John Parsons, author of Ten Quests among other books, came to visit Y5 today with his wife, Jen (previously a teacher herself). He spent an hour with us, telling us all about his books, his illustrations and being an author. It was fascinating! We learned that John's Grandson Theo and Granddaughter Darcy were the inspiration for his books as they begged him to write down the stories he used to tell them. all his books have the number 10 as a theme - 10 Kingdoms tells the story of Scott killing the wicked witch, 10 Elements tells about Scott getting a girlfriend and facing the Evil wizard Snosrap (Parsons back to front). He brought his manuscripts in and all his illustrations which he drew himself. We had a fascinating time and John kindly signed our copies of his books for us. He has written to us since his visit, thanking our class for his lovely visit to us and congratulating us on our lovely, polite class! Good to hear!
Ross Probert came to visit Y5 today to teach us all about gravity. We learned that gravity kept us from spinning into the sun, that Sir Isaac Newton invented gravity and that earth's gravity keeps the moon in position due to its large mass and its larger gravitational pull. The children loved having Evan's big brother in and enjoyed the experiment showing gravity. Thank you Ross!
Lots of creative cookery from Logan and Lee inspired by space - and sweet too! Thank you boys
Alien visitor came to Year 5 to help us understand their planet!
The great K-nex challenge this year was won by Emily and Charlotte who will go on to compete next April at the finals! We wish them lots of luck with their innovative invention!