In science, we have been learning about forces and this week our focus was friction. We planned out our
friction experiment and discussed which surface would cause the most friction out of: table top, grass, concrete, whiteboard and carpet. We then carried out our experiment by dragging a shoe across each surface with a Newton meter. We found that a lot of our results differed and we contemplated on why this might be.
We had a lot of fun and we learnt a lot about working scientifically. We planned a fair test and discussed
our variables. We made our predictions and recorded our results and then wrote out our conclusions. We also pondered on why our results were different from our predictions. Some of us thought that the muddier parts of the field may have caused more friction and others considered whether the painted areas of the concrete may have caused less friction. It was a lesson full of discussions!
Year 5 children have been enjoying learning about Ancient Greece. We looked into what Greece is like today and made some fantastic brochures. This week we have been finding out about some of the key events during this historical period. We sorted out the events in chronological order and then discussed which events we thought were the most significant for the Ancient Greeks.
We've learn a lot about how the Olympic games started and who Alexander the Great was but we still had
so many questions! We wrote all of these questions down on post it notes and stuck them to our Greek display to be answered throughout this term.
On Wednesday 20th September, we had our Pobble launch in school. Mrs Robinson, the Pobble representative, came in and led an exciting assembly where we found a mysterious box containing a pocket watch and a letter from Professor H. The professor informed us that the stop watch would allow us to time travel to any time of our choice and that today we would be exploring that possibility through our writing. We were very eager to get started!
We returned to our classrooms and got straight to work! After deciding when we would want to visit, we
collected vocabulary on our word walls and wrote some fantastic sentences. We then thought of a title for our story just in time for break. Some of us wanted to stay in and continue with our writing!
Once the bell went, we explored some different ways to hook our readers in. We were then finally able to
begin our stories. Some of us visited the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks or Romans. Others explored the Stone Age, the Victorian times, saved the Titanic from sinking, went to Lincoln Football Club's first game or experienced the 1920s. A few of us even decided to wander through the future and see what the world might be like in a few decades time.
All in all, it was a wonderful day and we all got to be writers of our own stories. Some of us even got
published and you can find our work on Pobble.com!