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.
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 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!
Looks like so much fun 5CV!!!!
Today we split into three teams to make our own games. The brief was each game must: practise a skill, be non contact, involve everyone working as a team and be creative. After playing each team’s game, we voted for the best one, and the winner narrowly was team Pulp Emojis…
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.
Use an expanded noun phrase to describe one of the Lost Things that you can see. For example: It has a twirly, long hair piece with car tyre like eyes.
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!