In Year 5 we have been busy delving into the fascinating areas of forces and materials. Through a combination of hands-on experimentation, engaging activities, and thought-provoking discussions the children explored the principles of motion, gravity, friction and the properties of various materials and substances.

Some of these tasks included:

  • Redesigning a parachute for Super Skydiving Company
  • Helping a local supermarket separate various materials which mysteriously became mixed up.
  • Chemical reactions: What happens when we mix bicarbonate of soda and vinegar?
  • To find the best material for the job by testing the properties of materials.

Children in Y5 learn about absorbing facts and figures during Science

The journey through Science in Year 5 has not just been about absorbing facts and figures; it’s about nurturing essential skills that extend far beyond the classroom. Teamwork takes centre stage as the children have been learning to collaborate across the year groups on experiments as well as share ideas and solve challenges together. They have learnt the invaluable lesson that progress often springs from collective effort and different perspectives.

Independence is fostered through opportunities for self-directed exploration and discovery. Encouraged to ask questions and seek answers, students develop the confidence to pursue knowledge autonomously, laying the groundwork for a lifelong love of learning.

Problem-solving becomes second nature as pupils grapple with real-world scenarios, applying their scientific understanding to overcome obstacles and find creative solutions.

In Year 5 our learning  isn’t just about acquiring knowledge; it’s about nurturing curious minds, fostering collaboration, and empowering the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers.

Mrs Ruth Prendergast
Year 5 Class Teacher