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Week 2



We're going to be starting our new topic in Science this week:


Changes in Materials


We’ll be looking at how materials change under different conditions and whether these are reversible or irreversible changes. 


To start you off, read through the following PDF and match the definitions to vocabulary.  Record these in your home school learning book, then check your answers.


Week 2 Science 1 matching vocabulary

Separating mixtures

Some mixtures can be separated using a filter or sieve.  Filters and sieves have holes which allow small pieces to pass through, but prevent larger pieces from passing through.  A sieve can be used to separate sand and pebbles.  The sand passes through the sieve, while the pebbles remain on top.  However, filtering does not work with solutions.  The pieces of solute are too small to be stopped by a sieve or filter.








Solution image

Solution image 1

Water solutions can be separated by evaporation.  The water can be made to evaporate over time, leaving the solute behind.


We would like you to carry out an experiment…

You will need:

  • Water
  • A large jug/ water container
  • Salt
  • 4 small measuring jugs/ cups (if possible marked in ml)


Go to the following PDF and either print out and fill in (sticking into home learning book), or copy directly into your home learning book.


Try to do what you can and send us any photos of your experiment, so that we can share with the rest of Year 5. 

Salt water experiment

Templates you may wish to use for Science task


Week Two:

An estimated 95 per cent of our food comes from abroad and half of our vegetables are imported. That’s a lot of food miles! Do you think that we should only buy food that has been grown locally to help reduce the impact on the environment? It’s a difficult question to answer. Watch this video and make some notes.


Read these comments.


What do you think? Talk it through with someone else. Why not write your own thoughts down in a speech bubble too!



As we were so successful with the STEAM week photography homework challenge, how about you try a Spring photography task?

We are amazed at how quickly nature is transforming as we go out for our daily exercise. Natural life is continuing despite all the problems which the world is facing. Nature is showing us that there is something to look forward to and keeping us all positive. So could you make a collection of pictures showing how a tree or plant in your garden or outside your window is growing and changing? You could then share some of the sequences with us in an email or as a PowerPoint?




In Year 5, we have started our animations topic by learning how to use the PowerPoint programme to create an animation.


Firstly we looked at making a simple image move across the page (hopefully you remember, we demonstrated with a football and a car). You could practise this again.


We talked about choosing the right kind of image- a flapping bird, hopping bunny or walking person will not work very well, because they change quite a lot as they move. An aeroplane, rocket, lorry or bee will work better, for example.


We began planning these. What did you think of to use in your presentation?

If you want to change your idea, or do a few different ones, that’s no problem.


We would like you create a presentation that you can share with us when you return to school. If you do more than one, please just choose your best one to share with us.


If you do not have ready access to PowerPoint at home, you could plan your slides on paper or in a word document.

Animations Year 5 Help sheet

Using MS PowerPoint

Use 2 or 3 images from ClipArt or Google Images

Images can be edited as part of your animation (see the advice below)

Create animation using Duplicate Slide - try to tell a short story!

Set Transitions, Advance Slide, After set time

Apply To All

Slide Show, Set Up Slideshow, Loop continuously until 'Esc'

Slideshow Viewer

To edit your image in PowerPoint

You have to check that you have selected your image first (does it have a box around it?)

The tools you’ll probably use the most to edit pictures in PowerPoint are the following:

  1. Corrections – This will allow you to edit your picture’s brightness and contrast, and choose to either sharpen or soften it.
  2. Colour – With this option, you can change the saturation and tone of your image. You can also choose to overlay several color filters.
  3. Crop – Aside from letting you do the obvious, PowerPoint’s crop tool also allows you to crop your image into many different shapes.
  4. The options under Picture Styles – This entire group allows you to easily customise and design your picture with a few clicks. You can add effects or borders.

For those budding astronauts out there, we thought you might find this an interesting project to do over the next few weeks.

Moon Camp is an education project run in collaboration between ESA and the Airbus Foundation, in partnership with Autodesk. It uses innovative learning technologies to challenge students to design their own Moon settlement with a 3D modelling tool (Tinkercad or Fusion 360)

All details can be found here:


Use this clip to help you.


Year 5 Art

This week I would like you to research the famous sculptor ‘Alberto Giacometti’. Find out information about him and then re-create a sculpture in his style – you may wish to use aluminium foil as a medium to construct your sculpture.

Have a fantastic week

Mrs Fiske

Physical Education


It is important that all of us remain active and healthy during this time. It is recommended that Primary school children will be active for 1 hour every day, even when you are at home. Joe Wicks (The Bodycoach) is performing an online PE lesson at 9:00 every morning during the week that can account for 30 minutes of this physical activity.  

Tune in to his channel to join in with the session.


On top of this, you will need to do another 30 minutes throughout the day. This can be your choice of activity that will keep you physically fit and is enjoyable. Throughout the week, it would be good if your activities involved a range of the following fundamental movement skills:










These activities could be things like creating an obstacle course that tests a range of skills. Skipping or running in the garden, walking the dog or throwing and catching games with siblings. You can be as creative as you wish with this 30 minutes, but please ensure you keep yourself active.


This site is giving you virtual museum tours across the world.