 DSCI0078

Are we alone?

February 14th, 2016

Last half term, Year 5 learnt all about space! They had a fantastic time, especially learning about what Tim Peake had been doing on the ISS.

To begin the topic, a space dome came to school and we were able to go inside and see phenomenal images of the Solar System. The children really enjoyed it and asked some brilliant questions afterwards.

During the topic they learnt:

  • that the Earth, Sun and Moon are all spherical
  • that the planets orbit around the Sun  (they found out that people used to believe that the Earth was at the center of the Solar System)
  • why we have day and night
  • why some days are longer than others
  • about the phases of the moon

The children have also been learning at home and bringing in new facts and information that they have enjoyed researching.

Keep looking to see examples of the fantastic work we have done.

Mysterious Mixtures and Solutions

November 17th, 2015

As we came into class on Thursday, we noticed that the Alchemist’s apprentice had been back. This time, however, instead of a riddle, he had left us some interesting mixtures and solutions from Alchemy Island. There was: a rainbow mixture from the Rainbow Dunes; a swamp mixture from the Fogwind Swamp, and a saltwater solution from Silver Shingle beach.

Our task was to decide how to separate the mixtures and solutions. We learnt about evaporation, filtration and sieving and then chose our method, explaining our reasoning.

It was messy but lots of fun and now we have a set of co-ordinates as a reward so we can continue our journey around the island.

How do you get there?

November 16th, 2015

Last week,we couldn’t wait to get started on our exciting, new topic. The only problem was that we didn’t know where the portal was to get to Alchemy Island. However, we searched high and low all around school and eventually we found some area that we suspected may hold the answer.

We took photos of them using the iPads and then used an app called Photo Editor to make them look more mysterious.

It was lots of fun and we really enjoyed investigating what the app could do. DSCI3988 DSCI3986 DSCI3989 DSCI3992

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