Air resistance experiment

Today we investigated if different shaped paper made a difference to how quickly the paper fell to the ground. We had a flat, folded and scrunched up piece of paper that we dropped from the same height 4 times each. We noticed that the scrunched up piece of paper fell much quicker than the folded and flat pieces. This is because the air resistance is much less against the scrunched piece of paper whereas the flat piece of paper has a bigger surface area for the air resistance to push against.


Invite to Write w/b 28.11.16

We have been learning about forces in science, and had some interesting discussions about gravity and what it’s like in space.

Watch the videos below and comment with either a fact you know about gravity, or a question for the astronaut about what it is like trying to live without gravity.

This week in 5CV

This week we have been doing a variety of things in 5CV!

In Maths we have been celebrating being in the learning pit with long multiplication (e.g. 22 x 34).  We have felt what it feels like to fail and we have been determined to get out of the learning pit and succeed.  Well done 5CV for persevering and being determined to get it!  Watch out for a video on the blog explaining the method of long multiplication – incase you want to practise at home!

In Literacy we have been continuing with Shaun Tan’s book The Lost Thing.  We have thought even more about how we would describe our lost thing and written advice for anyone that may come in to contact with our lost things.

In Project we are continuing with our forces experiments (see previous post for our experiment this week).

In class today we started making our Christmas hoop!!!  I know can you believe it is that time already?  Watch this space for pictures and do come in to have a look at them all being displayed on Thursday 1 December.

Next week in class

Maths – Factors and short division

Literacy – writing our own story of The Lost Thing

Project – Pullies and air resistance

Have a lovely weekend all!

Mrs V


Floating and sinking experiment

Yesterday afternoon we did a science experiment about floating and sinking. We started with a piece of plasticine that was the same weight but changed the shape of the object to see whether it made a difference whether it floated or sunk. We found out that two objects can be the same weight but one may float and one may sink. This is to do with the shape of the object. I.e. a metal ball will probably sink but a metal boat will float. We learned that there are two forces working here. 1. gravity or weight and 2. upthrust or water resistance. So if the force of gravity/weight is greater than the force of upthrust the object will sink whereas if the force of gravity/weight is less than the force of upthrust the object will float.

KS2 Parent Workshop – Mon 28 Nov 16

KS2 Parent Workshop – Monday 28th November
All KS2 parents and carers are invited to attend a workshop on Monday 28th November at 2.30pm led by Alice Ainge-Lowe, Speech and Language Therapist.  Alice will present strategies to help parents and carers support their children’s language and literacy skills at home.   If you would like to attend please confirm your attendance by emailing or inform the school office.  Thank you.

This week in 5CV

It’s been a busy and fun week in 5CV!

In Maths we have been reviewing multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.  Then we moved on to column multiplication, multiplying 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit.  E.g. 33 x 6 or 567 x 5.

In Literacy we started a new book ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan.  This is a book about a man that finds a lost object and tries to find its home.  We have created our own wild and wonderful lost things and written a lost poster, for anyone that might find it!  We also learned our autumn poems off by heart and worked on our performance skills.  Then we filmed them outside.  Watch this space for our full length video of all 5CV’s autumn poems.

In Project we are in full swing with our Forces topic and have already completed 2 experiments (see previous posts!)  All our forces lessons will be practical and we will explore all types of forces such as wind resistance, friction, upthrust, leavers and pullies and so on.

In meta-cognition we are continuing to learn to juggle.  We learned this week that practise doesn’t make perfect.  In order to progress in something you have to do specific practise and know what you need to practise in order to improve.

Next week in class

Maths – long multiplication (e.g. 32 x 45)  Factors and multiples and short division

Literacy – writing our own ‘the lost thing’ stories

Have a lovely weekend and wrap up warm!

Mrs Vincett