Year 5


Phases of the Moon

Year 5 have been learning about the phases of the Moon. They can explain why the Moon appears to change shape, ask them when you next see them. This activity helped them see each of the different phases. The lamp is the Sun, their head the Earth and the ball on the stick is the Moon. Look closely…

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Posted by Gemma Smith on 1 February 2018

Can you be creative too?

Esme used air drying clay to make a model of the solar system; it's amazing! Come and have a look at it and have a go yourself!

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Posted by Gemma Smith on 1 February 2018

The Earth's moon

We used tennis and ping pong balls to learn about the movement of the moon relative to the Earth and Sun. We had to make sure that the same face of the moon was orbiting the Earth. Ask Year 5 what other facts they can remember about the moon!

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Posted by Gemma Smith on 24 January 2018

The solar system

We have been learning about The Solar System. We made up a mnemonic to remember the names and order of the planets. Can you make up your own mnemonic?

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Posted by Gemma Smith on 24 January 2018

Thermal insulators year 5


We have been doing a science experiment to investigate thermal insulators. Matthew, a refreshment stall holder, wanted to improve his drinks service and asked Year 5 if they could find out how he could keep his drinks hotter for longer. 

Each child chose a question to…

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Posted by Gemma Smith on 27 October 2017

How does a thermos flask work?

To understand how a thermos flask works we had a go at making our own! We learnt that the aluminium foil is like the reflective lining of the inner chamber of a flask and this prevents radiation, the heat is reflected back towards the liquid. The gap between the two bottles represents the vacuum…

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Posted by Gemma Smith on 12 October 2017

Investigate which solids conduct heat

Can you see the dot on the head thermometer attached to the metal spoon? This time our experiment worked! We found out that the metal spoon conducts heat the most effectively. We recommended to the refreshment stall holder to use wooden or plastic spoons. However we decided that wooden spoons are…

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Posted by Gemma Smith on 28 September 2017

Investigate which solids conduct heat.

We had to plan an experiment which would test which spoons would be best for a refreshment stall holder to use to stir hot soup. We learnt lots from the experiment as it didn't work! We learnt that next time the mugs need to have a lid and the water needs to be much hotter so that we can see which…

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Posted by Gemma Smith on 28 September 2017

Science - Temperature of Liquids

This week Year 5 have been investigating how the temperature of a liquid changes according to the environment that it is in. We used a data logger to take the temperature of a hot cup of tea and milk straight from the fridge. We found out that both liquids reached room temperature, interestingly…

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Posted by Gemma Smith on 20 September 2017

Experience Morning at Carr Hill

Year 5 loved their singing lesson with Mr Brown on taster morning at Carr Hill on Friday 3rd March. They also enjoyed food from the canteen at break and touring the school with one of our ex-pupils as a guide.  

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Posted by Ann Beatham on 7 March 2017

Wider Ops

This week we learnt to put our reed on and make our first sounds out of the mouthpiece.

 

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Posted by Caron Taylor on 6 October 2016

Orienteering

Enjoying teamwork as part of our orienteering work on Thursday afternoons with Mr Huggon.

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Posted by Caron Taylor on 30 September 2016