Year 5 Kestrels have been spending time researching Viking life using the iPads and various information books. Once their information was collected and recorded in their History books they teamed up with a classmate to create a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. The children loved making their presentations, especially when it came to adding the transitions and animations to their slides! Some of them even included sound.
Today the children presented what they had created. It was really great to see how much hard work and effort all of the children had put in! All groups worked really well together and helped each other through the performance. Well done Kestrels.
Year 5 had their last whole class training session with Miss McClelland. The next two sessions will be solely for the chosen Peer Mediators.
They started with a game as always.
The children have really got the hang of working well as a team, especially when it means they have to sacrifice their part in the game in order to win.The children came up with some good qualities they think Peer Mediators need:
Creative in problem solving
The children then wrote down their top three qualities…
Once that was done the children had to think of classmates who had the three qualities they wrote down. They had to give their papers to the most qualified person.
Shayla received a lot of the papers and the class decided it was clear she always showed the qualities, she always has a smile and has a “good heart”.
Then the children were told what the job of Peer Mediator involved:
Some of your lunchtime
Twice a week
The children then voted for classmates that wished to be considered for the job. There were only 12 places available.
All the nominations were put into a box ready to be counted.
The results will be announced as soon as possible.
A big thank you to Miss McClelland for guiding us through the training, it was a lot of fun and thought provoking.
The class thought they had learnt so many skills and got better at:
Working with others
I think the children have been better team players and considering others feelings as well using strategies to everyone’s advantage.
Today Kestrels have been discussing what spam email is and how you should deal with it. We started off discussing what we thought spam was. The children came up with lots of ideas such as it being something that you receive that you don’t want or someone repeatedly sending you the same message.
We then looked at a scenario where a young boy had received an email telling him he had won a prize. We discussed what the boy had done, why he made those decisions and what he should have done to deal with the email. After discussing these questions we came to the conclusion that you should not open emails that are off someone that you do not know and include suspicious content. The message should be deleted straight away and you should inform your parents or carers.
Today in science year 5 were watching a demonstration called ‘Soda Snake Firework’.
A glass bowl was filled with sand and topped with some baking soda and icing sugar mixed together. Then a bit of Propan-2-ol was drizzled on top of the mixture. After setting it alight the mixture started to caramelise and eventually what looked like a black snake emerged from the bowl.
It did take a few attempts for us to get it right, but we got there in the end!
This afternoon in science Year 5 have been investigating what happens to milk when detergent is added to it.
We started off with a bowl of milk with a few drops of different food colouring scattered around. Then we dipped a cocktail stick into some detergent before sticking it in the centre of our milk. The colours all merged today and swirled around the bowl. It was pretty amazing to watch!
In English, Sophie was spotted as the pupil who constantly portrayed active listening throughout the lesson. For that, she has received a certificate to award her listening skills. Lots of other children were showing food listening skills but Sophie was the pupil who stood out for that lesson. Well done!