Welcome to Class 5 - Jaguars!
Jaguars are a Y6 class. Our Class teachers are Mrs Christie (Monday-Tuesday) and Mrs Roberts (Wednesday – Friday). Mrs Carter, Mrs Graus and Mrs Shore are our Teaching Assistants.
Today we revisited 'Sound' and reminded ourselves how sounds are created and how they travel. We then had to carry out independent investigations linked with sound using only ourselves and a ruler! Within the class, we managed to explore both pitch and volume.
Topic Celebration WWII
It was so fantastic to be able to invite our parents in to see what we have been getting up to during our World War II topic. We hope you enjoyed it!
World War II Day
We had a fantastic time together! We learned how to sew on a button, planted seeds, deciphered secret codes, used our ration coupons to buy sweets, made gas mask boxes and learned basic first aid. What a day!!
Science Week - Egg Drop
To end our fantastic week of science, we had to create a container to save an egg when dropped. We had to work to a budget.
Our attempts were very successful but the overall winner was Bolsover!
Science Week - Marble Run
Each team was given exactly the same equipment and we had to design a marble run that would keep a marble on a sloping table for the longest time possible- it had to keep moving at all times. Haddon team won with a time of 22.97 seconds!
Science Week - Glider Glee
We all created 'Hoop Gliders' and then worked in our house teams to develop different prototypes based around this design. We took our best designs and battled against each other to see which would win. Chatsworth gained a win with their glider travelling over 6m!
Science Week - Fighter Jet Reaction Times
We were testing our reactions to see if we could be fighter jet pilots. A fighter jet travels at a whopping 2500km per hour- that's twice the speed of sound!
Matlock Town FC
We had a great afternoon at Matlock Town FC. We went in the dugouts, had a tour of the changing rooms, met the players and had our VIP passes signed! Then we got to watch the Gladiators in action- Thank you very much MTFC!
Children During World War II
Earlier this term, we wrote letters to Mr Cole and Mr Barker asking them about their childhood during WWII. Today, we were lucky enough to welcome them into the classroom to answer our questions! It was a fantastic experience and we found out lots of interesting information.
The Best Beak
We have been looking at how living things have adapted to suit different environments etc. We replicated different bird beaks and different diets and discovered which beak was best suited to which diet. Did you know that ostriches swallow stones?
Friend or Foe Drama
We improvised different scenes from Friend or Foe to help us to understand the characters.
Both Year 5 and 6 have been learning Basketball in PE. We decided to end the term with a tournament between the two year groups. It was so fantastic to watch the incredible team spirit and support that everyone showed each other.
The Year of the Tiger
To celebrate Chinese New Year this week, we had to carefully follow a set of instructions to create these fabulous lanterns!