In Maths we started the week looking at sequences and identifying the rules in order to continue them and work out missing numbers. We created card magic tricks using sequences.
|Delivering our magic tricks|
Then we moved onto shape sequences made from straws. We realised that some sequences have rules where you can predict the 100th shape and how many straws would be needed. You have to look at the relationship between shape number and number of straws.
Later on in the week we looked at proportion which is where you compare part to a whole. We identified that you could write proportion as a fraction, decimal and percentage. On Thursday we investigated how in proportion our bodies were according to Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian man! We investigated statements like our heads are 1/8 of our height, our hand length is 1/10 of our height and the length from our elbow to finger is 1/4 of our height. We found that most of us were not in proportion to the Vitruvian man! Marley suggested that Leonardo Da Vinci based his proportions on a man and not a child and this may be why!
|Measuring ourselves to see whether we are in proportion to the Vitruvian man!|
On Friday we compared the difference between ratio and proportion. Ratio is where you compare one part to another part. We used smarties as athletes and had to write the ratio of a country's athletes to another country and also the proportion of that country's athletes to the total number of athletes. Miss Ruffles let us take the smarties home to eat!
We finished our film narrative unit this week by writing our own narratives of The Piano. We started by writing a first draft, the next day we edited our work and then the following day we wrote a neat version. Miss Ruffles was so impressed with our hard work that we all received the Wonderful Work certificate on Friday. Next week we're going to be bringing our books home and it would be great if we showed our parents our writing.
This week we looked at stages of a river and the features found within it. We learnt that a river has 3 stages: the upper course, middle course and lower course. In the upper course, the river is moving quickly and has lots of power so it erodes and transports material. You find v-shaped valleys and waterfalls. In the middle course, the river gets wider and begins to meander. You find floodplains and ox-bow lakes. Finally in the lower course, the river is wide and travelling slower so the material it carries is deposited and you get deltas. The beginning of the river is called the source and the river ends at the sea which is called the mouth.
We brought in some excellent homework and worked hard on Friday creating posters and presentations of the river we have been given. Next week we will present these to the class.
In Science we looked at the life cycle of different animals: mammals, insects, birds and amphibians. We had to present them to the class. Most of us chose drama! Next week we will be looking at the life cycle of a human, how our body changes as we grow up and reach puberty and what happens during pregnancy.
|Life cycle of a mammal|
|Life cycle of a bird|
|Life cycle of an amphibian|
|Life cycle of an insect with complete metamorphosis|
|Life cycle of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis|
Our DT CAM models are really taking shape! Here are some photos.
A huge well done to the 19 children in 5R who have achieved the summer times table challenge. You are able to come in your non-school uniform on Monday and you will be able to enjoy some golden time at the end of the day.