We had an amazing day! Our Greek Day workshop was taken by Dan Shadrake, who we were surprised to find out has starred in films such as Gladiator and appeared in many episodes of Horrible Histories!
Our morning started by learning and acting out different myths and legends, which was followed by a very competitive Greek quiz - well done to the winning team of Sparta (5F).
In the afternoon we learnt about the different armoury, helmets and hats used by Ancient Greek soldiers. We were even lucky enough to try some of them on! The class competition was carried through to the afternoon, where we had an 'Olympic' foam javelin throwing contest, which was won by Athens (5A).
We finished the day playing a traditional Ancient Greek strategy game - Petteia - which we will definitely be playing again.
We hope you enjoy looking through the pictures as much as we have enjoyed today!
In English we have been looking at the picture book Journey by Aaron Becker, and using it to write descriptions of settings. Maths has focused on rounding, and using this skill for estimating.
In Science this week, we made 'Alien Soup' and then explored the best way to separate our ingredients out again, experimenting with lots of different equipment (some worked better than others). Topic involved comparing the Ancient and Modern Olympic Games. The children especially loved getting to use the large gym equipment in PE.
Thank you for everyone who came along. We hope you enjoyed it. See below for some photos and video clips:
Year 5 have been very busy this week! We have written instructions on 'How to Write a Good Story' and edited these with our partner, as well as continuing our work on number, looking at how to find the next number and missing numbers in a sequence.
In Science we carried out an experiment which looked at solubility, testing lots of different solids to see whether they would dissolve in water. History focused on soldiers, or hoplites, from Ancient Greece and in ICT we have found out how the internet works. In PE, we had a go at a HIIT (high-intensity interval training) session, which was hard work but a lot of fun! And of course, we've been practising for next week's Harvest Assembly.
This week in English, we wrote the story of Prometheus and Pandora as if we were Pandora, using the first person.
In Maths, we have used our place value knowledge to help us compare and order numbers, as well finding the next number in a sequence. See below for photos of us using equipment to help us.
We carried out an experiment in Science, weighing deflated and inflated balloons to see whether air has a mass (it does, though a small one - see photos).
Over the last couple of weeks in English, we have been looking at the Greek Myth of Prometheus and Pandora.
In Maths, our focus has been on place value, developing our confidence when reading and writing larger numbers.
We have started our new topic, looking at how we can use artefacts to teach us about life in Ancient Greece. In Science we are looking at Materials, which will give us the chance to carry out lots of experiments. Our focus in PE is Gymnastics.