Today in literacy we drew a mysterious man in our explorer book. We had to use the text from our story and draw him.
In Miss Lee’s maths group we have been learning about converting measurements
We had Simpsons sheets and we had to convert.
For the past couple of days we have been writing survival guides about the rainforest.
We were allowed to do lots of mini science experiments like filtering water with filter paper. The books also included ways to make a bandage, how to make a raft, how to build shelters and how to make a fire
Today we wrote our own animal reports. We had to choose two or three animals and we had to write about the diet, habitat and appearance. We used interesting sentence openers and relative clauses to make our writing better. Everyone enjoyed and had different South American animals.
By Maggie Poplar
Brilliant board games
Today in maths we were given board games about converting decimal, percentages and fractions. We got to choose our partners and we were given the board game, you would play the game three times and whoever won more times won!
Year 5 have started their new topic South America by beginning to read our new book ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell. The story begins with 4 children crash landing into the Amazon Rainforest and attempting to work out how they would survive. After listening to the detailed description of the setting, the children in year 5 began to imagine what they would see if they were in the story. As a result, they have created some fabulous drawings!
On Monday Year 5 visited Elm Park Library. They were shown around the library and found out about how fiction and non-fiction books were organised before completing a challenge in which they had to find books and authors based on the dewey decimal system. They were all able to choose a book to take from the library to read at school and were also given a form so that they can sign up for a library card if they wish. They were fabulously behaved and it was a very enjoyable morning.
Today we had some visitors who performed an exciting and engaging road safety performance. The children had to listen to different accounts of a road safety incident and ask characters questions to find out more information. They were fabulous and learnt lots about the importance of road safety.
Today Oak class were visited by 5 students from UEL who came to see how fantastic the computing is at EPPS. The children worked hard to research, plan, create and present a 4 slide presentation on the theme Extreme Earth. The presentations were fantastic with a wide range of information and facts. They also used sound effects, animations and transitions to present them. We invited Poplar class to watch the final presentations and they agreed that they were fabulous!
We had lots of fun at the science museum today. The children were allowed to explore various scientific areas in the Wonderlab including: a friction investigation, involving slides; a show about electricity, with indoor lightning; and a scientist showing experiments using liquid nitrogen. We also had a special show all about forces which was fantastic. The children behaved exceptionally and were a credit to the school.
This week in music the children listened to the musical composition ‘Boom’ that is created with a variety of percussion instruments combined with digital sounds. They then used the instruments to compose their own piece of music based on and Extreme Earth theme. Most groups stuck with the theme of a storm, and worked really hard to include lots of different elements in their performances including, rhythm, form, texture and dynamics.