We have continued to think about our school and class values, had lots of fun with some skittles place value, learnt about aboriginal art and experimented with using different techniques to draw patterns with dots and used thesauruses to find synonyms for our emotions which we are going to use tomorrow to write our own poems!
This afternoon, the children learnt about what app permissions are and how to change them as well as how to create a strong password.
What a brilliant first day back! The children were fabulous!
This week, we are focusing our learning around a book called The Dot. We wrote letters to people who have encouraged us, thought about our school vision and St Barnabas, wrote about our aspirations for the year and contributed to some collaborative art that the whole school are involved in.
In our Computing lessons this term we have been learning all about the Mars Rover – Curiosity. We learnt how this machine is able to input, analyze and output data, sending its findings back to Earth with the use of binary code.
In this week’s lesson we learnt about the CPU and how it is a little bit like the computers brain. We learnt that computers are able to process codes (which are written in binary) and use this to follow instructions.
Then, we went outside and thought a bit more about how this works. In pairs, one of us pretended to be Curiosity while the other was the technician back on Earth. The technician had to give the rover a certain amount of code (information) at a time and then the rover had to follow it. If the rover found a problem the technician had to edit their code to help the rover.
We then learnt about giving conditional instructions and linked this back to our learning on Scratch.
This week in our Science lesson, Year 5 created a scale model of the Solar System. We used lots of different objects to compare the scale of the planets, such as peppercorns, basketballs and oranges. We were very surprised at how much bigger Jupiter is than Mercury! We also used toilet roll to compare the distance between each planet. Each sheet of toilet roll represented 16 million km!