We have been reading Holes and are 7 chapters. The latest chapter was complex as it included a flashback, so the children worked in groups of 6-7 to act out the chapter. This really developed their understanding of the chapter.
That History Bloke
On Monday 25th September, that history bloke visited year 5 to talk about our topic of coal mining. He brought a variety of different artefacts such as: helmets, shovel, stephenson lamp and a pickaxe. In addition, the children looked at coal mining in the local area and all the roles within a mine.
In science, all the pupils created their own experiment looking at friction to see which shoes had the best grip.
Stephenson & Davy Lamp
To start our coal mining topic, we compared the Stephenson lamp and Davy lamp drawing them with chalk .