22.4.20 Greetings Year 5

Happy Wednesday!

Some ideas for the day:

Maths – We are going to continue looking at decimal numbers.  If you’ve kept up this week, then you will  be on Decimals as fractions (2). Don’t worry if you are behind, just carry on from where you are up to!

If you click on the link below, you will find a video that talks you through the questions (as well as the worksheet and answers).

Week 1 Day 3 Decimals as fractions (2) (NB this is the earlier Week One, not Summer Term – Week One)


English – Today’s lesson is all about writing a newspaper report! (You might spread this out over more than one day if you wish)


For activity 3, I’ve created a 2do with a template of a newspaper article that you can use  🙂 If you’d prefer to write it by hand instead, that’s fine, you could always upload a picture of your work. If you’d prefer to do your newspaper article about something different, that’s fine too, just remember to include the features of a newspaper report!

Science – continue with the Science project. I’m really enjoying hearing about the different science investigations you’ve done so far! Do continue to blog or email any pictures or work of what you’ve been up to.

Take care

Miss Sewell

Science Project (for the whole week):

This week we are going to be looking at properties of materials. Here are some ideas of what you might investigate, or you might come up with other experiments linked to these ideas!

  • If you didn’t do this yesterday, find out about reversible and irreversible changes. Have a look at the link below to find out more:


Lots of these changes happen when you cook food. Why don’t you help out with the cooking today and see what changes occur? Which are reversible and which are irreversible? How do you know? Record your findings! (And enjoy eating what you’ve made!)

  •  Explore which materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution.

You could try mixing different materials that you have at home with water to see which ones dissolve eg sand, salt, flour, sugar, coffee granules (Make sure you ask an adult first!). What substances were soluble and which were insoluble?

This link has more information about dissolving:


  • If a material dissolves in a liquid it creates a solution, but can you work out a way of getting the solution back. For example, if you dissolve salt in water, is there a way of getting the salt back? Is the change reversible?
  •  Explore how mixtures might be separated. You could create a mixture with different substances eg water, salt, stones and sand, all mixed together. Can you work a way of separating the mixture back into the different substances? (Again, ask first!) Once you’ve had a try, look at this link to learn more about separating mixtures.https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcvv4wx/articles/zw7tv9q