We have been looking at forces in Science this half term, planning and carrying out many experiments to test different forces around us such as gravity, air resistance and water resistance. Below are some pictures of forces in action.
We were absolutely delighted yesterday when the Barleylands Educational team came to EFPS to award our school 1st prize in their Pumpkin Competition! The judges were so impressed with the effort, dedication and care of Poppy, Molly and Jenson that, despite his (very) small size, they have decided to award Pumpkin Bill the top prize - well done children!
In Maths toady some of us got to experience the Magical Multiplying Machine. It showed us how to multiply and divide by powers of ten.
This week has been quite emotional as we have been looking at the experiences of evacuees during WWII. The children learnt about the reason for evacuations and discussed how the thousands of children who were evacuated would have felt and what they might have experienced. Despite being a sad thing, the children were able to realise how important it was to evacuate into safer areas and even considered how, for many evacuees, it was an exciting adventure and a chance to experience new things.
The children then watched a short video compilation of photos and recordings from evacuees (complete with emotional, heart-wrenching music!). The video really helped Year 5 empathise with the evacuee children and, despite a fair few tears and wet tissues, helped them to complete their work creating speech and thought bubbles to go with pictures of evacuees. All the children in Year 5 demonstrated great empathy and maturity when learning about such an important, emotive topic.
This week both year 5 classes have walked down to the high street and paid a visit to the Rayleigh Museum. What a fabulous place to learn more about Rayleigh and its history! While there we learnt lots about Rayleigh during WW2, took part in a quiz and made a model spitfire. The museum was full of interesting information and artefacts and well worth a visit.
In French this week we have been learning our colours, creating some posters and playing dominoes.
We have had a super positive start to Year 5. We are trying to stay in the Green zone and if we feel "yellow" "blue" or "red" we are trying to find ways to move back to "green" as quickly as we can. Our positivity discussions, while using our purple bands, are helping us to find new ways to be more positive. Our motivational posters are up on the wall to remind us to always try our best and not give up.
In Design Technology we will be developing our own World War Two cake recipes. We had great fun tasting a variety of different cakes today. Ask your child which one was their favourite.
Welcome to year 5! We hope the children have had a great week settling in to their new classes.
In English we have introduced our class text for this half term, 'The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips' by Michael Morpurgo. A heart-warming tale of courage and warmth, set against the backdrop of the second world war, about an abandoned village, a lifelong friendship and one very adventurous cat!
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This blog is an ongoing record of the learning journey that the EFPS intake of 2014-15 are taking throughout their school lives at EFPS. We hope you enjoy sharing our experiences with us over the years. Please feel free to leave a positive comment on any of the posts!