Investigating sound

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Today we have set up and conducted our own group investigations to find out what happens to a sound as we move away from the sound source. Each person in our group had their own role. 

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Year 5 and 6 Intrasports Y5

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Year 5 and Year 6 enjoyed an afternoon of Intrasports today, as we come to the end of half term. Activities were planned for us by our very enthusiastic team of Sports Captains and included skills we have been practising recently in our PE lessons. Teams took part in netball-type games as well as…

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Finished Musical Instruments

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The moment you have all been waiting for - our finished products. We hope you are impressed.

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Making Musical Instruments

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Today we have been making musical instruments using recycled materials. 
Thank you to all our parents who helped us find the materials we needed at home. 
We will finish our instruments in the morning. 
Watch this space for our finished products. 

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An epic trip- Shackelton's Journey

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In Year 5, we are loving reading "Shackleton's Journey" by William Grill and "Ice Trap" by Meredith Hooper. 

We have learnt all about explorers in Victorian and Edwardian times and the continent of Antarctica.  We have written letters to apply to become one of the crew onboard the Endurance,…

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Investigating counties of the U.K.

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In geography we have been learning about the 4 countries that make up the UK.  We have learnt about the capital cities, the different flags, patron saints and each country's emblem.  Today we focused on counties.  We found out that each country within the UK is divided into counties.  There are…

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Practise makes perfect!

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We have been practising hard (at school and at home) on our ukeleles and, so far, have learnt the chords of C and F.  Next week we will go on to the chord of G and then we will be able to play loads of songs!!  Have a listen to see how we're getting on.

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Which material is the best for muffling sound?

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Today we have been testing different materials to see which one was the best at blocking sounds from reaching our ears. We set up an experiment, carried it out, recorded our results and wrote a conclusion to answer our enquiry question. 

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Investigating string telephones

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We made string telephones in our science lesson and then took them outside to test whether they worked. We came up with lots of questions to investigate including, does the length of the string matter? Can we have a conversation when the string is not taut? And can more than 2 people be part of…

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Ukuleles in Year 5!

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We are starting to learn the ukuleles in Year 5. Today we just practised holding the ukuleles and plucking the four strings. Hope fully greater things are to come! Watch this space…

 

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Investigating and Reciting Poems in Year 5

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In Year 5, we have started a new unit in English - poetry.  We have discussed what we think poetry is and what features you might find in a poem.  We have also read, discussed and performed different poems.  Each group was given a poem to read and investigate together.  We talked about which…

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The Vikings Invade Year 5!

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Today Year 5 was taken over by marauding Vikings (and a few Anglo Saxon monks!). We had a surprisingly peaceful day though, full of Viking activities: bread making (and eating), braiding to make cords, deciphering and writing in runes and making longships. We learned a lot too- especially about…

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