It was great to hear in many of the children's TLCs that they have been enjoying Science this term. We have been studying materials and their properties and completing a range of experiments to investigate this area. Here are a couple of examples:


Here we are investigating reversible and irreversible changes. We mixed baking powder and vinegar, and found that this produced carbon dioxide, which inflated the balloons! This was an irreversible change. Perhaps the children could look for reversible and irreversible changes in their every day lives.

Balloons experiment


In the lesson below, we were investigating how we could separate mixtures of materials. We used a range of techniques such as sieving, filtration and evaporation.

Separating materials

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Helping at Home

In Year 5, the children are set weekly spellings on a Monday which are tested on a Friday; on Thursday we also set an additional piece of home learning which is due on a Tuesday- this term we will be focusing particularly on our timestables.  It is expected that children use Timestables Rockstars and RM Maths each week; they have their own passwords to access these activities.

In addition to this, please continue to support your child with their reading by regularly reading to them, listening to them read and asking them questions about their reading.

Although many children read fluently and independently at this age, in order to build higher level comprehension skills it is important that children are given the opportunity to discuss what they have read and share their opinions about the texts they read.

Children will visit the school library each week – 5 Dali on Monday, 5 Escher on Wednesday and 5 Gaudi on Friday.

PE is each Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school (clearly labelled) with trainers. In the colder months the children will need appropriate clothing for the cold weather.

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