Year 5 has got off to an exciting start- Ancient Greek Style!
We had a great start to our topic, finding out about traditional Ancient Greek dress. We made these laurel wreaths to help us get into the spirit of what it was to be Greek thousands of years ago...
Did you know? Laurel wreaths were also worn as a symbol of victory and honour.
We used paper plates and green tissue paper to represent the laurel branches!
Last Wednesday was Computing Day for 5PB where we learnt about stop animation. We discussed how moving images were created in the past through zoetropes and flip books and then explored how stop animation is used today.
Our task was to animate the story of Perseus and Medusa. We worked in groups and using paper cut outs of key figures and scenery, each group animated a scene from the story.
Here is 5PB's version of Perseus and Medusa...
This term in Science we are looking at how creatures evolve and change and change over time.
We looked at the work of the famous scientist Charles Darwin focusing on the ideas and understanding her gained from looking at finches on the Galapagos Islands and how their beaks varied depending on their food source. We had great fun testing out different beaks to see which would be the most successful on our own imaginary BJS island.
We have been exploring Darwin's ideas about Natural selection which suggests that the living thing best suited to its environment will survive. We looked more closely at the story of the peppered moths and how an environmental change caused by the Industrial Revolution had a huge impact on which moths were successful: dark moths or light moths? Check out are cartoon stories below to see what happened.
We have started this term by looking at place value for larger numbers including rounding. If you would like some extra practise or just want to show off what you have learnt download the Parent workbook below.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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