Ancient Egypt

Today in Class 5 we welcomed everyone back from their six week holidays!

 

It was great to see how many projects were completed over the holidays and all looking fantastic.

We will be placing them around the classroom to help us continue our topic on Ancient Egypt.

Continue bringing your projects in until Friday.

Do you know any interesting facts about Ancient Egypt?

Mayan temples

In our topic work today we worked on creating Mayan temples. We used card, chalk pastels and sketching techniques in our artwork.

 

Do do you know what the temples were used for?

Athletics

In PE today we took part in lots of races. We used different equipment, such as tennis balls, bean bags and relay batons to compete in teams.

What is your favourite race?

 

Mayan cities

Today we have been learning about the different Mayan cities that were spread across Central America over 2000 yers age. We looked at the names for different buildings within the cities as well as interesting facts about them.

 

Do you know what a Mayan house was called?

Plant life cycles

 

Today we we have been learning about the life cycle of a plant. We used technical vocabulary such as pollination, shoot no photosynthesis to describe the process.

Do you know what pollination means?

Rain forest animation.

In Class 5 we have been writing play scripts and planning and creating animations about them. We based our stories on The great Kapok tree and used all of our knowledge of deforestation to write our stories.

 

Do you know much oxygen the rain forest produces for the world?

 

Mayan glyph plates

Today we made plates from clay. We researched and used Mayan glyphs to decorate our plates. These glyphs were used as part of the Mayan calendar or on bark scrolls to retell stories and record information about the stars.

Do you know how many different glyphs the Mayans used?

Scaling problems

In our Maths we have been using scaling problems linked to our Plant, Grow, Cook, Eat curriculum. We first solved problems around scaling up and scaling down different recipes, before making a fruit salad using the ingredients from our work.

What would you put in your fruit salad?

 

Multiplication families

We have been practising and using our times tables all year in Class 5. Today we used this knowledge to help us multiply larger numbers that were multiples of 10, 100 and 1000.

How would you solve 40 x 50?

2171pts 1st position blue House
2016pts 2nd position green House
1907pts 3rd position red House
1886pts 4th position yellow House