Here are Year 5’s instruction videos informing you of what to do during an earthquake.
They have put in order and fully explained each step to make sure you stay safe in the event of an earthquake. This seems unlikely, you may say, but many of us go on holiday to areas which are affected by earthquakes. Birmingham also experienced an earthquake in 2008 so being prepared is useful.
Y5 have been continuing with their earthquake project. They have now not only designed the layout of the houses (to replace those demolished after an earthquake), but are moving on the deciding what materials they will need to decorate the house inside. Today they had to make choices about the flooring. Should they use carpet? Where would laminate or vinyl be best?
The first stage was to use the internet to find out the cost of the carpet or flooring they would like to use. Levi said – after finding that the cheapest carpet was £5.99 per sq metre. “We shouldn’t use that, because the cheapest is not always the best.”
As a result his group decided to go with carpet which was £9.99 a sq metre.
How much was needed?
They groups then went on to decide how much was needed, by laying out model strips of laminate, carpet or vinyl and then using a calculator to multiply the cost per unit, by the amount needed.
Katie said: “I know there are 45 sections of carpet because there are 9 rows of 5.”
What a day! I’ll be seeing newspaper towers in my sleep. Our tower was 2 meters high (how many cm is that?). We have a very good chance of winning with that. Again, another improvement in our times tables. Keep the hard work going. Today also led to more treasure map pieces being achieved. Only a few more clues to go and we might be ready to solve the puzzle of the treasure!
Today we worked on creating faces for the giant number line. We focused on the proportion of each part of our face to make sure everything was lined up. We are already seeing an improvement in our times tables from doing the times table club every day. Keep up the hard work.
Today the class were using rotational symmetry to create beautiful patterns. They used either tracing paper or a piece of card to replicate their pattern. It was great to see such a range of colours used and this has made some amazing works of art. We also started our maths treasure island hunt! We are finding the answers to maths puzzles to gain parts of a treasure map and hunt down the treasure.