In Year 5 we had the pleasure of seeing our partridges hatch from their eggs. We ended up with 10 partridges. Below their are some interesting facts about partridges.
|Grey partridge Facts
|Interesting Grey partridge Facts:|
|Grey partridge can reach 11.8 to 13 inches in length and 13.6 to 17.6 ounces of weight.|
|Grey partridge is multicolored. Dorsal side of the body is brown, lateral sides are grey, face and throat are orange-colored and belly is white. Unlike females, males have brown horseshoe mark on the belly.|
|Grey partridge has small head with green bill and rounded body with grey legs.|
|Grey partridge has wingspan of 20.9 to 22 inches and it often flies close to the ground. Short, rounded wings produce whirring noise during the flight.|
|Even though grey partridge is strong flier, it spends most of its life on the ground (ground dwelling bird).|
|Grey partridge is diurnal bird (active during the day).|
|Diet of grey partridge depends on the age. Young birds eat insects such as beetles and aphids. Adults feed on seed, cereals, grass and shoots.|
|Main predators of grey partridges are foxes, dogs, crows, stoats and magpies.|
|Threatened grey partridge will try to fly away from a danger. It produces high-pitched "rick-rick-rick" calls when threatened.|
|Grey partridge is sedentary bird (does not migrate during the cold periods of the year).|
|Grey partridge live in pairs during the most part of the years. Family groups called "coveys" composed of adult pair and their offspring are typically seen during the winter.|
|Mating season takes place from April to September. Grey partridges are monogamous birds (one pair mates for a lifetime).|
|Female nests on the ground. She uses scrapes or depressions in the ground (usually near the hedges that serve as cover) and surround them with grass and leaves. Unlike most other birds, female produces only one clutch of eggs per year, but it is extremely large-composed of up to 22 eggs (usually 16 to 18). Eggs hatch after incubation period of 23 to 25 days.|
|Young birds can leave the nest as soon as they hatch (precocial). Both parents take care of their offspring and guide them toward the fields where they can find plenty of insects (basic food for hatchlings). Young birds can fly at the age of 16 to 20 days.|
|Grey partridge can survive 3 years in the wild.|
Today we released the butterflies into the wild.
Year 5 have been really excited, we have been waiting patiently for this moment since the butterflies came to June but they weren't butterflies then, they were tiny little caterpillars which grew at an enormous speed, eating and eating and spinning.
As children, many of us learn about the wondrous process by which a caterpillar morphs into a butterfly. The story usually begins with a very hungry caterpillar hatching from an egg. The caterpillar, or what is more scientifically termed a larva, stuffs itself with leaves, growing plumper and longer through a series of molts in which it sheds its skin. One day, the caterpillar stops eating, hangs upside down from a twig or leaf and spins itself a silky cocoon or molts into a shiny chrysalis. Within its protective casing, the caterpillar radically transforms its body, eventually emerging as a butterfly or moth.
In science we made our own balloon powered cars.
This is an amazing picture of year 5 when we came to school dressed in our own clothes for our Eid party. We had a fantastic day!!
We are taking part in a Hip Hop workshop. Last week we learnt some rapping skills.
25/3/21 In hip hop this week we worked together as a group to think of a motto and turn it into graffiti art.
This week in our hip-hop workshop we did graffiti art.
In Year 5 we have been reading the poem The Highwayman By Alfred Noyes. We have written some stories based on the poem.
As a school we have been reading the Journey by Aaron Becker. Year 5 went on their own special journey with the book. Have a look at some of the photos from our journey.
Today we decorated our school Christmas Tree ready for Friday's switch on.
OUR CLASS REPRESENTATIVES!!
This weeks Star Child award goes to Al-Amin for his amazing poster about why clean air is important!!!
OUR CLASS CHARITY IS UNICEF!!
Kisanet made this beautiful Anti-Discrimination poster.
This week Adenike was presented with the star child award for her amazing piece of writing. Well done Adenike we are so proud of you!!
A child in our class wrote this beautiful poem
This week we have been learning about what happens in Parliament. We have looked at the houses of parliament. Who MPs are and what they do. The different parties the opposition and who is in government. We also learnt that we have the power to have our voices heard and to change things that we believe in. Some children in yr6 wrote a manifesto each. We listened to these manifestos which allowed us to choose for ourselves who we wanted to vote for. On Thursday we all voted for who we wanted to be headteacher for the day.
Hi Year 5
If you are absent from school for any reason you can look here for some work to keep you busy!
Watch the videos on White Rose to help. This is just a recap.