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.
At Digital Leaders club, our pupils have been investigating programming using the BBC Micro-Bit. We were asked to bring two of our year 5 pupils to the Havering Computing Conference to demonstrate how they have been using it.. We were very proud of Jamal and Neve who confidently demonstrated their skills to teachers from around the borough. They impressed the other delegates so much that they were asked to help demonstrate at another session where they learnt how to wire and program a ‘Crumble’ electronic board. To find out more visit www.microbit.org/ and
This week in maths we have been rounding decimals which is quite fun once you get used to it. So we had a work sheet that we needed to finish. An example of a sum was: 34.21-> 34
It is not to 35 because the two is smaller than five and the rule is five or more, let it saw, four or less, let it rest. It was easy and I recommend.
Today in maths we played a game called kahoot. Its where you can make your own times table games and play them and you need to have a six digit number and then you need to put a nickname and then it will tell you the top three people that won.
Today in literacy we wrote our ideas of what we thought was going to happen next. One of Varjaks friends had just gone missing. We had to plan on a story mountain the start, the build up, the dilemma, the resolution and the end. Almost everybody finished their plan. From finding a new owner to going inside a statue every idea was original! I thought it was great listening to others imaginative ideas.
Well done everyone!!!
By Elisabeth poplar
Today we went to Suttons Primary school, so we could learn about Gamelan music which is from Indonesia. We met a man called Mr. Sanabi . We were asked to play different instruments like the gong and the drums , the gong was massive and it was really hard to play in time with the music. We also learnt a song in Javanese. Java is a small island in Indonesia and it is know for having lots of volcanoes. There are hundreds of volcanoes in Indonesia as it is situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire (the line where two tectonic plates meet).IMG_2134 IMG_2147
Year 5 have been working hard to learn about different word classes and punctuation in their Literacy lessons this week. They have bene using their understanding of word classes and punctuation to improve their writing making it exciting and interesting.
We have looked at nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, determiners, prepositions and conjunctions. We have also learnt about using apostrophes for contractions and possession, using questions to build tension and using ellipses.
Here is a fabulous website to keep practising this at home – http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english/games