The Masked Reader!!

The Masked Reader is finally here!

Can you guess which teacher is hiding under each mask?

Submit your answers below – good luck!

 

Google form link: https://forms.gle/kdMUworETPT1wbCQA

March Reading Challenge!

Join in with our March reading challenge by helping us to earn 250,000 reading minutes between now and 26th March!

Log how many minutes you have read this week at home!

Don’t log the minutes you have read in school as your teachers have done this for you!

The link to the Google form is here: https://forms.gle/jj31KPb8wnbdEZLT6

The link to the Google form is here: https://forms.gle/jj31KPb8wnbdEZLT6

The Masked Reader – Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of our Masked Reader!

Coming 4th March …

Throughout March, as a school we are planning to walk from John o Groats to Lands end and back! That’s 1,748 miles!

If my calculations are correct as a school we only need to do 110,505 steps a day! Easy!

So charge up your fit bits and smart watches and get your walking shoes ready!

At the end of the week complete the google form that I have attached to this blog and we will record your steps. There will be weekly prizes in school for most steps in a week and all school staff will be getting involved too.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy the challenge 🙂

Lands' End to John O' Groats charity walk. - Home | Facebook

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-KHSvtCY_CBiXPh8snIZPQpW1Dy1QsaZJAnnIvX5Xys/edit

Year 5 and 6 Accelerated Reader Winners

A huge well done to all of the Year 5 and 6 children who quizzed on Accelerated Reader and earned themselves a raffle ticket over the last few weeks!

Below are the Year 5 and 6 videos revealing our winners! Well done!

We will get your prizes to you some time during the first week back 🙂

 

YEAR 6 WINNER:

 

YEAR 5 WINNER:

Darwin’s Finches 🐦🐧🐤

On Monday this week we looked at the work that Charles Darwin did in regards to the finches that were living on the Galápagos Islands; a small group of islands off the coast of South America. Darwin noticed that many of these birds looked very similar to those on the mainland but all had beaks of a different shape and size. This led Darwin to conclude that the beaks of these birds had all adapted and changed based on the food available to them on each of the different islands.

We then decided to carry out an experiment to test which type of beak would be the most suitable for each different food type. To test this, we decided to use five different pieces of equipment to represent the different ‘beaks’; tweezers, binder clips, pegs, scissors and spoons. We chose seven further items to represent our different food types. Before starting the experiment, we had to write our hypothesis. The children each made a prediction as to what they thought would happen.

After making our predictions, we then carried out the test. The children had to work as a group to see how many of each item they were able to pick up in 30 seconds. To ensure it was a fair test, each child used their own piece of equipment for each of the different food items. They then recorded their results in a table.

Once the experiment had been completed, the children then wrote their conclusions, which explained their findings and any results which stood out to them. Many of the children began to realise that certain pieces of equipment were better suited to picking up different types of food, similar to how Darwin has theorised when saying that the birds had adapted to suit the different food types available to them. Finally, we were able to work out the average number of items picked up by each piece of equipment, before presenting this data using a bar chart.

Important: Experiment

Good morning everyone,

Next week in expedition, Year 5 and 6 children will be carrying out a scientific experiment. We will be looking at how different species of birds on the Galápagos Islands managed to adapt and change their beak shape based on the food that was available to them. For this experiment, we will be investigating what shape of beak is most suitable for each different food type. As you can imagine, this will be difficult in the current circumstances as children will need to carry out the experiment at home. It would be fantastic if you were able to have the following materials and ingredients available for Tuesday’s lesson. However, if this is not possible, children should be fine using similar items that they can get hold of.

Thank you