Our science topic this half term has been materials, focusing on their properties and changes. In our lessons, we have learnt the difference between insoluble and soluble; reversible and irreversible, mixtures and solutions and how we can separate different materials.
This week we focused on four ways we can separate mixtures and solutions (sieving, magnetism, filtration and evaporation).
We had a great time making predictions and conducting our investigation.
On 10th October, Wilbraham Primary celebrated an important day. Across the world, people take the time to discuss and recognise mental health. We watched a short powerpoint and discussed the topics raised; such as what to do if you feel upset, the importance of listening and things to do that can help you.
Using our wonderful ideas, we began creating posters outlining the importance of talking, listening and telling.
As we are covering Black History Month in our history lessons, we decided to link this to our geography topic. We spent our first lesson researching the journey the SS Empire Windrush took on 22nd June 1948. We also discovered where, why and what the ship was used for previously. We had a great time using Atlas's to discover the different Caribbean countries the Windrush arrived and departed from.
Next, we will compare both the UK and Caribbean and finally write a diary entry based on the passengers journey and arrival in London.
5S have been working incredibly hard in literacy this half term. We have been focusing on persuasive writing, looking at the purpose, audience and type of text. We have identified the key features of persuasive letters as well as planned, written and marked our own persuasive letters to Boris Johnson, sharing our reasons why school on a Saturday is not beneficial.
For our 'hot' write, 5S will be writing a letter to the BBC, giving Anna Berrington reasons why Year 5 should be allowed to visit Media City for a school trip. To begin our writing process, we researched everything to do with the BBC, the importance of school trips and even Anna Berrington herself. Once our research was complete, we then planned our persuasive letters.
I cannot wait to read the finished product!
In our Literacy lessons, we sorted our weekly spellings into groups. The children were asked to sort them in any way they saw fit. Have a look at the pictures below, can you see how 5S grouped them?
5S took advantage of the weather last week and took our PE session outside. We participated in some team building games and showed off our agility skills whilst playing ‘PE I Spy’ and ‘Not Running Relay.’
5S have completed their first week at Wilbraham and it has been a great few days.
It is clear we are going to have a brilliant year as 5S is filled with unique, wonderful and eager students who I know are going to wow me every week.
Things to remember:
Monday- PE (outdoor)
Thank you all for a fab first week. Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday.