Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
From All the Ospreys
Christmas Talent Show - Thursday 20th December
This morning, we had our Brockhurst Christmas Talent Show. We had lots of fun watching all the different acts. They were all fantastic!!
We were all very proud of Ella, Holly, Olivia and Ruby, who represented the Ospreys class! Well done girls!
Viking Death Ceremony - Thursday 13th December
In Topic, we have made Viking long ships and we had little people made from animal fat on a thick stick. We put the fat and some straw into the ship. We used matches to set the ships on fire. The "people" started to make a yellow smoke, which I found really weird. Nothing survived the fire. The sails burnt immediately! We burnt the ships because the fire represented the gates to Valhalla. In real life the Vikings used to burn dead bodies on the ships and sail them away, sending them to Valhalla.
Friction - Wednesday 21st November
This afternoon, we have been learning all about the force of friction. Before we carried out our investigation we used our scientific thinking to make prediction about what we thought would happen. We had lots of fun testing out the cars on different surfaces to see which created the most friction. We had lots of discussion about what we found and how we kept the test fair.
Anglo-Saxon & Vikings Homework - Wednesday 7th November
This week the whole of year 5 gathered together to share our Anglo-Saxon and Viking homework. It was lovely to see the range of projects that had been created. Clearly, a lot of time, effort and research had gone into each and every project. Some children even had a go at Anglo-Saxon cooking, but as you can see it tasted so good there was nothing left to take a photo of! Oops!
Well done Year 5!
Harvest Celebration - Friday 19th October
Today we gathered over North Campus to learn about Harvest. Harvest is about sharing food equally and so people have enough food to spread around. There is enough food in the world for everybody to have twice as much as they need, but people still go hungry.
Year 5 looked at what happens during harvest. We put in the effort, like the farmers, to create a wheat sheaf. We made it using salt dough, that we shaped and flattened, to make the wheat, mice and cat.
- Did you know that it takes 9 seconds for a combine to harvest enough wheat to make about 70 loaves of bread.
- We throw away 32% of the bread we buy, which is the same as 1 in 3 slices.
- 85% of the flour to make bread is grown at home.
By Jessica and Tayla
Netball Tournament - Thursday 18th October
On Thursday, we took part in a Year 5 netball tournament. I really enjoy the netball tournament because it was a new sport. It was a chance to show off our new skills and to work in a team. It was a really fun tournament because we could play against new people. I found it a good sport and I had fun!
Well done to all the children that took part. I was particularly proud of the fantastic sportsmanship that was shown! - Miss Gunner
Maths Fluency - Wednesday 17th October 2018
This half term. we have been practicing our Maths fluency target, to know all our prime numbers to 20. A big well done to these children, who have learnt them all:
If you see them, make sure you ask them to tell you!
The Iron Man - Monday 15th October
In Guided Reading and English, we have been reading the story of The Iron Man. We noticed that in Chapter 4 there are lots of references to different places around the world. We worked in groups, using maps, to find all the different places mentioned in the text. We showed fantastic reciprocity! Did you know: The Tran Siberian railway is the longest railway in the world and is 5,772 miles long, stretching across the whole of Russia!
Scratch Counting Machine - Monday 15th October
This half term we have been working really hard in Computing to create a counting machine, using Scratch. We programmed it to count in different multiples and challenge the user to identify the missing number. Once our programming was completed, which was really challenging at times, we focused on making our project interesting by creating exciting backgrounds and changing the characters.
Today we got to test our project out on Year 3. It was great fun, they gave us lots of lovely feedback about how resilient and creative we had been! We can't wait for our next Scratch project.
Peter Thorpe Art - Thursday 26th September
Science Investigation - Thursday 26th September
Today, we have been carrying out a science investigation around our topic of Space. So far we have learnt about the phases of the Moon and the Earth's rotation around the Sun.
Today we used our investigation to prove that the Earth rotates on its axis. Throughout the day,we measured the length and position of the shadow we created. We noticed that the shadow was in a different position at different points in the day. It had also changed in size.
By Daniel, Jamie and Blake
Netball - Friday 21st September 2018
During P.E this week, we have been taught to dodge and learnt other new skills in Netball. Mrs Serridge has been teaching us all the things we need to know. At the end of the half term we will have a tournament against the other class. Ospreys really want to win!
"I think it's wonderful playing Netball because it is a good sport to play and it gives us energy" - Katie
"It's very entertaining because we have learnt new skills" - Elliott
"Netball is fun as it challenges you in a fun way" - Lottie
By Jessie and Ella
Welcome to Year 5!
The beginning of Year 5 has been fun. At first it was really scary because we have never been split up since the Owls and Puffins. We have made friends really quickly and we all get along well. Our teacher, Miss Gunner, is full of excitement and she makes us want to come to school. We are looking forward to spending the year with her and doing lots of fun learning.
By Ruby, Holly and Olivia
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