We took part in the roaring rockets workshop as part of the Baboró festival. We had a blast (no pun intended). We examined the energy and forces behind our own paper rockets. There were also balloon rockets and rockets powered by the air inside of an empty soda bottle.
We were lucky enough to find a wasps nest (minus wasps thank goodness). We cut it open to see what shapes we could find. It is utterly amazing to see the wonders of nature. It is extremely light and the layers are almost like paper.
We cut it open and saw that they use cells similar to bees.
The children thoroughly enjoyed hour of code this year. They found some of the activities more challenging than others
5th class used the Makey Makey to explore circuits and whether objects were good conductors of electricity or if they were good insulators.
5th class enjoyed using the cards and dice to explore place value. They especially enjoyed playing place value war.
5th class really enjoyed the maths week puzzles they did each day. They certainly weren’t easy and required much cooperation and perseverance! Luckily 5th class have an abundance of those qualities!!
5th class were very lucky to be able to visit Microsoft’s Dreamspace. They were given a small tour and some history of the company. After this they worked on programming their own microbits and later working collaboratively on a project using Paint 3D. They created some amazing projects.