The Year 5 Teaching Team consists of Mrs Maloney,
Mrs Wheatley, Mr Lofts and Miss Hutson.
On our page you will find key information for our year group and see all of the exciting learning which is taking place in Year 5.
Please remember that our homework is due in on a Thursday, and new homework will come home on a Friday.
Our PE days will always be a Thursday or Friday - please make sure your kit is brought in on a Monday morning and kept in school all week in case this changes.
In year 5, we have been sorting and comparing everyday materials. We learned that, not only can we sort materials by type but also by magnetic / non-magnetic, conductivity, hardness and solubility.
We completed an experiment to sort things by their magnetic properties. We made predictions and then tested to find our results. We then proved that magentism is a non-contact force.
Times Tables Rock Stars
Don't forget to access Rocks Stars at home and if you play the 'Garage' game, you will be using the times tables you need to learn in school for this week.
Lab Rascals - Lego Wind Energy Workshop.
Over the past week, Year 5 have been fortunate to have Lab Rascals visit the school.
Our challenge was to make a wind turbine (out of Lego) that could power a car. First we had to construct our wind turbine (following the instructions carefully) and investigating which way the paddles worked best. We experimented with the number of paddles and the effect on the joules that were measured. We changed further variables, such as how the strength of the wind affected the energy that was generated. We then used the energy we had created to power a Lego car that we made.
What a fabulous time we had, learning a great deal in the process and collaborating with our team mates to produce the required results.
Thank you Lab Rascals!