Week of the 24th of January
Years 5s have been finishing off their adventurous journals. Ask them what personification they've used to describe the desert. We had some fantastic ideas such as the "the dead bushes reached up the like curled and crooked fingers" and "the wall of sand swallowed everything in its path".
In history with the Year 5s and 6s, we looked at the Benin Kingdoms civil war and discussed the causes of it. The children can tell you all about what The Golden Age was like and why it was called this. Throughout the weeks, we've also been exploring the difference between primary and secondary sources in more depth. See if they can remember which ones we've looked at!
In RE, they did some independent research on Passover. Using books about Judaism and Chromebooks, the class tried to find the answers to questions. Some even used the index at the back of the book to help them!
Science explored thermal insulators and conductors. Can they tell you which one lets heat pass through quickly and which doesn't? Or what materials make good insulators and conductors? We will be doing an experiment this week where the class will be building their own insulators to try and keep an ice cube from melting as much as possible in just a few hours. Gather some recycled materials at home to bring in on Wednesday that might work as good insulators to help the class build theirs!
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