Year 5 Blog

Our Year 5 Classes are Galleons and Submarines.

Welcome to the Year 5 blog. Here you will find out all about life in our busy year group.

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Greenpower Car Project

Year 5 have been mastering their engineering skills down at the Port of Blyth building a working electrical racing car! The children also got to experience a range of STEM lessons to improve their understanding of how the car worked and build upon Science and Technology learning from the curriculum in a real life setting and learn for real life engineers. The children have been inspired by the project and huge thanks go to the STEM hub team for arranging this project. There are so many new STEM companies coming into Blyth and it is fantastic they are working with local children and showing them all of the exciting jobs that they could one day do too!


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WW1 Project share – Poppy of Honour

Thank you to all parents and carers for joining us for the project share. The children have all worked really hard and it was great to see such a variety of ideas.

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Thanks also to all the adults who completed a poppy of remembrance dedicated to a soldier who died during World War One. These poppies will be sent along with over a million others from all over the country to be turned into a memorial sculpture to commemorate 100 years since the end of the war.


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Spring Science – Reversible and Irreversible changes (materials)

This term we have been learning about the properties of materials. We revised the three states of matter and discussed how materials change state.



We discussed what we thought dissolving meant and then explored some different materials and used science models to explain what was happening.


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As part of our new learning, we explored the absorbency of materials and designed experiments to find out which was the most absorbent.

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Separating mixtures and solutions


We worked together to find ways of separating mixtures using filtration and solutions using evaporation.


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Poppy Art – Design Technology

As part of our WW1 topic we have been learning about the significance of the poppy and it’s use as a symbol of remembrance. The children also explored the difference between red and white poppies.


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