Year 5: Scientific Investigation on Solubility

Year 5 had great fun this week exploring the solubility of different solids in liquids.

We investigated the solubility of sugar, salt and sand in water. Most groups found that the salt and sugar dissolved in the liquid, forming a solution, whereas the sand didn’t dissolve at all.

Interestingly however, some groups found that their salt and sugar didn’t dissolve, which led to a very interesting discussion about saturated solutions.

We have some very curious, budding scientists in Year 5! Keep it up, everyone 🙂

Newspaper Report Writing

Jonah class have been working hard this week to produce some fantastic newspaper reports on Loki’s epic plan to retrieve Thor’s stolen hammer.

Looking forward to filling our display boards with more great pieces of writing in the coming week. Well done everyone 🙂

Year 5 Homework 24/01/19

Remember to practice your spellings and multiplications for this week. You are expected to read a minimum of 10 pages of your book per night and need to make sure your reading record signed.

Homework is due in on Tuesday 29th January. Your spelling test will take place on Friday.


Complete the reading comprehension on Roald Dahl.


Complete the worksheets on improper fractions and mixed number fractions.


Next week in RE, we will be learning more about the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation).

Conduct some research on each of these sacraments and write a paragraph explaining what each is.

(Note: if you do not have access to the internet at home, you can do this part of the homework in school on Friday and Monday during afternoon break)


This week is Science, we conducted an experiment to see whether solids such as sugar, salt and sand were soluble in water (if a solid is soluble, it dissolves in water).

Conduct your own scientific investigation at home by testing out whether some other solids in your kitchen will dissolve in a cup of water.

Some ideas of things you could try are: pepper, coffee beans, ketchup, rice, pasta and so forth.

On the paper provided, create a table to record your results.


SolidDid it dissolve in water?

Year 5 Homework 17.01.19

Remember to practice your spellings and multiplications for this week. Homework is due in on Tuesday 22nd January.


Complete the reading comprehension on a Newspaper Report. Remember to re-read through the text and skim read for the answers. Look at the appropriate paragraphs for the question.


Complete the sheet on equivalent fractions.  Represent your answer in its simplest form where possible. (Remember, if it is odd we look for the HCF if it’s even we can half it.)


This week we have been looking at Mother Theresa and what she achieved throughout her life due to her religious beliefs in God.

What actions and choices have you made in your life that are influenced by your belief in God?


This week you are to become Viking writers. Use the pictures of the runes (Viking letters) to write your name and a kind secret message to your friend.  

Science- Solids, Liquids and Gasses

This week we have been looking at the variation of properties in materials. Materials can be grouped into 3 categories; solids, liquids and gasses. We learnt about the molecules in each group and how solids are very compact, liquids are a little looser and gasses are able to move about freely.

Homework 10.01.19

Year 5 Homework 10.01.19

Remember to practice your spellings and multiplications for this week. Homework is due in on Tuesday 15th January.


We will be learning about journalistic writing (newspapers) over the next few weeks. Newspapers have many features, two of which are the Headline and the Lead paragraph. The Headline is like the title of the report, whereas the Lead Paragraph is the first short paragraph. Find articles at home and write the headline and answer the 5Ws (who, what where and when) to explain what the article is about.


We are focussing on fractions. This week’s focus is on simplifying fractions. Remember, if the numbers are even we can half them. If they are odd we need to look for the highest common factors.


Answer the AT2 question in your blog.

“Would the world be a better place if we practice reconciliation more often?”


Find items in your house and fill in the table for solids, liquids and gasses.