Welcome to P5B!
Look at our lovely colourful display board filled with wonderful self-portraits that we painted. We each wrote a label using the letters of our names.
Some photographs were taken of the “Silly Socks” we wore on “Silly Socks Day”.
Our topic this term is “Northern Ireland” and we have started by looking at what life would have been like when the first people came to Ireland around 9000 years ago during the Mesolithic Period. Later we will look at Northern Ireland of today focusing on tourism and weather.
In Literacy we have been identifying the use of powerful verbs and adjectives to use when we will write a story set in Mesolithic times.
We have been working hard in our Numeracy to find out about properties of 2D shapes. We have been busy investigating which 2D shapes tessellate. We also made and used right angle testers to find right angles in the classroom and at home.
Our topic this term is ‘Water, Water, Everywhere!’
We started off by learning about the water cycle and identifying water sources in school and at home. We found so many!
We made rain gauges in small groups and have been checking them around the school to measure rainfall. We’ve been able to discuss why some rain gauges have more water in them than others, using our understanding of the water cycle.
We really enjoyed taking part in science experiments to explore water as a solid ‘ice egg’ and then to consider how ‘blubber’ can help animals survive in cool water. We were able to use great vocabulary in our observations. Take a look at our pictures to see our water activities in action!
We are learning all about Ancient Egypt this term. We liked the idea of being a pharaoh and so we designed mixed media portraits of ourselves with Egyptian headdresses – we were very creative!
In Numeracy, we have been learning about area and perimeter. We made shapes practically to check the area and perimeter and then worked with cm squares to investigate more shapes in our books.