In our book, Beowulf, we have been looking at characterization and we decided to think of who a new hero who could save the town after Grendel’s attack at Mead Hall. We then thought about questions that we could ask the new potential heroes.
We investigated air resistance by designing parachutes. We then tested our different parachutes on the school playground and kept it a fair test by using the same person to drop the parachute each time. We concluded that the size and shape affects the speed of the parachute and the more or less air resistance that it has. IMG_1085
img_3165img Today we travelled to Saudi Arabia to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. We walked through the main entrance in to the prayer room. Next we looked at the minerets and the reflecting pools. Google expeditions made all of this possible. We were also able to take an underwater tour and go shark hunting. This 3D virtual reality experience was amazing! Read More
So Year 5 2015-16 is completed and I can’t believe I’ve finished my first year at Marlfields. We’ve had some amazing experiences and worked hard. I am so proud of you all. You are an amazing group of children and I’m so excited and privileged to be teaching you again next year. Thank you so much for all the lovely gifts, cards and wishes. I promise I’m not crying reading them all! Have a fabulous holiday!
On Thursday 7th July, Marlfields Primary Academy had their Sports Day. Key Stage 1 did theirs in the morning and Key Stage 2 in the afternoon. Everyone had a great time and some of the races were very close! We would like to thank Multiflex for their commitment and help to make sports more accessible to us.
On Tuesday, Year 5 were lucky to be invited to a preview performance of Hairspray at Eaton Bank. We loved all the singing and dancing. There was an amazing amount of talent and humour. Well done Eaton Bank!
During our Enterprise week, we asked children to choose which football team they thought would win the Euro 2016 tournament. They could also buy a raffle ticket to win a Euro 2016 football. Children decorated gingerbread men in their favourite football team’s strip and we also made different flavoured slushies. We’ve had a great week and made quite a bit of money.
On Friday, Year 5 went geocaching around Astbury Mere. We used the geocaching app to find the approximate location. Then using the clues, we hunted high and low for the caches. Mrs Perry became a real expert at finding them. One highlight was meeting a mummy duck and her ducklings. We had a great morning and several of us are keen to go geocaching with our parents.
Our final day has arrived! We were required to count how many plants were alive. There were 22 plants from the red packet seeds and 29 blue packet plants still alive. We have looked at all the data we have collected and there doesn’t seem to be a clear distinction between the two sets of plants. We’re now excited about finding out the results!