23 May

How do string telephones work?

Today in Year 5 we have been finding out how a string telephone works. We tried different lengths of string and tried leaving the string loose and pulling it taut. 
Outside we tried 4 and 6 way conversations with our friends.

9 Feb

The Digestive System in Action

Today in Science we looked at the digestive system of a Human. Some of us had lots of fun. Some of us were horrified. Take a look at our faces. 

2 Feb

Year 3 Magnetic materials

We have been investigating which materials are magnetic and which materials are non-magnetic. 
We found out that materials that are magnetic are made from metal BUT not all metals are magnetic. 

2 Feb

The Great Scotforth Bread Bake Off

Mrs Walsh came to judge our bread. She chose 3 winners. 
Chloe made a cat, Danny made a hedgehog and Sophie made a tortoise. 
Well done to our winners. 

2 Feb

Making our own bread

We used our plans to mix, knead, shape, bake and decorate our own bread. We worked sensibly and safely and our finished products were very impressive. 

18 Jan

Year 5 learn a basic bread recipe

Today in our DT lesson we found out which ingredients were needed to make white bread. Working in a small group we followed a recipe. Each person in the group had their own piece of dough to knead and shape. Our bread was baked this afternoon then we got to take it home to eat. 
Next lesson we…

12 Jan

Year 5 evaluate existing bread products

Today in Year 5 we looked at different kinds of bread and compared them. This was lesson 1 in our new DT topic. We used our sense of sight, touch, smell and best of all TASTE!! The evaluation of existing products is step one of the design process. Next week we will move on to look at baking basic…

12 Oct

Dissection of a flower

Today in Year 5 we dissected flowers to find all the main reproductive parts. We knew the names of the parts but bringing the outside in helped us to learn where each part was and its function in pollination and fertilisation. We had remembered a lot from our lessons in Year 3 where Mrs Dowson…

28 Sep

Year 5 Investigate Seed Germination

We already know what a plant needs to grow and stay healthy from our Year 3 lessons. So we are investigating whether a seed needs the same conditions to germinate. In groups we have set up our own experiment and we are sharing our results with the rest of the class. Looking at our seeds after one…

7 Jul

Year 5 Moving Models

Today we have used our own plans to create a moving model with a cam mechanism. We have designed a background and a foreground which compliments our moving figure. All of are ideas are based on our theme of Journeys. 

7 Jul

Year 5 Crown Green Bowling with Coach Dan

We have had our first lesson with Coach Dan learning how to bowl. Once we had learned the basics we had a competition to see who was the first person to get 11 points. Well done to Alfie, who was our winner. Congratulations to Kacey who bowled the best ball of the afternoon. We are already looking…

30 Jun

Y5 Wheelchair Basketball

We had great fun today trying out wheelchair basketball in the hall. We played 4v4 mini games. Thanks to Owen, Oliver and Xavier for letting our teacher team win.