This afternoon we made a model of the solar system, so that both the sizes of the planets and their distances from each other and the Sun were all to scale.
It wasn’t a straightforward problem, since although the planets are very big, their diameters are much, much smaller than the distances between them and the Sun.
We had to round then millions of miles to the nearest thousandth million and then work out a suitable scale.
The children loved the activity and realised that some planets were nearer than they had expected, whilst others were very, very far apart.
Let’s win the SdS 100 Books for Everyone competition! Come on!!
Congratulations to those children who have completed all 15 books to read in Year 5.
However, as a year group we need a push! There is a prize for the year group who has most children who have completed the challenge. It’s a fantastic prize and Year 5 really want to win.
Please let me know if you have finished your 15 books and show me your sheet as soon as possible so I can add you to the list and give you your well deserved certificate. If you need a list of the Year 5 books they are in the yellow home time tray, so help yourself.
Each child is reading a lot in Dyson class at the moment which is fantastic. It would be great if we could challenge ourselves with the Year 5 Book List.
Any questions, make sure you come and ask!
This term the children have been very engaged in Times Table Rockstars, which they complete every Maths lesson for 3 minutes. We still need to push times table recall so please encourage your child to do Times Table Rockstars at home. All of the children have been given a login which is in their reading record. Let’s try and get Dyson children to the top of the leader board!