Year 5 Kestrels spent the afternoon looking at different holly leaves, their length and how many spikes they have. They began by predicting what they thought they would find out about these two factors.
Kaicie: I think the shorter the leaf is the more prickles it will have on it.
We had some good fun measuring the length of the leaves and counting the spikes. Afterwards the children used their data they had collected to create a scatter graph. They worked super hard and completed so much work. What a great afternoon!
Kestrels had such an amazing day at the Think Tank, and our fabulous behaviour must have made the Think Tank team want to visit Bells Farm. This week Think Tank set up a planetarium in school, whilst inside we got to learn all about different planets. Year 5 particularly enjoy looking at the stars above and the constellations, this is a group of stars that form a particular shape in the sky and have been given a name.
What did Kestels enjoy most?
• Lewis – It was amazing! I felt a little dizzy in there but it was a cool way to learn about planets.
• Wana – It was really fun, my favourite part was when we were looking up at the stars and trying to guess what shape they formed.
• Sahara – The planets surrounding us made the learning more fun.
Today Year 5 have been to visit the Think Tank to learn more about space and the solar system as part of our science topic. We were first invited into the theatre for a space mission show! The memebers of staff were selecting children to represent planets, and also turning some into mini astraonauts, disucssing what items would be best to take to space and how they survive. we then looked at different pressures needed to ensure a rocket would be able to take off!
We then explored the rest of the museum where we noticed a special Tim Peake exhibition, we are very proud of kestrels for their incredible behaviour throughout the day. All behaviours for learning were being followed whilst out of school, we have had a fantastic day!
This week Kestrels were watching interesting clips and gathering information all about volcanoes. So what have we found out?
• Nimca – Mount Etna is Europe’s most active volcano
• Hanson – Lava can flow 25 miles per hour
• Kyann – The core is made up of iron and nickel
• Lewis – The earths crust is 50km thick
One of our behaviours for learning – ‘active listening’ was key in order to complete the work and gather the correct information, so a big well done year 5. If you want to watch the clips we were watching follow the link below –
Year 5 are putting huge amounts of effort into their homework, well done!
Last week we saw Hanson’s fabulous PowerPoint and this week we say a massive well done and thank you to Omari, he was given homework on ‘life cycles’ but Omari decided to go above and beyond to produce this wonderful PowerPoint.
Omari – the research was the trickiest part, it had taken lots of time to find the facts.