Category Archives: Year 5

Active Travel

Active Travel

We competed the annual Active Travel survey with Mrs Iliadou this week. We monitored and recorded how each of us travels to school and then back home again.

At our school we encourage active travelling.

This year we had better results than ever before. We did more walking and used less cars!

We know it’s not always easy to walk to school, especially on rainy days or busy mornings, so we’d like to say a big THANKYOU to all of our parents who helped us ‘walk more’ when possible and for supporting our school with Active Travel.

Keep it up everyone. Well done!

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…Read More

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