Houghton Primary School

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Eagles (Y5)

 Eagles Class are our Year 5 group. They are taught by Mrs Culpin who is assisted by Mrs Lemons, Mrs Blem-Larsen and Mrs Roberts.

Autumn Term 2018

Please click here for Eagles Autumn 2018 Newsletter/Curriculum


Friday 12th October

Mr Johnson came into our class this week to teach us all about American flag football. We have only just started but everyone had great fun. We are looking forward to learning more.

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Aliens invaded our classroom this week! Great homework projects by the children, showing how their alien has adapted to its environment.

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Friday 5th October

We have been looking at the Earth's and Moon's orbits this week and tried to recreate this on the playground. We learnt a lot of facts.

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In our German lessons we have been looking at how you have conversations on the phone and the numbers 1-12. We played bingo and did some German maths calculations to help us remember the vocabulary.

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Our art work was completed this week. We studied the artist Peter Thorpe and recreated his style of space art. We think we did a pretty good job. They are in display in the classroom and atrium if you want to come and have a look. 

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Friday 28th September

Our first home learning produced fantastic results from the children. You could tell how hard they had worked on their project and the care taken. They were a delight to read, look at and eat!

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We had a visit this week from Lisa, the scientist who made ice cream with us. We were looking at the science behind it and the changes of state- freezing, melting, evaporating and condensing. It was great fun and we got to eat our experiment. Yum!

Adding ice

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Which flavour?

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mixing the powder in the milk

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All busy rocking our mixture in ice.

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The best bit!

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Friday 21st September

Planets has been the topic this week and we have been investigating the size of the planets in relation to the Sun and representing them in fruit form.

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We then began to think about how far they were from the Sun.We realised we wouldn't be able to get the exact distances so we used a scale - 1 piece of toilet tisuue for every 10 million kilometres. We had to go on to the field to measure it out.

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We were amazed at how far Neptune would really be.

To find out more about the planets we conducted a bit of planet speed dating. Great fun! Now we are ready to write our own fact files.

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Friday 14th September

We have gone meteor mad this week in class. On Monday a rock was discovered on the field and it looked like a meteorite. We then used books and the internet to find out about meteors and meteorites and whether it could have been. We tested it to find out if it was magnetic and the weight of it. Finally, Mrs Smith cut it in half and we were disappointed to discover it was nothing more than a crumbly rock.

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This then led us into investigating craters and the impact they make and we conducted an experiment to see whether different weights of 'meteorites' create different depths of craters.

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Ensuring a fair test 

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Welcome back! Everyone has come back refreshed and ready to learn. We have already had a busy 3 days starting our science topic- Space, getting outside to start playleading and trying some active maths and writing a recount about a little yellow alien. We are all looking forward to the new term and the challenges ahead.

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