Science week experiments

This week we celebrated science week by doing an afternoon of exciting experiments. Both year 5 classes were able to engage in the experiments. The first was to understand how lava lamps were created. For this we used oil, water and food colouring. The next experiment was to find out which liquid dissolves the sweets the fastest. This involved sweets, vinegar, water and oil. We had great fun.

Science Week! :) Which liquid dissolves the sweet the fastest?

Today in Science, we conducted an investigation to discover which of three liquids would dissolve a love heart sweet the fastest.

In our groups, we set up three different containers: one with oil, one with vinegar and one with water. We had to make sure we had the same amount of liquid in each group to ensure it was a fair test. We then dropped the sweets into each and timed how long it took for each sweet to dissolve.

We predicted that that vinegar would dissolve the sweet the fastest, then the water and finally the oil. Our prediction was correct as our results showed that the vinegar did in fact dissolve the sweet the fastest. The water was next and finally the oil.

Homework 14/03/19

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


After the practice in class, you are now to complete the 3-mark question. Remember P.E.E.


Complete the worksheets on naming properties of 3D shapes.


Write a fact file on Oscar Romero, about his life and actions which were influenced by God.


Complete the sheet on reversible and irreversible changes

Constructing 3D Shapes

Today in Numeracy, we were using interlocking cubes to create our very own 3D shapes. When we had constructed our   3D shapes, we practiced looking at the shape from different perspective. It was interesting to see that each shape could look completely different depending on the perspective.

Homework 07/03/19

Year 5 Homework 07/03/19

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


Read the comprehension ‘Kidnapped’ and answer the questions.

We will be marking this together as a class on Tuesday.

Make sure you read the questions and make sure that your answers make sense ☺


Complete the worksheets on calculating the area and perimeter of shapes.


Research some facts about Oscar Romero and write 3 paragraphs about him (for example: early life, what work did he do, interesting facts etc)


Research the country of your choice and write a fact file about it.

Some ideas of what to include


What language is spoken there?

What is the capital city?

Any famous landmarks?

Who runs the country? Do they have a president? Or King/Queen?

Maths class: Perimeter and Area

Today in Numeracy, we were learning about the perimeter of shapes. To consolidate our understanding of what perimeter is, we went out onto the playground and worked in groups to measure the perimeters of numerous different shapes which had been drawn on the ground using chalk. We also measured the perimeter of the entire front playground and came together to compare our measurements.

Ukulele Lessons

This week we have been learning how to play the Ukulele in music lessons. We had great fun, learning the names of the different parts of the instrument and practising a variety of chords. Musicians in the making.

Chinese New Year

Today in class, we have been celebrating the Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year is also called Lunar New Year because the calendar year is based on the moon in relationship to where it is with the sun. It is not just China that celebrates Chinese New Year. It is a bank holiday in countries such as Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam.

Chinese families decorate their homes with special posters with well wishes written on them. Traditionally it would have been written on red paper (this is a lucky colour) and with black ink. For convenience these are now printed. Some modern ones even have cartoon characters on them.

We made our own well wishes cards in class J

Internet Safety Day in Year 5

Last week, for Internet Safety Day, Jonah class took part in a drama lesson.

The children were given a number of different scripts, each depicting a different scenario based around consent on the internet. For example, one script was about whether or not someone had given consent for their picture to be used on the Internet.

The children were split into groups to act out each script. Then, we had a whole class discussion after every performance about the issues raised in each. Not only did the class enjoy the acting, but they also learned a lot about how to be safe on the internet.

Homework 07/02/19

Year 5 Homework 07/01/19

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 12th February. Your spelling test will take place on Friday.


Complete the reading comprehension on Usain Bolt


Complete the worksheets on rounding decimals.


Write a paragraph explaining reconciliation and how penance can help you in your life.


Complete the true or false sheet on dissolving. Remember our experiment which we conducted before.