Welcome to Year 5 Osprey Class!
This term, our topic is ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ and we are really enjoying reading the book by Roald Dahl.
In English, we have written our own chants in the style of Roald Dahl. Can you imagine George saying them as he mixed his marvellous medicine mixture?
Even though Grandma has been very mean to George, do you think that George should give his 'medicine' to Grandma? We held a Conscience Alley to help George decide!
In Science, we have been looking at 'Reversible and Irreversible Changes'.
In George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl, George wanted to get his own back on his grumpy, old grandma. He thought about doing 'Something whooping. Something absolutely terrific. A real shocker. A sort of explosion. He wanted to blow away that witchy smell that hung about her in the next room.'
We talked about the dangers of mixing chemicals, without adult supervision, and the effects they could have on a real human being and that we should never touch harmful substances.
Together we looked at mixing substances like bicarbonate of soda and vinegar and the effects this had on a balloon. The balloon inflated! Do you now why?
We looked at the indicators to see if this was a reversible or irreversible change. What do you think?
In Art and Design, we have been learning to draw in the style of the book’s illustrator Quentin Blake. We looked at the different types of line he used in his drawing - thin/thick, light/dark, straight/curved, jagged and dashed lines. We tried to improve our observational drawing skills. How do you think we did?