Today we worked in the groups we will be making our towers in for the first time. On Friday we will be constructing towers ONLY using marshmallows and raw spaghetti. Each group can choose one of two options. They can either try to make the tallest tower possible, or the strongest. Here are some pictures [...]
We have been looking at probability in maths. It is quite a tricky concept, but we have been having lots of fun! Yesterday we played a very old dice game called “Pig”. We had to work out how to get to 100 points. You can find the rules here. Why not leave a comment explaining what [...]
During maths, we were set a special task to predict how many lines of symmetry there are in a Decagon. Here are our prediction. Sharon: I think that there are 8 lines of symmetry in a Decagon because I spotted a pattern in other shapes. The pattern was to add 2 to the number of [...]
How many interesting word problems can you write where 45 is the answer? How tricky could you make it? Click here for a larger version of the Voicethread.
On Tuesday, Year 5 begun an investigation… They had to discover, as a class, which variables affected the rate of evaporation of water. They worked in groups of 3, choosing their own variable to test. They had to measure the amount of water remaining at different points in time, and produce a line-chart of their [...]
Today in science we had to find a way to seperate all of the materials in Alien Soup. We had a range of aparatus to choose from, and worked in groups of 3. What did we learn? Click here for a large version of the Voicethread.
Right Year 5… Tomorrow’s science investigation is a bit of poblem solving. You need to work in threes in order to seperate all of the things in this murky looking mixture: Here are some of the resources you will have to choose from: Sieves Beakers Bowls thermometers Funnels Filter paper Magnets Anything else you can [...]
Today in maths, the Pyramid group worked on some algebra problems. They had to work out which letters represented each number, and from that, work out which times table was being expressed in letters. I really enjoyed working with them, and I hope they learned something! Here is a great game where you can play [...]
During the half term, I was sitting on my sofa wondering ” How on earth should do my homework”? I know that is really simple to do homework, you have all the details on the sheet. But Mr Sloan didn’t give us a comprehension sheet or anything dull (which he never does, he’s like the [...]