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Y5 Science… Forces…

Y5 Science… Forces…

In science this week, Y5 children have been continuing their study into different types of forces. The focus was on upthrust - the force that is involved in keeping things afloat. We learned to use newton-meters to measure force and found that objects seem to weigh...

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Y5 Science… Friction…

Y5 Science… Friction…

Happy New Year to all our readers! Y5 scientists are straight back into the swing of things and have been working as consultants to a firm of Adventure Playground Engineers, Don T Falloff & Partners. Their brief was to investigate a range of materials and...

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Air Resistance… Science… 16th December

Air Resistance… Science… 16th December

In Y5 we have begun a new science topic on the subject of Forces. We know there are two types of force: a push and a pull. We know gravity is a force which pulls everything on Earth towards the centre of our planet. But can anything work against gravity, we wondered?...

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Merry Christmas Year 5

Merry Christmas Year 5

Hello Year 5, it’s Miss Shackford here. I would just like to say a great big well done to you all for your hard, hard work this term. I’m immensely proud of every single one of you and everything you’ve achieved. Our term together has been a true joy. We’ve all had so...

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Making a flask… Science… 3rd Nov

Making a flask… Science… 3rd Nov

Y5 children have been learning about materials which conduct heat and materials which can act as insulators to prevent heat from escaping. They were challenged to use this knowledge to make a flask to keep 200ml of water as warm as possible for as long as possible....

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Chemical changes in science… 13th October

Chemical changes in science… 13th October

Having worked out a way to retrieve salt which has been dissolved in water (by evaporating the water, of course!), and having used filters to separate a mixture of 15ml of water and 2 tbsp of school field, our intrepid Y5 scientists turned their attention to creating...

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Separating mixtures (2)…Y5 Science…

Separating mixtures (2)…Y5 Science…

This week in science, Y5 have been having a closer look at how filters work. We dissolved a vitamin C tablet in water and tried to use a filter to remove the orange colouring from the water. This didn't work. When we evaporated the water, however, guess what was left...

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Separating mixtures…Y5…15th Sept

Separating mixtures…Y5…15th Sept

Y5 scientists were presented with a mixture of sand and salt and were told to separate them so that one petri dish contained sand and only sand, and a second petri dish contained salt and only salt. Difficult, you might say. Challenging, you might say. Beyond the...

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Working scientifically…Y5…10th October

Working scientifically…Y5…10th October

A teaspoon of white sugar put into 200ml of warm water and stirred vigorously dissolves quicker than a teaspoon of brown sugar in 100ml of cold water and stirred slowly. So what speeds up dissolving? The type of sugar? The amount of water? The water temperature? The...

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Science in Y5

Science in Y5

This week in science, Y5 children have been learning all about the Earth's moon.  Did you know, there are over 150 moons in the solar system?  Did you know the Earth's moon is the fifth largest?  Did you know our moon was formed 4.3 billion years ago when another...

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Science in Y5 – Changing and separating materials

Science in Y5 – Changing and separating materials

In the first half term in Y5 science we learned about the many and varied ways that materials can be changed.  Dissolving, evaporating, condensing freezing, melting, sieving, filtering - and even by chemical reaction! Great fun was had by all and lots of learning...

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Maths in Y5

Maths in Y5

Y5 have been learning about square numbers and cube numbers. We have investigated why 8 and 10 aren't square numbers but 4, 9 and 16 are.  We've explored cube numbers as far as 9 x 9 x 9 and then we ran out of multilink!

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