From Olympus guest reporter:
This week in English, Olympus have been working on 3 activities to do with our guided reading book, Malamander, from 9 choices. These activities include making a book review, creating a poster explaining 5 unfamiliar words and making a map of the town the book is set in, Eerie-on-Sea. We wrote, drew and explained for each task. After half term, we will be starting on our new guided reading book, Pax by Sarah Pennypacker.
In science, we have been doing investigations. We have made simple circuits in teams to answer the investigation question: Do the length of the wires affect the brightness of the lamp? We have been using the lux meter (a tool to measure light intensity) to compare the brightness of the bulb and also loo roll ‘tissue paper’. We put layers of it on top of the lamp until the light was blocked out, then counted them up (this took a while). For our task in Bright and Breezy, Year 5 have been choosing inventions or programs to stop climate change, such as a photosynthesis bike or encouraging people to plant trees and designed a poster discussing the benefits and drawbacks.
And we were thrilled to have a real wind engineer make a presentation to us about how wind farms are constructed – the scale of the projects astounded us all as did the number of houses that could be powered by one wind farm.
Year 5 have been doing assessments in reading, maths and history as it is Assessment Week.
Next Week (w/c 7 June)
Monday: PAX starts in guided reading
Wednesday: STEM enrichment day Please could each children aim to bring in a small plastic (food) tray and a plastic bag.
Wishing all Olympus and Fuji families are very happy half term holiday.