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Amazing Reading in Year 5

By English, Homework, Reading, Year 5

Congratulations to all the children in Year 5 who have already achieved their Bronze Reading Award.  To do this so early, they have read at home at least three times every week since joining Year 5. Well done.  Keep enjoying your reading.

Wow! Some more children have achieved their Bronze Reading Award.

Science in Year 5

By Science, Year 5

Today, Year 5 have been thinking about the force of friction.

We used jelly cubes, containers, chopsticks and sunflower oil.

We transferred the  jelly cubes from one bowl to another with chopsticks.

Then, we added a little sunflower oil to the jelly cubes and moved more of them to another bowl.

As scientists, we did the comparison more than once and noticed any differences.

What do you think happened? Why?


Reading in Year 5

By English, Reading, Year 5

Congratulations to Myles, Mia and Ellise who completed the Summer Reading Challenge. They have also been invited to a Celebration Ceremony will take place at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham on Sunday 2nd October.

Science in Year 5

By Science, Year 5

In Year 5, we began our science work on forces by thinking about gravity.  We thought about what would happen when we dropped a ball.

After our experiments and discussions, we watched a video which showed Commander David Scott dropping a hammer and a feather on the moon.  What do you think will happen?

Dropping a hammer and a feather on the Moon

We also watched Brian Cox visit the world’s biggest vacuum. A bowling ball and some feathers were dropped. See what happens below.

Dropping a bowling ball and feathers

Year 5 Measuring Volume of Liquids

By Maths, Science, Year 5

Today in maths, Year 5 used a variety of scaled containers to measure how much water was in them. We had to think very carefully about the scale being used and the unit of measurement. This will help us when designing and carrying out our science experiments with solutions.

The Great Women’s Euro 22 Reading Quiz

By Community, Physical Education, Reading, Sport, Sporting Excellence, Year 5

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 starts in England tonight and is set to be the biggest European women’s sport event ever. We are also very lucky to have some of the games being played in Rotherham.

Why not visit the Fan Festival?

This morning, Year 5 took part in the The Great WEURO22 Reading Quiz via a webinar. We got 100 percent in the quiz.

We have also drawn teams to support during the tournament to make it more exciting. (Although we all have England as our first team!)

Let’s hope for an exciting start tonight.

Year 5 Visit from an Archeologist

By Art, History, Year 5

This week, Year 5 had a visit from an archeologist who brought a wealth of artefacts for us to study to find out about the lives of people in the past. We learned that the word Viking means pirate and that the people who came to Britain in AD 793 were Norsemen. Viking is a job description not an ethnic group.

We began the day by studying artefacts closely by drawing them, deciding what they were made of and what they were used for.


Later, we decorated our own leather key rings using runes.

We tried on clothes and held swords.