Category Archives: Year 5

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 planet collided with the Earth?  Nor me!

We went onto the yard to learn about what orbits what.  We learned about phases of the moon using Oreo biscuits and by using special effects in the Activity Centre.  We all produced some fascinating work in the Computing suite.  Did you know the footprints made by the Apollo astronauts in the moon’s dusty surface in 1969 will be there for thousands of years to come.  Nor me!

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 too!Read More

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!Read More

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. In History they discovered all about King Henry VIII, including his six…Read More

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 year’s song which they will share with the rest of…Read More

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 100g?’ In this lesson, they estimated, weighed and calculated the weight of…Read More

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 them in the near future so watch this space……Read More

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 proud of you!Read More

Year 5’s Trip to Holy Island

Year 5’s Trip to Holy Island

Year 5 had a fantastic three days visiting the beautiful landscape of Holy Island. They tackled some wild windy weather and the occasional downpour, but thoroughly enjoyed their time exploring the island. On Wednesday, they explored the beach and rock pools. On Thursday, the Lime Kilns were the first port of call before mass with Fr…Read More

Year 5 Science – Out of This World

Year 5 Science – Out of This World

Year 5 have been learning about our Solar System. First, we named the planets and their order by making our own mnemonic. Then, we explored the distance of each planet from the sun using toilet paper. Each square of toilet paper was approximately 58,000,000km! This problem solving activity was great for our place value and…Read More