Sikhism

House Point Challenge! This term we have been learning about the faith Sikhism. Take a look at the word bank above. Can you write an explanation for at least 6 of the words or phrases? Leave your answers by commenting on this post and you will receive 3 house points!

A Cow’s Heart

To develop our understanding of the circulatory system, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Alex Robertson, a perfusionist at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He bought along an enormous cow’s heart and expertly examined the different chambers and parts, teaching us all about the flow of blood around our body. We had a chance to explore the heart for ourselves which made for a very memorable learning experience. Take a look at our gallery of photos and leave a comment sharing your thoughts and ideas…

 

Floodland

This term we have started reading a new class novel, Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick. So far we have been introduced to Zoe, a young girl struggling to survive as England has been covered by rising water. Only a few islands remain but the inhabitants aren’t as friendly as she may have hoped. What do you think of the novel so far? How has the author gripped you in the first few chapters and made you want to read on? What would you do in Zoe’s situation? Leave your thoughts by commenting on this post…

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The Digestive System

Today we recreated the stages of the digestive system using water, orange juice, chocolate cake, a plastic bag and a pair of stockings. It may sound crazy but it sure helped us embed the sequence of digestion and the order of the organs within this system. Can you recall the different stages of the digestive system we recreated? Which stage was the most fun? What about the most messy? How might we recreate other organ systems? Record your ideas by commenting on this post…

 

Converting Measures – Basic Skills Rapid Recall

Brush up on your rapid recall of conversion facts. Complete the game from the BBC Skillswise website and time your self. How long does it take you to answer all questions? What was your score? Click on the picture to follow the link and don’t forget to leave your score and your time by commenting on this post…

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Arm Span Investigation

Our new topic this term in Science is ‘The Human Body’. To develop our scientific working within this topic, today we learned about the theory presented by the Roman engineer, Vitruvius. He suggested that a ‘well made man’ had an arm span that was equal to height. Leonardo Da Vinci, created the image ‘The Vitruvian Man’ to demonstrate the ideal proportions suggested by Vitruvius. Using this to inform our enquiry, we worked in groups to devise a scientific investigation that explores the relationship between height and arm span. Which scientific question did you decide on? Can you measure the arm span and height of different family members? What did you find out? What was the relationship between your height and arms span? Do you notice how this helps or hinders you with certain sports?  Leave your comments…

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London Zoo

We visited London Zoo as part of our scientific study on adaptation and evolution. In preparation for our trip, we researched different animals that were on show at the zoo and when there, were able to analyse closely the physical features of each creature that enable them to survive in different environments. Which exhibition did you most enjoy and why? How did life in the nocturnal zone differ from that in the butterfly house? Did you learn any fun facts at the zoo? Leave your thoughts by commenting on this post and don’t forget to check out the gallery of pictures below…

 

Mayan Mask Making

As part of learning about the Mayan Civilisation, we studied the significance of Mayan masks and the different designs and colour choices. Can you remember the different occasions that masks are worn? What is the meaning behind the different designs? Which colours and patterns did you include in your design? Why? Take a look at the photo slideshow of the initial stage of creating and don’t forget to leave your response in a comment on this post…

 

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