The Rainforest

Hello everybody,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.

Here are your 2 main tasks for this week : English & Geography.

For English you need to write 2 contrasting descriptions about the rainforest, remember to include powerful verbs, interesting adjectives and alliteration in your writing. For your Geography task, you need to make an awareness leaflet about climate change and deforestation.

Please continue to check Google classroom daily for all your tasks and to see what your classmates have been up to!

I will be posting examples of good work here later this week…

VE Day

VE Day celebrates Victory in Europe Day marking the end of the Second World War. May 8th commemorates the same day back in 1945 when the war finally ceased.

Check out the twinkl resource pack for VE ideas.

Have a wonderful long weekend 5GT!

Wonderful World of Science

Here are some practical science ideas for you to have a look at. Remember to comment on the blog/google classroom when you have made either of them.

Chromatography Butterflies

Equipment: filter paper/a circle of craft paper, felt tips, glass of water, pipe cleaners.

How to: using a felt tip, draw a single-line circle around the middle of the filter paper; only use one colour; fold the circle into a cone shape; place the cone in the glass so that it is just touching the water; what happens as the paper absorbs the water?  After a couple of hours, lie the paper out to dry, then use a pipe cleaner to scrunch the middle together and create a butterfly shape.

What is happening? Chromatography is a technique for separating mixtures. Here, the ink of the felt-tip (the sample) is put on the paper (the stationary phase) and the water then moves up the paper (the mobile phase). The different pigments of the ink have different properties (more/less soluble etc) which means they travel at different speeds and separate.

Taking it further: children could explore different felt tip colours, different sizes of circles or different sizes and types of paper. They could also use rulers to measure the distance travelled by the different colours.

 Make your own lava lamp

Equipment: empty plastic bottle, water, oil, food colouring, effervescent tablet.

How to: fill a third of the bottle with water; fill another third with oil; add 10 drops of food colouring; watch how the different liquids settle – what do you notice? Break the tablet in half and add it to the bottle. What happens? Add the remaining half table to continue the results.

What is happening? The oil sits on top of the water because the oil is lighter than the water or, more specifically, less dense than water. When the tablet is added it sinks to the bottom and starts dissolving in the water, creating a gas. As the gas bubbles rise, they take the coloured water with them. When the bubbles of coloured water reach the top, the gas escapes and the coloured water sinks down through the oil.

Taking it further: children could explore what happens if they put the lid on the bottle when the lava lamp is working, whether different oils and food colourings create different effects and whether the ratios of water to oil make a difference.

Celebrating great work

Well done to everyone who has submitted work on google classroom this week.

Elliot’s persuasive leaflet

Inaaya’s portrait of Renaldo in the style of Lichtenstein

Mohammed’s report on his sea creature

Zainab’s report on her sea creature

Keep checking the blog for more fantastic work from 5GT.

Celebrating great work

I have been so impressed with all your hard work this week.

Yusuf’s poem about a sea creature

Amna’s e-safety poster

Zunera’s fish

Inaaya’s jellyfish

Elliot’s information report about the viper fish

Manika’s information report

Great work 5GT!

Week beginning 27th April

The theme for week 6 is UNDER THE SEA.

Your learning this week is to write an information report about your chosen sea creature. This should include: subheadings, key information,pictures and interesting facts.

You will be learning about bioluminescence this week. Following on from that, you will be creating a bioluminescent sea creature (refer to the home learning on the Robin Hood website).

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I look forward to seeing you all on Google classroom.