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Week Commencing 17th January 2022

This week, Year 5 have been investigating angles. We started off by naming different types of angles and identifying them by drawing on the tables. At first the children were confused but thoroughly enjoyed it afterwards… even the clean up.

Week Commencing 10th January 2022

We had an exciting water workshop today as we had a virtual visit from Anglian Water. The children learnt all about filtration and the water cycle. They learnt how to save water to help the planet and how Anglian Water clean our drinking water. They learnt the real gross reason why chlorine in a pool can sting your eyes. It is because the chlorine is reacting with other people's urine! They wrote pledges afterwards to try and save water at home.

Week Commencing 3rd January 2022

This week we have started our new and exciting topic of Climate Control.
This has involved us looking at a map of Grays from 1895 and comparing it to a map from today. The children looked for similarities and differences between the two. They noticed that our school wasn’t built at that time and that where the original school used to be it was an old chalk quarry. Dell Road had not been built and neither had most of Bradleigh Avenue.

They noticed the obvious difference that there was so much woodland and fields back then in comparison to now.

Week Commencing 13th December 2021

Countdown to Christmas has begun! 🎄


Our week started with a visit to Saint Peter and Paul's Church for the Year 5 and 6 carol service. Feeling Christmassy, we wrote some Christmas and winter themed acrostic poems. Here are a few samples from the class. We hope you enjoy reading them.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year. We look forward to welcoming you back on 5th January 2022







Week Commencing 6th December 2021

Over the last couple of weeks in Science, we have been learning about condensation and evaporation. We set up an experiment to see if we could get filtered, drinkable water from the beach to help us if we are ever stranded on a desert island. We placed salty water into a bowl with a glass inside. Then we wrapped it up in clingfilm and placed stones on top. This was to allow the water droplets from the clingfilm to then fall into the glass underneath it. The glass then collected the water, which was no longer salty and was now drinkable. We stored it near the radiator to quicken up the process with the heat.

Week Commencing 29th November 2021

The elf has made an unexpected return this week and has already caused lots of havoc! He has knocked over the Christmas tree that the class spent ages decorating and he even initiated a snowball fight!

Week Commencing 22nd November 2021

Christmas is nearly here! As part of the QHA Christmas tradition we have been making our hoops to hang in the hall.

Week Commencing 15th November 2021

In art, we are learning to replicate the style of Dali Salvador using shading. One of Salvador Dali's most famous paintings (shown above) is "The Persistence of Memory," which shows several watches melting in a surreal landscape.


Here are some finished pieces from our table top gallery

Week Commencing 8th November 2021

We have learnt how to separate materials this week and it got a bit messy!
We used filtration, sieving, evaporation and magnetism.

Week Commencing 1st November 2021

In science, we are looking at reversible and irreversible changes. As a class, we conducted lots of different experiments today, such as:


Melting chocolate

Adding vinegar to bicarbonate of soda

Making toast

Boil jelly

Week Commencing 11th October 2021

Continuing with our Black History Month topic, the children have started to create images in the likeness of Jesse Owens for a display.

Week Commencing 4th October 2021

For Black History Month, Year 5 have been learning about Jesse Owens. The children completed their own research whilst they were doing their remote learning. Here are a couple of examples of interesting facts that they found out.

Jessie Owens Research (Remote Learning)

Week Commencing 20th September 2021

This week, we have conducted an experiment to see which metals were the best electrical conductors. Our results varied between the tables with aluminium, silver and iron all making the lightbulbs shine brightly.

Week Commencing 6th September 2021

In 5EC, we used our bodies to create different shapes. We started off with numbers and letters. Can you tell what numbers and letters we are making in the pictures? We had great fun trying to make ourselves look like appliances, such as a toaster and a washing machine. The real challenge was trying to figure out ways to make us ‘work’.