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REACH FOR THE STARS...POSSIBILITIES...MAKING A DIFFERENCE...BOOKS BUILD BRAINS...ADVENTURE... Overall attendance this last week of half term was 95.4% and this year we are at 95.9% for the whole school. Well done Westerhope.

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 1 (2a)
Week 5

CSI Science days

We really enjoyed finding out who stole the beautiful painting from school on our CSI Science days.

 

Year 5 were given the task to identify white powder found at the scene.

 

The white powders that we found in school were:

  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Corn Flour
  • Baking Soda

 

Therefore, we had to do lots of different tests to find out properties of the powders that were in school at the time of the crime.

 

We investigated the following:

  • Appearance
  • Smell
  • Texture
  • Reaction to water
  • Reaction to Iodine
  • Reaction to vinegar

 

After we found out the above properties of each powder, we tested the powder found at the scene.

 

When we added Iodine to the powder, it turned black. We then knew the powder had to be Corn Flour as we found out Corn Flour turns black when Iodine is added (the starch reacts with the Iodine).

 

Mystery Solved!

Ancient Greek Day

 

We really enjoyed our Ancient Greek Day!

 

In the morning, we learned how to write like an ancient Greek and we learned about their numeral system. We also learned all about the famous Battle of Troy!

We worked in small groups to make a Greek dip called Tzatziki. 

In the afternoon, we tasted and evulated different Greek foods.

 

We tasted and evaluated:

  • Tzatziki (homemade by us)
  • Hummus
  • Olives
  • Feta Cheese
  • Pitta Bread
Week 4

This week in topic we have been learning all about the Greek Gods!

 

To help us learn about the Greek Gods, we became one!

 

We used an app called YAKIT to make a picture of the God come to life.

 

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Week 3

This week we have been learning all about Ancient Greek Democracy.

 

We learned about the three different democratic systems; the Ekklesia, the Boule and the Dikasteria.

 

We also learned about who could and couldn't vote during this democracy in Ancient Greek times.

 

We interviewed different people who lived in Athens at the time about why they could or couldn't vote.

 

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Week 2
This week we have been we have started to learn about the 'Ancient Greeks'. We ordered important events on a timeline and we learned about the city states of Ancient Greece. We focused on Athens and Sparta. Ask us about what Athens and Sparta were like!
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Mr Devlin has introduced badminton to year 5 this week with the help of local coach Mr Phillip Hall.
This half term...
Our class reader is Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty.
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Our topic is Ancient Greeks.
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Our Science topic is properties and changes of materials.
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