Our Solar System

The planets are millions of miles away from the Sun.   We have a created a toilet roll solar system to help us understand that the size of the planets is tiny compared to the enormous distance between them.IMG_4788[1]

Science week

Our week of science, training as paleontologists, began with our guest speaker, Professor Kevin Moffat, from the University of Warwick.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed what he had to say and the experiments he carried out were incredible.

During the week, every year group had the opportunity to develop their skills as paleontologists.  IMG_4699[1] IMG_4701[1] IMG_4709[1] IMG_4712[1] IMG_4735[1] IMG_4729[1] IMG_4740[1] IMG_4751[1]

 

 

Children’s University Graduation Video

A fabulous evening celebrating the successes of those children who have achieved many hours of extra curricular learning.   Mr W is extremely proud of those children who attended from AFJS. Can you spot the Abbots Farmers in the video?

Goodbye Lukas😭

Yesterday Lukas had his last day at our school, it was sad to say goodbye but we hope he has a safe journey to Singapore. We made a goodbye card for him with pictures of year 5 on it. Lucas was really funny to have in our Class. Yesterday he gave us all sweets and we said goodIMG_4444[1]bye (some girls even gave him a group hug!)

Good luck in your new school Lucas!

By Freya and Harmony😀

 

Perimeter problem solving

In mathematics, we have been developing our mathematical thinking by investigating perimeter. When we removed one square from a rectangular grid it increased the perimeter by 2cm.  Many of us conjectured (said what we thought would happen) that for every square removed the perimeter would increase by another 2cm.  We investigated this further and proved our conjecture to be incorrect.   It was great fun!  Several children enjoyed this challenge so much that they continued to investigate this problem at home.IMG_4329 IMG_4330

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Year 5 explored the rainforest habit within the glasshouse at 'The Botanical garden.' We handled exotic animals, the worlds largest seed and many fascinating materials that come from the rainforests.

Year 5 explored the rainforest habit within the glasshouse at ‘The Botanical Gardens.’ We handled exotic animals, the worlds largest seed and many fascinating materials that come from the rainforests.

Investigating the absorbency of hydrogels

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Today we have been investigating the absorbency of hydrogels which are long chain chemicals also known as polymers. They are super absorbent and can hold huge amounts of water.  We have compared  and analysed their absorbency with other materials.