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Well, the weeks are going by very fast towards the end of Year 5.  We have had an interesting week filled with metaphors, streamlining and converting units. 


Maths this week involved us starting our new unit on Converting Units.  We looked at converting between kilograms and grams and kilometres and metres.  We used our understanding of place value to help us with this. I have been really impressed with the Eagles' understanding of converting measures and we have used multiplying and dividing by 1,000 excellently!


In English we have focused on building the skills so that we can create our Imaginary World texts.  We have recapped what similes and metaphors are and created our own metaphors for a number of different settings and scenes.  Some beautiful imagery was created. 


Science has involved us thinking about upthrust and buoyancy.  We thought about what shapes created the most water resistance and why shapes need to be streamlined to travel effectively through the water.  The Eagles created their own clay model boats to test if they understood about water resistance, some were more effective than others but we had fun doing it. It was enjoyable to understand why things can lose their buoyancy and how gravity and upthrust relate to this.


We are looking forward to you being able to see the culmination of our year of learning the clarinet on Tuesday.  The Eagles have all worked so hard to play their instruments well and learn all of the sing that we will be both singing and playing. 


Finally, it was lovely to have Lucia, a Year 10 student, with us this week for her work experience placement. The children loved having her in our class and in a short time she made a big impression. 


I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Stay safe

Mrs Cotton