Spring Term 2018

February - Tributaries and Erosion
This week in topic, we have been learning about tributaries and erosion. We now know that a tributary is a river or a stream which flows into a larger river. Year 5 demonstrated how tributaries are formed by creating a watery paint solution, which we dripped onto wet paper (some of us were more successful than others!). 
February - Buddy Reading
Year 5 are fortunate enough to be buddied with a Year 1 child for reading. Every Friday, the Year 5’s listen to the Year 1’s read and write a comment in their reading record. We are really enjoying this process and are looking forward to seeing great improvement in the Year 1’s!

January - Mountains
Year 5 had a fantastic time discovering how different mountains were made. We learnt that dome mountains are formed by magma, forcing the Earth upwards (like a balloon being blown under some tissue paper or material) fold mountains are formed like bread being pushed together, fault block mountains which are to do with the earth's plates cracking (like a cracker) and finally plateau mountains which are eroded like sand and water. Our favourite was the volcanic mountains (which were extremely messy!) Hopefully this practical lesson will really help the children remember all the mountain varieties and how they are formed. 


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