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Science Week in Primary 5

Last week was British Science Week and Primary 5 explored a range of pertinent questions in relation to the theme of Growth. You can read about our experiments and findings below: 

To grow a balloon with no hands or breath. 

To observe the grow of gummy bears in water via osmosis. 

To compare whether fertiliser affects the growth of our cress seeds. 

To grow our own sugar crystals. 

This experiment is the one we felt most excited about. We think that the stunted crystal growth could be because we were cautious of boiling water and sugar and therefore waited a while before adding the mixture to the beakers. This theory is influenced by the following facts: it was the only thing we did differently from the video we watched, the green beaker is showing the best growth and was the first one we poured, so it would have been the hottest.

If you would like to try this at home, the method and the link to the video is in a PDF below. 

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Primary 5 Learning Overview 14th of March

Spelling:  I can practise my spelling words in a range of activities. I know that if there is a vowel before a -y, you add an -s for plural. I know that adding an e to the end of a word can change the sound: e.g. mat -> mate

Expressive Arts: I can express my sense of community through art. I can use repeating patterns to frame my work. I can use a range of materials to enhance the appearance of my piece. 

Numeracy: I can use strategies to divide bigger numbers. I can find a fraction of a number. I can use concrete materials to split groups.  I can explain my working. 

Maths: I can gather data on my hand size. I can represent that data in a frequency table. I can find the average. I can find the mode and median. I am starting to learn what these words mean. I can discuss my findings. 

Social Studies:. I can design a poster to advertise the use of climate friendly transport.

Science: I can identify and use 6 enquiry approaches for an experiment. I can write up my experiment in a clear, logical factual way. I can my predictions about what I will observe and reflect on my findings. 

Writing: I understand what a character is. I can discuss and describe characters in a well known book. I can create a character of my own and explain what they are like. I can introduce my character in a setting. 

Reading: I can read and discuss an unseen text. I can answer comprehension questions. I can use full sentences with capital letters and full stops. 

RME: I can reflect on the impact of Jesus’ teaching on Christian beliefs. I can relate this to my own ideas and views.

HWB: I can discuss my community and how I feel I belong. 

HOMEWORK: Spelling Patterns: IVORY: Plurals ending -ys.   BLUE: -a-e. 

Maths: I can find a half. I can find a half and a quarter. 

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British Science Week Launch

Hello! It is Friday 11th March and the LAUNCH of British Science Week.

Here’s what you loved last year…

So next week, get ready to do lots of different… EXPERIMENTS!

This year the theme is…

What comes to mind when you think about ‘growth‘?

Have a little prediction about what exciting activities you’ll be getting stuck in to but for now have a peek at their…

Website – https://www.britishscienceweek.org/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ScienceWeekUK/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/ScienceWeekUK

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Primary 5 Learning Overview 7th of March

Spelling:  I can practise my spelling words in a range of activities. 

Expressive Arts: I can express my sense of community through art. I can use techniques I have learned to make my art appear 3D. I can use a range of materials to enhance the appearance of my piece. 

Numeracy: I can find a half, quarter, third, fifth etc of a number using my knowledge of my times tables. I can use concrete materials for division. I can show my working out of division problems on paper. I can explain my strategies. I can apply my knowledge of my times tables to longer division problems. I am starting to think about how percentages and fractions relate to one another. 

Maths: I can use my knowledge of my timestables to 10 to solve different problems. I can collect information using tally marks and present it in a frequency table.  I can draw a bar graph with a ruler. I can label my bar graph appropriately. I can use an appropriate scale accurately. 

Social Studies: I can discuss transport methods around the UK and Scotland. I understand the importance of infrastructure for trade. I can identify types of transport that are better for the environment. I can design a poster to advertise the use of climate friendly transport. 

Writing: I understand what a character is. I can discuss and describe characters in a well known book. I can create a character of my own and explain what they are like. I can introduce my character in a setting. 

Reading: I can discuss key events of the class novel. I can explain what has happened. I am starting to think about why characters behave the way they do. I can describe a key character from the novel. I can use full sentences in my answers. I can use my opinion in my answers. 

RME: I can reflect on the impact of Jesus’ teaching on Christian beliefs. I can relate this to my own ideas and views.

HWB: I can identify how I feel part of a community. 

HOMEWORK: Spelling Patterns: IVORY: Plurals ending os/oes.   BLUE: oo.  Maths: I can interpret the information in a bar graph. 

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World Book Day in Primary 5

Primary 5 celebrated World Book Day today (as pyjamas and outdoor learning are not the best combination!) with a book character hunt, a chapter of our class novel and the creation of a 3D version of Hagrid’s Hut! (See our work in progress below)

So absorbed in our books…….