# 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.

Literacy

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.

Numeracy

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.

RE

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

Science

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

# Late Notice

Apologies, due to printer issues, we were unable to hand out the paper copies of the homework this afternoon.

They will be handed out first thing in the morning and will be due in Wednesday morning instead.

The homework is posted below so please feel free to start it and we will attach your work to your homework booklet for you in class 🙂

# Year 5 Homework 13.12.18

Remember to practise your spellings and multiplications and to read your reading record every night (minimum 10 pages). Please remember to get your reading record signed also – indicate the name of the book and pages being read eg. Charlie and the Glass Elevator, Pages 1 – 52. Your spelling test takes place on Friday mornings.

Literacy

Numeracy

Complete the worksheet on short division, giving your remainders as fractions.

Science: Forces

Write a descriptive paragraph explaining what would happen if there was no gravity on earth.

RE

Please respond again to the AT2 question on the blog.

Your answer this time should be informed by what we have learned in class this half term.

“Does the celebration of Christmas today include remembrance of God?”

# Anti-bullying posters

This week we created posters to put on display for Anti-bullying week. Our poems were carefully thought out and had a lovely message. Some children focused on the negative impacts of bullying and other children shared awareness on how kindness and compassion can have positive effects on children’s happiness and school life. We all follow these great messages to ensure our school is bullying free.

# RE Artwork

Last week for RE homework, Year 5 were asked to create their own drawing about the story of the birth of Jesus. Some fantastic pieces have come back in and it is clear to see how much effort was put into them.

They are proudly on display in our classroom for all to see. Well done, guys! 🙂

# Year 5 Homework 06.12.18

Remember to practise your spellings and multiplications and to read your reading record every night (minimum 10 pages). Please remember to get your reading record signed also – indicate the name of the book and pages being read eg. Charlie and the Glass Elevator, Pages 1 – 52. Your spelling test takes place on Friday mornings.

Literacy

Complete the reading comprehension on Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Numeracy

Complete the worksheet on short division.

Topic: Ancient Greece

Invent your own Greek god. Draw them and then write a description of their powers, appearance and what they were in charge of e.g. the god of thunder.

RE

Compose your own Christmas hymn announcing the birth of Jesus and celebrating the belief in the Incarnation

# Year 5 Homework 29/11/18

Literacy

Write a detailed description of the King Minos.

Remember, when describing a person, use punctuation for parenthesis. (),-

Also, make sure you include as many sentences types as you possibly can. See below for some examples.

• The more the more- The more King Minos thought about it, the more aggravated he got.
• 2 adverb sentence- King Minos slowly and cautiously created a deal with the King of Athens
• 2 A sentences- He was a tall, awkward man with an old, crumpled jacket.

Numeracy

Complete the worksheet on Multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.

Science

Complete the worksheet on Forces.

RE

On an A4 piece of paper, draw out the Nativity scene. After you have drawn the characters, label what each character symbolises. For example- The Lambs symbolise Christ’s Innocent and coming sacrifice.

# Science Experiment

Today we designed and created our own parachute’s for a science lesson looking at forces. We looked at how air resistance works against gravity to decrease the rate that which an object falls. We created 3 different parachutes and ensured our testing was fair, as we only changed one variable (independent variable).

# Science Investigation (Air Resistance) :)

Today in Science, we were investigating the effects of air resistance.

This was our challenge:

We pretended that The Super Skydiving Company were redesigning the parachute they use to allow people to perform skydives from airplanes. We had to make sure the parachute they used was perfect and allowed the customer to fall from the airplane as slowly and safely as possible.

Each group made three different parachutes using a sheet of card, string and a paperclip. We kept the paperclip and length of string the same each time (these were our controlled variables). Our independent variable (the thing we changed each time) was the size of the sheet of card. Our dependent variable- the thing which we measured- was the time it took for the parachute to reach the ground.

The perfect parachute was the one that made the person fall the slowest. We found that the parachute that had the largest sheet of card took the longest to reach the ground. We found that the parachute with the largest sheet of card reached the ground last. This was because air resistance pushed it up with the biggest force.