Team 5 like to keep their maths as practical as possible. It helps us understand tricky concepts like fractions! We used zest, resilience and teamwork to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers.
Trial and Error Track Design
The Bloodhound SSC will aim to travel 1 mile in just 3.6 seconds. Team 5 were tasked with creating a lego track that would allow their marble to travel from the start to finish in exactly 3.6 seconds. After many attempts and adjustments to their track, this team got extremely close! They worked fantastically well together to work out ways to slow down or speed up the marble by amending the track and adjusting the steepness. Well done guys!
Need for Speed: Testing Team 5 Reaction Speeds
Andy Green, driver of the Bloodhound SSC, will need to have excellent reaction speeds when he attempts to break the world land speed record this year on the Hakskeen Pan desert. This week, Team 5 timed their own reaction speeds with and without distractions to see how quick they were to respond to the ruler drop test. Strangely, some of our team did better with the distraction of having to read out a random list of letters!
Jelly Bean Cubes
Problem solving, visualising and mental calculation all came into play during this maths session. Team 5 were asked to build models of cube numbers. First they calculated how many jelly beans they would need to show 2,3 or 4 cubed, then they spent time constructing cubes using 8, 27 or 64 jelly beans! The results are quite impressive we think.
Stone people frozen in time
Team 5 did an incredible job, becoming victims of the gorgon Medusa's stare. We have been finding out how Perseus defeated monstrous Medusa in literacy. Each child had to turn to stone however they would suddenly reanimate when asked who they were. They came up with a back story for their character including how they had ended up in Medusa's lair.
Silence in the Courtroom!
Team 5 Trip - Galleries of Justice (Nottingham)
w/b 13th November
Follow our learning journey...
(w/b 30th October)
After a well deserved half term break, Team 5 quickly got back to work! This year, Team 5 will be taking part in a nation wide collaborative science project that is being run by the BBC. We will carry out these investigations alongside our science topics over the next few months. Eventually, we will be able to compare our data and findings with schools from around the country. If we are really lucky, we could be in with a chance of winning a visit from a famous scientist!
Topic Week: Off With Their Head!
(w/b 9th October)
The King of Butterflies
To link with our science this half term (life cycles and living things), Team 5 took some time to learn more about Monarch butterflies. They then created some amazing butterfly art using a mixture of mediums. The results are really fantastic and we hope to have these on display around school soon!
Investigating Area and Perimeter
Team 5 explored the relationship between area and perimeter by designing stables for King Henry VIII's many horses. They created a range of rectilinear shapes to find and recommend a suitable design for the King.
Team 5 applied some of the skills they have acquired making story maps during Talk for Writing sessions, to create historical recount maps using pictures and symbols to help them remember the events that led up to the execution of Anne Boleyn.
Hampton Court Palace Garden Designers
At the request of King Henry VIII, Team 5 had the task of finding out the perimeter of stone wall needed to surround some new knot gardens for the palace. We needed to provide the King with a range of shape and size options. Team 5 were definitely on top form, they even came up with formulas to calculate perimeter!
To find out about the many monarchs that have ruled our country since 1066, we spent some time exploring the dates and ordering them using our knowledge of place value.
Together We Try...and recreate some royal portraits!
Team 5 worked incredibly hard to reproduce royal portraits of Anne Boleyn, who we had been learning about this week. First we looked at the originals and thought about the detail that we would need to include, then we chopped the portraits up so that each member of our team would be responsible for a part of the picture. We were really happy with the results! What do you think?