Perimeter in the Playground

Planning permission for The Cathedral School Zoo was given the go ahead so Year 5 got to work marking out the perimeter for each enclosure. The flamingos, tigers, bears, monkeys and ducks are all very happy with their newly designed living spaces. 

Given only the total perimeter of their…

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Super work in Lockdown week 3

A small selection of some of the fantastic work coming in from Year 5 this week. We've been looking at fractions in Maths and writing reports as Intergalactic Agents in English for our unit on Science Fiction stories. 


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Super work in lockdown week 2

Here is a small selection of some great work that has been done by year 5 during week 2 of lockdown. 

Well done Year 5, keep up the great work and hopefully some of your work will be on the blog next week!

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Being Kind in Year 5

Year 5 joined their peers in Year 6 to put their heads together to find ways of being kind to each other.  With the holidays fast approaching, it is important to keep doing those little acts of kindness throughout Advent and enjoy being kind to everyone.


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Skittles Art

Our art for STEM week involved dissolving skittles to make patterns. We had a good discussion about what we thought was happening and why. We discovered that the Skittles were made out of sugar and dissolved in the water. Ask year 5 if dissolving is a reversible or irreversible change!



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Stinky Science!

To launch our topic about reversible and irreversible changes we conducted a rather smelly science experiment today using cabbage water (pooh!). 

We used the experiment to discuss how particles behave in different states of matter and how certain elements are required to create a…

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Investigating Socks for Camping

As part of our unit about the UK we've been looking at materials and their uses for camping equipment.

On Friday Mrs Benson challenged us to plan an investigation to find the best camping socks for a winter camping trip. We worked in groups and thought of all the ways we could design and plan…

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