Class 5 would like to say thank you to everyone who came to our assembly this week to celebrate our learning so far this year
As it is Fairtrade Fortnight, Class 5 have been looking at the reasons and impact of buying Fairtrade products. We demonstrated how consumer power can influence Fairtrade by sampling Fairtrade chocolate.
Today in Class 5, we have been looking at stars. We have studied what they are made of and watched a practical demonstration about how stars burn. Then we used sweets to model the constellations!
This week, Class 5 and Class 6 have been taking part in a design project to design and build a humane animal trap. We evaluated existing traps, designed our own traps using a design brief and then built them from recyclable materials. We had a lot of fun designing and building our traps!
To mark Children’s Mental Health Week, we had a whole class discussion about how to look after our mental health. The focus this year is “Healthy: Inside and Out”. We designed “mind fruit”, a special fruit that has positive impacts on our mental health.
Class 5 would like to thank all of the visitors who came to watch our contribution to the safer internet day assembly. We have been busting jargon in Class 5 and we made posters to show what key words are and their definitions. We enjoyed sharing our learning so that everyone has a better understanding of key internet safety terms.
Today we had an important visitor in school. Our visitor works for Durham County Council and he came to talk to us about the importance of recycling correctly. We discovered that the recycling we throw away can often be reused to save energy and help our environment. We are going to make sure to share our learning with everyone at home so we can check that we are recycling correctly.
In science, we have been looking at the solar system. We have studied how the Earth moves around the sun, meaning the sun is at different places in the sky during the day. We have been tracking the movement of the sun today by tracing our shadows on the playground.
Today we learnt about the climate of a rainforest. We discussed the different climate zones on Earth and what they are like. Rainforests are in the tropics so have a hot climate with a lot of rainfall. We created weather broadcasts for a typical day in a rainforest.
Thank you to all children who completed their reading challenge, which was to create a scene from their favourite book. All of the scenes look fantastic and are a great addition to our classroom!