This term we became detectives to help Mr Bulpitt solve the mystery of the missing cake.  He emailed us the details and we used our computing skills to help us sort through the clues.  When we had collected all the information we entered it onto a spreadsheet.  Then we looked at how to filter the information to identify the thief.

Look at the data. Can you remember how to use the filter button? How did it help us?


We have used lots of different IT equipment this year including ipads and laptops that we can use to go online.  It is important to know how to stay safe when we are using the internet.  We read the story of Smartie the penguin and helped him make good decisions about what to do when things go wrong online.  Can you remember some of the things that Smartie had to think about?

Then we made our own posters to help people stay safe online.  Tell someone at home the important messages you included on your poster.


This week we have been learning how to make a print.

First we experimented with mark making. We used a blunt pencil to press into a polystyrene tile. We talked about which marks are easy to make and which are tricky.

Then we made a rubbing of the tile.

After that we looked at our sketches of natural objects and chose a section to represent on our printing tile. Using the techniques we had practised we recreated the pattern on the tile.

Then we printed the tile. We had to load the roller with ink by rolling it out in the tray. Then roll the ink evenly across the tile. Next we placed the tile on the paper and used a clean roller to press the tile onto the paper. Finally we lifted the tile off to reveal the print.

What was your favourite part of the printing process?

Museum Visit

Today we went to the Year 5 Roman Museum.  There was lots to see, do and learn.

Here are some of the things we enjoyed.

Kashaan – I enjoyed drawing with pastels because it was fun and my picture turned out well.  The experts in Year 5 helped me too.

George – The bit I liked was when I put the armour on because it felt heavy on my shoulders.

Isaac – I liked riding the horse because it was really fun.

Sam M –  I liked the ipad experience.  You get the ipad and you focus on the picture of the Roman and the picture pops up and looks real and moves.  Then you click on test your knowledge and drag the words to the items and the words will be in the Roman language.  I learnt that “M” in Roman language is 1,000.

Rina – I liked looking at the sandals because I got to see my sisters sandals that she made.

Latishya – I liked when we cut out clothes to put on the Roman picture.  We got to colour them in too.

Thank you Year 5. We had a great time!

Healthy Eating!

Today we designed and made a healthy snack.  We chose between making a pitta pocket and making a wrap.  What healthy ingredients did you choose to put in? Why?

When we made our food some of us had to make some substitutions.  Can you remember why?

Look at the photos below.  What new skills did we use today?

In the afternoon we sat in the quiet area of the playground and tasted our food.  We looked at our designs again and thought about what worked well and what we would change. 

Let’s explore Whitstable!

Today we went to Whitstable!

When we arrived we walked through the harbour.  We even went in the fish market to look at today’s catch.

Then we walked along the coastal path.  We looked at the different buildings, plants and animals that we passed.

When we got to the beach it was time for lunch.  Most of us had delicious cheese sandwiches.  Yum!

Then we explored the squelchy sand.  What did we find?

After that we searched the beach for interesting shells and stones.

It was a fantastic day! What was your favourite part?  What did you see, hear and smell? Write a comment and let me know.