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Friday 5th February

Hello and welcome to 5W's blog off the week. 



This week we have been converting units of measurements. We have looked at converting between mm, cm, m and km. Towards the end of the week we looked at capacity, which is how much liquid a container can hold, we measure this in ml and L and we have converted between the two. 



This week we have carried on reading our class Novel ‘The Iron Man’ and our work has been based around the book. The class have written their own story openers about their own Iron Man or Iron Woman. They were a delight to read, lots of creative features throughout. I spotted similes, adjectives, modal verbs, speech and even personification! Brilliant work 5W.



The children visited Jodrell Bank on Tuesday as part of our topic. It really was a brilliant day and both children and staff had an amazing day. They children started the day by conducting scientific experiments. They investigated the gravity on the other planets, how craters are made by meteorites, sort out different types of rocks including meteorite and how much light you get the further away from the sun you are. In the afternoon, the children were able to go inside an inflatable planetarium where they were able to see how the sun appears to move across the sky, look at the different constellations in the night sky and zoom in on some of the planets in our solar system. Did you know that Jupiter has 67 moons? Or that its largest one is so big that if it orbited the sun instead of Jupiter it would actually be classed as a planet?



Each child created a poster all about Jodrell Bank, explaining all the new and exciting things they learned on Tuesday. As well as this 5W have been looking at the different theories about how the solar system have evolved and changed over time. We continued our work on the two main different theories, the Geocentric Theory (Earth is in the centre of the Solar System) - put forward by the Catholic Church and the Heliocentric Theory (The Sun is in the centre of the Solar System) –put forward by Copernicus and Galileo.

Our certificate winner this week AND trophy winner was Kiera! Not only did she get a certificate off Miss Catherall for being 5W’s little ray of sunshine, but also Mrs Roche awarded her with a certificate for her excellent story opener is English. Well done Kiera, you should be very proud.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and we will see you on Monday. Remember, school breaks up on Friday 12th for half term.