Year 5


Life cycles of plants launch

Year 5 have loved their launch of life cycles. We are beginning our topic with a focus on plants. Today we dissected lillies to learn about their different parts. Can you remember all the parts Year 5?

 

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Posted by Miss Alexandra on 15 April 2019

Greek Sandals in SITE

Year 5 finished their SITE focus on properties and materials by creating Greek sandals. They created sandals, with consideration of materials, to ensure the sandals had 'properties' of comfort, durability, flexibility and cool - for the heat of Greece.

 

 

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Posted by Miss Alexandra on 15 April 2019

Angles

Today we had a taster of our maths topic for after half term: angles. 

We recapped everything we had learnt in year four about the different names for different types of angles and after half term we will start using protractors to continue our learning. 

Using a protractor is vital to…

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Posted by Miss Alexandra on 28 March 2019

Art Day

Today the children learnt about the effects of plastic on whales in the ocean. We learnt lots of interesting facts and how we can make a difference. We have created some brilliant artwork to represent this current issue; using water colours and oil pastels.

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Posted by Miss Alexandra on 21 March 2019

Rusty nails update

As a class, we have observed the nails over time. The children were fascinated by vinegar's effects on the iron nail and how the colour of the liquids changed!

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Posted by Miss Alexandra on 14 March 2019

Thermal insulators and conductors

We have been learning about thermal insulators and conductors through observing ice on different materials.

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Posted by Miss Alexandra on 4 March 2019

Rusty nails

Year 5 have been observing how rust is formed. We have changed the substances, which part of the iron nail is submerged in. These were the results are 2 hours!

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Posted by Miss Alexandra on 18 February 2019

Decimals

We have begun our new topic on decimals in maths. After completing fractions we are using our knowledge of fractions to learn about decimals. We have been using base ten to understand the concept of a decimal being smaller than 1 whole.

Can we divide the 1 whole? We imagined the 1000 base ten…

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Posted by Miss Alexandra on 11 February 2019

Developing debate

The children have LOVED our focus on debate! This week we were developing our speaking and listening skills - this involved lots of fun games. The children's favourite was articulate. They had to describe a noun or verb without saying the actual word, this meant they had to quickly think on the…

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Posted by Miss Alexandra on 8 February 2019

Reversible or Irreversible

Year 5 have been learning about a range of reversible and irreversible changes in SITE. For this experiment we explored what would happen if we mixed vinegar and bicarbonate of soda together. The children predicted that the balloon would explode due to a chemical reaction occurring causing the…

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Posted by Miss Alexandra on 5 February 2019

Alien Soup!

Year 5 have learnt about different methods of separating materials, which have been mixed together. They were given the task of separating Alien Soup. They had to choose what methods to use and which equipment was the most suitable. This became very messy!

 

 

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Posted by Miss Alexandra on 24 January 2019

Soluble or insoluble?

Our new SITE focus is 'properties of materials'. The children loved the first of many experiments this half term. The children predicted whether materials were soluble or insoluble in hot water and then we tested it out! We discovered a wide range of results!

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Posted by Miss Alexandra on 15 January 2019