In Year 5 this term we have been investigating how materials or things change their state. So they might be solid, like chocolate, but then we can change their state to a liquid by adding heat. We are seeing how much water is lost from fruit and vegetables when they are left out.
The investigation was set up on Wednesday, 9th March and we are checking it again on Wednesday, 16th March 2016. What do you think will happen? The class have made their best predictions so we will see!
Year 5 had some homework set for half term. They were to write a diary about their week. Here is the letter that went out and the diary templates.
Year 5 have had a very busy day! First of all they had to measure the wood to make their canvas frame for Art. This meant that they were able to put to good use the strategies and skills for measuring they had been learning in Mathematics last week. The wood was marked for the four sides with children choosing to have a rectangular or square canvas frame.
All the children had a reminder about how to saw safely using a bench vice and to be careful walking around with and using the saws. The task of sawing the wood was greeted with enthusiasm by everyone! The next step was to glue the sides together in the shape of a rectangle or square and then to re-enforce them with cardboard triangles. The children used a right angle measure made from folded scrap paper (ask one of the class to show you how easy it is to do) to get the right size and shape.
Afterwards they had to cut out some material to use for the ‘canvas’ – Mrs Westlake’s recycled sheet. The material was just a little bigger than the frame and was pinned in place with some drawing pins ready for painting.
The frame was hot glued by Mrs Westlake because it can be a hazardous task. The canvas was then primed, by being painted white, ready for next week when the real work of painting the miniature can begin. The children worked on the intitial ideas in their sketch books, in Art, trying out drawing different parts of the face before they started their painting and then went on to draw a final design. Key thing it to not make the picture too small as it is hard to paint even with special narrow brushes we use.
Here are some pictures of all the things we did today!