at home Gabby did some research on the internet about Ancient Mayans she found out that they made up tattoos and had lots of symbols. She copied some of the symbols and made a poster. She also wrote 10 facts.
In Castleshaw we had lots of fun and everyone really enjoyed it. First we went into the classroom and discussed animals and habitats. We looked at some stuffed animals, including a badger, mole. Rabbit and heron! After this we explored the valley. We had fishing nets and tried to find some water creatures. We had a key to identify different things we found. We found all sorts of river dwellers, including sticklebacks (fish) and shrimp. We finished the day off with some team games, where we had to work together to reach some targets. What a fantastic day!
By Toby and Liam
Tom has made a Mayan shield and spear for his homelearning.
First Tom and his dad used a saw to cut the wood for the shield. They then dismantled a broom for the spear. Tom and his mum then painted the shield, doing the big bits first, and then painted the spear and got some string and wrapped it round the top and the bottom of the spear and then put the feathers. They then put the details on the shield.
Some green paint, grey paint, foam, spitfire logo.
First I got some foam and my Mum carved the foam into a spitfire so it could be painted. After I painted it all green and waited for it to dry; you also need to get some grey paint and paint lots of different patterns. Next you need to print off some spitfire logos, stick them on the middle of the wing and just a bit behind on the body of the plane.
I started with a box, some paper, some bottles of paint, a bit of cardboard, some pens and pencils.
Then my sister and I started to cover the box with a patterned paper. After that we started to design the inside so we started by doing the background and the bottom. For the butterfly egg I used a quail egg, however we made the butterfly and caterpillar. My mum found a chrysalis in the garden so we used that for the life cycle.
On the top half I remembered the names of the stages of the human life cycle and drew some pictures to go with each label as well as the arrows to show the order.
First I got lots of cardboard and then I started to plan with my Dad how I would shape it. When that was done my dad got some paint and made other colours for me to paint it. When I did that I painted the wheels of the tank. After I did that I made the gun on it and painted that black but then it was grey when it dried. My dad told me to make the wheels that colour as well.
By Natasha (Year 5)
In assembly on Armistice Day, year 5 recited a special poem to the whole school.
All this week year 5 and some other classes have been taking part in the Striders Walk in the Wild. We have been trying to walk all the way or part of the way to school. Everyone has a diary to fill in everyday that IS full of different tasks and facts. Year 5 are taking part in this to keep fit and mostly notice all the nature around us that we would usually not see. If we complete the task we will receive a special prize. So far, everyone is doing great and we are all enjoying it!
In science we have been looking at what substances will dissolve when you mix it with water for example salt, sugar and instant coffee were all soluble. Soluble means that it looks like it has disappeared. Insoluble means the opposite of soluble. It means it either sinks to the bottom of the cup or it floats at the top of the cup. Flour, glitter and sand were all insoluble.