Today we visited the church for our Easter service. The children all behaved so well. We sang the song “Spring Chicken”.
We’re starting our summer reading challenge. For your child to get a raffle ticket they need to have read 5 times in a week. Please could you mark this in their normal reading record and on their Summer Reading Challenge record as well. Each raffle ticket they get will be entered into a draw at the end of term. There are two Kindles to be won so the more raffle tickets they have the more chances there are to win. Good Luck!
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!
We have had another fantastic week in school; the children have learnt about how to separate different materials, practiced calculations using Roman Numerals and written some brilliant Newspaper Reports!
This week we were able to celebrate:
Our Star of the Week- Ella (Willow Class)
Our Reader of the Week- Bailey (Maple Class)
Our St Barnabas the Encourager award winners- Ronnie (Maple Class)
Our Ambition value award winners- Freddie (Willow Class)
Have a restful weekend and we are looking forward to another week of exciting learning next week!
Mr Hooper (Willow Class) and Miss Welsh (Maple Class)