Well it’s been quite a busy week!
On Wednesday we had a visitor from the Blackpool museum who came to talk to us about the history of the Blackpool Tower circus. The children were then given the challenge to think about a circus act that they could see in the future of the circus and they had to work in teams and prepare a pitch for their act. The ideas were very futuristic and all the teams delivered their pitch to the rest of the class.
On Thursday we had our maths day and I’m so proud of how hard all the children worked. Firstly, thank you for all your effort with the costumes, the children all looked great. During our maths day the children did activities related to our space theme:
The children compared their weight on different planets by multiplying their mass by gravitational field strength and then presented their data in a bar chart;
They used fact cards about the planets to find out the average temperatures of each planet in our solar system and then recorded their findings on a graph;
They calculated the scaled distance of each planet in our Solar system from the sun using the scale 1cm = 7.6 million kilometres and then drew out the inner planets on paper and then measured out the outer planets in the corridor;
The children calculated the size of each planet’s diameter in our Solar system and using a compass they drew out its scaled size using the scale 1cm = 1000kilometres;
The children also had to complete other space themed maths challenges.
On Friday we went to Mass to celebrate All Saints day. Year 5 accompanied their buddies in Reception and did an amazing job.
Thank you to everyone who has donated for the Christmas shoe box appeal, it’s very kind and generous of you all and will ensure other children in the world will have the happy Christmas that they deserve. Thank you!