Welcome to Tintagel Class - Year 5/ 6
Teacher: Mrs Smith
Learning Support Assistants: Miss Godwin
Scroll down the page to see all of our fabulous learning this year so far!
We really hope you had a good rest over the holidays and we are really looking forward to the spring term.
When I think back to the autumn term, we had such a busy, wonderful term. We were the first class to have a class assembly, we visited Davidstow War Museum, Y6 went to TIntagel castle, we dissected a pigs heart, we learnt lots about The Battle of Britain and we put on an awesome play at the village hall plus much more!
As a school, we launched accelerated reader, and you have all completed several quizzes and are moving through the levels and making progress with your reading.
In maths, 12 of you have achieved a new '99 club' badge. You are all making progress towards your new badge though, so keep persevering.
We have lots to look forward to this term- welcome back!
Mrs Smith and Miss Godwin
Which material is the best insulator?
We had a great discussion in class and designed our own investigation to discover which material is the best insulator. Most of us thought it would be the clingfilm or the tin foil. We were really surprised when the ice egg wrapped in cotton wool lost the least amount of weight and therefore was the best insulator. We learnt that if a material keep things warm, it also keeps things cold. Mrs Smith was really impressed with us because she said we were starting to think like scientists, as we worked out how we would ensure we created a fair test and we planned the investigation carefully.
During Spring 1 we learnt different jumps, balances and rolls. For our final session today, before we start tennis, we combined the three skills together and had some fun using all of the equipment. Balancing in the air was particularly tricky but we managed it! Take a look at our photos.
We have been learning about the properties of materials. We combined bicarbonate of soda with vinegar and together they created a chemical reaction. A gas was formed (carbon dioxide) which 'blew up' to create a giant's hand.
It was a great investigation and the children were using lots of great vocabulary to explain what had happened.
Muddy water investigation
We completed an investigation to see who could get their muddy water the cleanest. It was open ended and we quickly realised we needed to use different materials to try and remove the particles. The children learnt how to separate mixtures through filtering out the particles.