Welcome to 5B.
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Today year 5 had the opportunity to learn how to weave willow from willow artist Christine.
The children learned lots of interesting facts about willow such as:
• Willow can absorb large quantities of water and is often planted in flooded areas.
• Willow is used in the manufacture of baskets, fishing nets, furniture and toys.
• Willow has wide application in medicine. Compound isolated from the bark called “salicin” is used in the production of very popular and widely used drug called aspirin.
After Christine told the children about some of the uses and benefits of willow she showed them how to weave a five foot length of willow into the shape of a leaf. After the children had made at least one leaf each they created a ‘tree’ on the fence in our new Forest School garden and attached the leaves to it’s branches
This week 5B have been carrying out lots of 3D shape investigations. We have found out some new names for some shapes such as: Octahedron and Tetrahedron.
Elise says: I have found the investigations fun and challenging, I liked experimenting with the different shapes and shape names with some of the investigation clues.
If you would like to challenge your 3D shape knowledge, click here to complete the 3D shape mission.
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Today 5B have been meeting some very interesting animals. We held a snake, a skunk, a scorpion, a macaw, a gerret and a chameleon. We learnt about what they eat, how they move, their likes and dislikes and their survival techniques.
Here are some pictures of us holding the animals.
Earth and Space
Thank you to all of the parents and children who worked hard on producing this Term’s Science project. We are blown away by the effort that both the children and parents have put in. Here are some pictures of the completed projects – well done everyone!
NB Post test
All of Year 5 visited the Philharmonic for the ‘Come to your senses’ concert. We learned about how the senses can be evoked by music. We heard several pieces of music from Mozart to The Incredibles. It’s always nice to broaden the children’s interests and experiences with activities such as this. Well done Year 5!
We’ve had great fun programming.
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