Welcome back to term 6. I hope that over half term you all had chance to rest, relax and enjoy the sunshine so that you have come back to your home learning feeling energized and enthusiastic again.
I know that many of you have been growing plants in your garden and I hope that all of the pea seeds I sent you have germinated and are growing now. Here are my pea plants in my back garden and if you look carefully you can see a few flowers and some small pea pods emerging!
We have been enjoying eating our lettuces and radishes but they all seem to have grown at the same rate including those we put in later.
I have grown a vegetable I have never grown before and I find it fascinating. It is called kohlrabi and it looks a bit like an alien vegetable as it produces a big bulb that you can eat on the surface of the soil. You can just see the purple bulb forming.
Thank you to everyone who has sent in their portal stories this week or their letter writing about the beginning of the railways in Victorian times. They have all been very well written and you can see them in the Year 5 gallery.
Another task that you were set this week was to dissect and label the parts of flowers as part of your science learning. I know that many of you enjoyed this activity and your pictures of your various flower dissections are also on the gallery. Have a look at this PowerPoint by Eloise, of her flower dissection too.
A science challenge that you have all been set, is to represent the lifecycles of different animals in creative ways. Alex made the lifecycle of a fish using gingerbread and Hettie represented the lifecycle of a frog using sweets. What yummy ideas!
Our Year 5 thought for the day