Year 5 have been investigating what happens when different materials are added to water in Science and why some solids dissolve and others do not. One question we wanted to explore is, 'Why does oil not dissolve in water?'.
To answer this question, the children made their own lava lamp and made some fantastic observations. Below are the instructions to make your own 'Blobs in a Bottle' at home.
YOU WILL NEED:
WHAT TO DO:
Save our Oceans!
As part of our topic on Plastic Pollution, Year 5 have written some amazing persuasive letters to Teresa May informing her of the effect of plastic pollution on our magnificent oceans. They also persuaded her on ways schools can reduce their plastic to save the precious marine wildlife. The children even had the opportunity to meet MP Priti Patel and personally hand her their letters to be delivered to 10 Downing Street. Well done Year 5.
In English this term, we will be reading Holes by Louis Sachar.
Reasons for selection and synopsis
Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole. The warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth. Holes is a classic for a good reason. The inventive and captivating comedic mystery by Louis Sachar will have your class on the edge of their seats.
Here are the Year 5/6 spelling lists that we will be practising in class this year.
In Maths this term, we will be aiming to conquer fractions and their link to decimals and percentages. Particular focus will be on finding equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and converting from mixed number to improper fractions.
Creative Links - Design and Technology
This half-term in Design and Technology, we will be focusing on frame structures and understand how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce 3-D frameworks. The children will be designing and making their own structure using a range of joining techniques they have explored in class such as:
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