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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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Year 5 – Riotous Royalty!

Year 5 – Riotous Royalty!

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their topic - Riotous Royalty! In Computing, they used Google Sketchup to create a 3D design of a castle, complete with drawbridge, moat and turrets. In Art, they studied famous Tudor sketches before creating their own version using collage....

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Primary Mission with YMT

Year 5 had a fantastic morning attending the Youth Mission Team's Primary Mission Day at St Thomas More. The theme of the morning was - 'You are Special' and the children certainly left feeling positive, uplifted and motivated. They learned the dance sequence to this...

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Maths in Year 5

Year 5 have been learning all about measurement in Maths. They have been using lots of practical equipment to get to grips with length, mass and capacity. They have also been practising converting between different units of measurement. First, they explored 'What is...

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Year 5 Creativity!

Year 5 have been busy creating, making and moulding over the past few weeks to complete a number of different projects! They have been using clay to create their own dragon eye sculptures - the attention to detail is absolutely fantastic! The children will be painting...

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Lego League 2019!

Lego League 2019!

A team of 11 Year 5 pupils attended the First Lego League competition. They had a fantastic day and worked incredibly well together! The team have been preparing for the competition since September - researching, building and programming! Well done team! We're very...

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