Spring Term 1 (2019-2020)

Thursday 5th March 2020
World Book Day - Roald Dahl characters galore are all that can be seen in Year 5's classroom today. We most certainly have had some creative outfits amalgamated and these most definitely matched the flamboyant acting skills, showcased in our Matilda themed drama workshop this morning! A big thank you to all parents and carers for their continued support with such events - I know these outfits do not appear out of thin air!
 
Please enjoy the pictures of Saint Teresa's class from across the day. You'll have to also keep an eye out, at parents evening, for the stories the children have written about pranks that Matilda could have played in the Roald Dahl original! 
 
Miss C
 
Wednesday 5th February 2020 
Music to your ears! As part of our broad and balanced curriculum Saint Teresa's class explored a new genre of music - old school hip hop! Please enjoy their performance that they wished to share... :) 
 
Miss C
 

Friday 31st January 2020
Rock stars and solar systems!
Wow! What an outstanding week we’ve had here in Saint Teresa’s class – what a way to round off January! It must be said, I have been so very impressed and blown away with the extraordinary and varied homework masterpieces that have made their way into the classroom. It has been a delight to see how engaged and enthused the children have been with their topic, consequently meaning their homework has been out of this world – quite literally! Please check out the images of the childrens creations below.

I am also aware how much involvement and support it takes from parents and carers to help with homework tasks, such as this, so a huge thank you to you all! The children speak so fondly of these moments.

In addition to the above, we have also become familiar with Times Table Rockstars. The children are so excited and raring to challenge themselves and their peers with their growing knowledge of their times tables. I’m excited to see what ‘rock heros’ will develop over the course of the next few weeks! I’ve even been practising in the ‘studio’ over the last few evenings!

Miss C

 

Friday 24th January - Outdoor Learning
Galileo! Within outdoor learning this week we were able to conduct some fair tests – looking at Earth’s gravitational pull and the air resistance we experience!

Before we ventured outside, we discussed some theories conceived by Aristotle and Galileo – followed by producing our own hypothesises. 

The children were then able to test and see, when dropping items from a consistent height, if the weight of the items would affect how quickly they fall.

All of the class recorded their results within a table. Simultaneously, using measuring systems, such as scales and tape measures, to ensure a fair test was conducted.

Following this, we watched a controlled experiment conducted by Brian Cox. Within his parallel experiment, he changed one major thing… He conducted it in a vacuum! This altered our thoughts on gravity drastically and we realised that air resistance is a huge factor on our planet!

 

Monday 13th January - Tim Peake
Class visitor - Here in Saint Teresa's class today, the children had a surprise guest visitor, named Tim Peake. The children were so very excited this morning when they set eyes on the life size astronaut, who had come to visit our classroom. Within our current literacy unit, we have been researching space explores - one being Tim Peake himself - and we are so glad he has came on a mission to Saint Josephs!
 
Miss C
 
Tuesday 7th January - We the Curious
Space explorers! Today Saint Teresa's class kicked off their new topic of Earth and Space with a visit to We the Curious, in Bristol. Year 5 most certainly had a jam packed day, beginning in our workshop where the children were training to become astronauts, experimenting what happens in different air pressures, testing out materials for space nappies, creating rockets and even controlling mechanical arms. What's more, we followed this by venturing out into space, utilising the on-site planetarium, travelling around our galaxy and beyond in 3D! I must say it was a fabulous and enriching experience, whereby we had lots of WOWs and excitement. To round off our trip, the children then got to explore the exhibits and really become scientists! 
 
Thank you for - as always - being such fabulous ambassadors for our school! 
 
Miss C