What a busy week in Year 5!

Science: This week we have been learning about materials and their properties. Also, we have done an experiment to see which materials were thermal insulators and which were thermal conductors. We were using our knowledge to design the inner lining for a lunch box. Here are the materials we tested: tin foil, bubble wrap, fabric, card and plastic. The best results were from bubble wrap and fabric.

By Grace and Alex 5RW

Maths: This week we have begun our learning about multiplication and division. Here’s a question: 9×7 =63 and 63 divided by 9=7. This is called an inverse. Inverse means the opposite of what you have done. Here is some of the vocabulary we have been using: multiply, times, groups of, lots of, repeated addition, product, multiplied by and array.

By Jack R 5LS

Maths: We have also been looking at multiples, factors and prime numbers. My favourite was factors. Factors of 12 are: 1,2,3,4,6 and 12. I know this because: 1×12=12, 2×6=12, and 3×4=12.

By Lucy P 5LS

English: This week, we have been constructing our letters to send to Ben Bradshaw MP, persuading him to campaign for improved sustainability in Exeter. We’ve had to think carefully about the register of our writing- it needs to sound professional, not like we’re talking to a friend! In addition, we’ve made sure to use key facts and figures from our sustainability topic to help prove the point we’re making in each paragraph with key evidence. Everyone is looking forward to receiving a response very soon!

By 5GT