Thank you for logging on to our blog and welcome back to all the new members of 5th class. We have a busy year ahead so please check in every few weeks to see what we are getting up to during the year!
We completed some very interesting Science experiments so investigate materials and heat. We identified that metal is a very good conductor of heat while wood is not. Both tinfoil and bubble wrap are good insulators of heat with bubble wrap performing best! Materials can be mixed to change them but we found out that materials of different densities will not mix. They will sit on top of each other with the heaviest material going to the bottom!
Ancient Italy Artwork
During Maths Week with took part in some exciting Lego challenges! We worked in groups to problem solve in order to overcome each of the challenges. We also worked in pairs to solve some Sudoku challenges, there was some great teamwork on display!
As part of our work on Data in Maths we undertook a traffic survey outside the school. It was very enjoyable and we recorded a total of 42 vehicles passing the school between 10.05 - 10.25 on a Monday morning. This included 29 Cars and 1 tractor!
Friction is a Force!
We have been investigating the force of friction and we have learned that the more friction that there is between an object and a surface ( two materials) the harder it is to move the object across that surface. We also learned that the force of friction generates heat, why don't you try rubbing your hands together if you are feeling the cold on these cold mornings!
Take a look at some of our investigations below. We investigated the use of oil to act as a lubricant. We also investigated the distance a toy car would travel coming down a ramp and travelling across a dry floor, a wet floor, a floor with sand and lastly a floor with oil! Ask the boys and girls in 5th class to find out the results!!
We have been learning all about WWI, how it all began, the countries involved and how the lives of people were impacted during this terrible time in our recent history. In particular we have been reading about life in the trenches and we have seen some incredible photographs taken of soldiers in and around their trenches. Each member of 5th class has created their own WWI Trench Diorama. Have a look at the wonderful creations in the below gallery.