To end our day on this sunny Thursday afternoon, Year 5 investigated ‘2p’s.
Initially, when the children were presented with some 2 pence pieces, some thought, “so what?”.
The children stated that the coins were made of metal and when asked what properties they might have, they all confidently stated, “they will be magnetic”.
So imagine their confusion when only half of the ‘2p’s were picked up by even the strongest magnets.
“WHAT?! THIS IS MADNESS!”
“You’ve given us some fake coins Mr Worth!”
“No, it’s because those ones are dirty! Look how brown they are!”
“There must be something holding them down to the table…”
The coin was picked up effortlessly.
After that, everyone was examining the coins closely, each child noticing subtle differences in the coins.
Eventually, after some digging on the internet the children found some interesting facts.
The most relevant fact to this investigation was that all ‘2p’s made since September 1992 have been made from copper-plated steel.
The children found that steel is a strongly magnetic metal.
Alternatively, ‘2p’s made before September 1992 were all made from bronze – a non-magnetic metal.
This investigation proves that even things that seem boring at first can turn into a fascinating learning experience fuelled by curiosity.
On Wednesday 14th March 2018, we finally celebrated World Book Day at Haytor View.
Year 5 put a lot of effort into their costumes and all brought in their favourite books to share – thank you guys!
At the end of the day, we were faced with a choice. Who was the ‘best dressed boy’ and ‘best dressed girl’?
I am pleased to share that our winner for ‘best dressed boy’ was Cody, who was ironically dressed as the notoriously scruffy Mr Twit from The Twits by Roald Dahl. Our winner for ‘best dressed girl’ was Ruby, who went all out and became a LOL Doll. Enjoy your new books!
Well done to Cody and Ruby and all those children who chose to dress up as their favourite character!
Last week, Year 5 visited the Anglo-Saxon village at Wildwood Escot as part of our Anglo-Saxons and Vikings topic.
We all took part in a ’Living History’ workshop run by the Wildwood education team, who brought the village to life and gave us an unforgettable experience (despite the extremely cold weather).
Together, we did some amazing things: conquered the maze; put our crafting skills to the test by smithing a metal brooch, minting an Anglo-Saxon coin, chiselling a sign for our school using Anglo-Saxon runes and carving a wooden skittle and ball; foraged through the woods for unusual foods; turned seeds into flour to bake bread; fed the hungry chicken; witnessed incredible animals such as wolves and lynx; and bravely confronted our fears on the drop-slide.
We would like to welcome everybody to a new schoolyear at Haytor View. We hope this year will be just as terrific as last years was.
– The Haytor View Team –