Welcome to Dali Class!
We hope you enjoy seeing our fantastic learning in year 5!
Class Teacher: Mrs Todd
Making impact craters
In science we have been investigating the impacts of craters on the moon. We used a marble and flour to simulate the effect of the meteor hitting the moon. We dropped the marble from different heights, then measured the diameter of the crater. We found out that the higher the marble was dropped, the larger the diameter of the impact zone. We also hypothesized that the larger the marble, the larger the crater.
Maths Fraction Games
We have been learning fractions in different ways. First, we used ipads to play some of the fraction games on Topmarks. We also played a board game to work out equivalent fractions. Lastly, we played a fractions loop card game.
Maths Investigation Week
In Dali, we had to find out the perimeter of the classroom. It was no easy task!
First we had to plan our investigation. This included deciding what tools to try (Metre stick, trundle wheel, tape measure, string), and what things to consider (scale, furniture getting in the way, working as a team).
We then found out that the string and tape measure was an effective way of measuring. We recorded the length of each wall in our books.
Once we had measured the classroom we had to add up the 12 sides and we all got a final perimeter of between 46-47 metres. Not bad! We then drew scale models using the correct measurements and scale. We had to double each measurement then divide by 100 to get a good scale from metres to centimetres.
We then evaluated the tools and the project.
"The best thing was using Sketchup and measuring with the equipment. The hardest thing was getting the correct measurements." - Lucy
"The best thing about the investigation is when we got to make it in Sketchup. The hardest thing was doubling the numbers to draw it in our books. A similar project would be to measure the playground." - Kdee
.Our parents and carers were invited to see the finished models that we made in Google Sketchup! We added a bit of flair to the projects as we designed the classrooms with our own colour schemes and creativity.
This week we were making parachutes to see which ones would fly the best. We quickly realised that the ones with the larger surface area would take the least amount of time to fall back to earth. This is because they had more air resistance. Also, the smaller parachutes had less air resistance so fell quicker.
We have been learning to say, read and partition numbers to 1,000,000 using maths dominoes. All the groups were extremely successful and worked really well together!
Take One Picture Week Dali Pictures
Year 5 have been studying the picture ‘The Temptation’ by Salvador Dali. It is an example of Surrealism, which is about making strange dream-like images mix in with what’s real. We noticed that the legs of the animals in the picture were metamorphosing, becoming spindly and spider-like. We also noticed that some objects were out of place. This is called dislocation. To reproduce this, we learned how to sketch an animal in stages and blew it up to a bigger size. We then used water colour to paint it with techniques like ‘wet on dry’ and ‘wet on wet’. Lastly, we added material and beads to give the image a 3D effect.