Year 6 Whistles- mountains and rivers

After our incredible few days in Lledr hall exploring the landscape of North Wales, Lledr river and the Snowdonia mountains, we were interested to find out how rivers and mountains are formed.

We looked at the structure of the Earth and how plates converge together to create mountains. We then researched the journey of a river and the children were given a challenge to present what they had learnt to the rest of the class. We had some brilliant role play and we even had one group do a rap using all the vocabulary they had learned!

Here it is:

We have the rain and the mountains,

plus the source and the springs,

which follows on to the tributary.

Confluence, meander and floodplains too

and the delta and the mouth which is awesome for you!

We are looking forward to delving further into North Wales and finding out lots more about it!

 

Year 6 Whistles- our first week!

We have really enjoyed our first week in Year 6! We have loved seeing our friends again, meeting our new staff and learning lots of new things.
Science was particularly interesting as we have looked how the world was formed and its different layers. We have also really enjoyed our writing about our unbelievable summer where we have travelled to the Great Wall of China, the North Pole and the Taj Mahal and met dinosaurs and Albert Einstein! Miss Hay has thoroughly enjoyed reading them!
Year 6 has also brought lots of new responsibilities and opportunities and we can’t wait for the rest of the year!

Year 5 Whistles- Chocolate project and Art Gallery

On Tuesday, all of Year 5’s hard work and preparation came together as it was chocolate sales day! We had an excellent day selling our chocolates to friends and family and we got some brilliant reviews. They all tasted delicious and we made lots of profit too!

It was also the time to show off our beautiful artwork that we had worked so hard on in our gallery. Everybody was extremely impressed and left some wonderful comments about our artwork. We are very proud of ourselves!

Take a look at some pictures below.

 

Transition day- Whistles

Year 5 Whistles will be moving up to Year 6 with Miss Hay which she is very much looking forward to!

So, for transition day, we decided to write our future Year 6 selves a letter. We looked at our height, our shoe size, our hairstyles and what our favourite things were to see how much we might change. We also wrote about what we were most proud of in Year 5 that we would like to remind ourselves of in Year 6.We then thought about what we are looking forward to next year, what we hope for year 6 and our dreams for the future.

Once we had finished, we put them in a time capsule and we buried them. In one years time, we will dig them up and we get to read our wonderful letters and see how much we have changed (or not). We can’t wait!

Year 5 Whistles- Chocolate Project

In Year 5, we made our first chocolate prototypes for some lucky Year 6 and members of staff to try.

We got some brilliant feedback on what will work well (and what won’t) and feel very confident in our designs.

We are now extremely excited to be making our final chocolates and can not wait to create our advertising campaign.

Take a look at some pictures below!

Year 5 Whistles- The Chocolate Project

We have started our new topic in Year 5- Will you be the next Willy Wonka?

The children are becoming inventors and will be designing, making, marketing and selling their very own chocolate product and we are very excited!

In English, we wrote a descriptive piece about entering Willy Wonka’s chocolate room and trying our favourite chocolate bar. In order to do this, we first had to eat some chocolate! We used all our senses to generate some wonderful descriptive sentences. The children thoroughly enjoyed writing and eating at the same time and I was very pleased with what they produced.

Well done Whistles!

Take a look at some pictures below. (You can see just how much they enjoyed it!)

 

Year 5 Whistles- Maya Myths

In Year 5, we have been creating myths that the Maya people told as stories thousands of years ago. We have thought about a natural event or object and come up with an exciting way to explain how this event might have happened using magic and Maya gods.

Some children have explained why Mars is red, why we have the sun and the moon or why there is an eye on Jupiter!

The children have worked really hard on ensuring their stories flow and follow the structure of a myth whilst also making them really exciting for the reader. The children love to read each others stories so we have created a class book of Maya myths to go into our class library.

Well done Whistles!

Year 5 Whistles- Plants

In Year 5, we have been looking at how plants reproduce. We planted some poppy seeds and then talked about how a flower might make these seeds.

We learnt all about the different ways that the pollen can travel from flower to flower and then how this pollen joins with an ovule to create a seed.

The children were challenged to create a piece of role play to show this process using all the vocabulary they had learnt.

They all did a fantastic job! Take a look at some pictures below.   

Year 5 Whistles- Persuasive letters

In English this week, we have been writing letters to a logging company to try and convince them to help stop deforestation.

We researched about the Amazon and found out that there are lots of undiscovered plants and animals that would not be able to survive if we continue to destroy their habitats. We also discovered that tribes live in the rainforest and use the plants and barks of trees to create medicines.

It was then time for us to write our letters using all our persuasive skills in order to convince this logging company to stop cutting down the Amazon. We started off our letter with some brilliant persuasive devices. As a class, we wrote this opening paragraph.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to you because I think it is unacceptable that you destroy hundreds upon thousands of trees every year. Does the fact that you are ruthlessly ripping the roots of magnificent trees and plants, upturning them without a single thought, not bother you? I am certain by the end of this letter you will realise the fault of your actions and cease immediately.

The children were very passionate about why we should save the rainforest and this came across really well in their writing. I was very impressed!

 

 

Year 5 Whistles- life cycles

This week in Year 5 we have been looking at life cycles of animals. The children researched the life cycles of mammals and birds and discussed the differences and similarities between them.

We then created a piece of drama to represent the life cycle of one of these animals. The children had lots of fun and worked really well together to create some impressive representations of the life cycle.

Have a look at our pictures below!