Year 5 Iveson Blog


Friday, 12 January 2018


Miss Walker's English Group's Homework 

Draw a picture of a grizzly bear. Then surround the picture with as many interesting facts as you can find about this ferocious animal.

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Today in English (Miss Walker's group) we have been learning about bears. Take a look at our share write;

Miss Walker was extremely proud with how hard her group worked this week! Particularly with their vocabulary choice and expanded noun phrases. 

Spherical or flat?

This week, in science, we have been investigating theories about the shape of the Earth. Believe it or not in the past people actually believed that the Earth was flat and you could fall off the edge! Today, thankfully, we have better scientific knowledge. After our work on the theories, we began making models of a spherical and flat Earth to help us visualize it.

This Week's Spellings

Our spellings this week will focus on the 'ent' ending while this is our focus we have also included some words that don't fit. Can you spot them? 

  1. innocent
  2. curiosity 
  3. decent
  4. frequent
  5. confident
  6. individual
  7. obedient
  8. independent
  9. monstourous 
  10. mischevious 

Friday, 5 January 2018


This week, in RE, we were learning about forgiveness. In partners, we discussed how we could say sorry and whether we should forgive. We also listened to some music which helped us to think about whether it is hard to say sorry or to forgive.

Elton definitively found saying sorry hard;

Christina wished she had forgiven while she had the chance;

Homework Project

Over the next 4 weeks, I would like you to create a model of our solar system. Research the 8 planets included to create a good representation. You can make you models out of any materials that you have available.  In 4 weeks time, we will present our models to the class and share any interesting facts which we have learnt.

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Spellings 5.01.2018

This week we are looking at the suffix 'ness'

Our spellings are; 

  1. happiness 
  2. nastiness 
  3. absent-mindedness
  4. foolishness
  5. tidiness
  6. ugliness
  7. brightness
  8. gloominess
  9. politeness 
  10. silliness

Can you find any other spellings with this suffix. Could you find the rule for adding this suffix? 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Making ice-cream

As part of our science day we made our own ice-cream. We had lots of fun and sampled some of our tasty experiment. 

"4 more minutes of shaking? What!?"

"It's freezing"

The look of shock says it all. #it'srealice-cream
If you would like to have a go yourself check out this YouTube video which guides you through the experiment;

Science day

On Thursday, we had a day filled with science experiments. We looked at reversible and irreversible changes in addition to how we can separate mixtures (sieving, filtering, evaporating). 

Writing up predictions and results.

Making slime; reversible or irreversible change? 

Filtering to separate mixtures. 

Sieving to separate mixtures.
Evaporation to separate mixtures.  

For more photos follow the link;

Friday, 15 December 2017

Spellings 15.12.2017

This week we are looking at the suffix 'ment'

Our spellings are; 

  1. achievement 
  2. acknowledgement
  3. excitement 
  4. engagement 
  5. judgement
  6. argument 
  7. equipment 
  8. entertainment
  9. government 
  10. movement 

Can you find any other words with this suffix? Can you identify the root word for each of our spellings? 

Homework 15.12.2017

After Christmas, we are going to be exploring Space and the Mayans. For your homework I would like you to create an interesting fact page for both.

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Also, over the holidays, you need to make sure that you keep practising your multiplication and division facts. 

Here are some games for you to try; 

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Keep practising your written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Use the videos to help you.



Multiplication (Short multiplication) (Long multiplication)


Friday, 8 December 2017


This week we have been baking gingerbread Christmas treats.

This Week's Spellings

This week are looking at the suffix 'ful'

  1. delightful 
  2. colourful 
  3. painful 
  4. peaceful 
  5. useful 
  6. wonderful
  7. careful
  8. cheerful
  9. helpful
  10. fearful 
Can you find any more examples? 

Homework 8.12.2017

For your homework, I would like you to create an advert for Lego. This can be Lego bricks in general or specific packs. Use the Lego story to support your ideas about the product.

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Use your knowledge of modal verbs to add persuasion to your adverts. 

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Gingerbread Christmas Adverts

Gingerbread Christmas Adverts

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Upload your creations with the following link. 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017


Sent from my iPadIn year 5, we have been carving potatoes to make prints. Inspired by cave paintings, we produced our own designs before starting the carving process.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

New First Team Kit

Friday, 24 November 2017

Seated Volleyball

Friday fun with a game of seated volleyball #collaboration #socialskills #corebalance


Don't forget to keep practising your multiplication facts! 

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Have a go with the following game: 

Homework 24.11.2017

For your homework, I would like to create your own advert for your favourite food. Watch adverts online and on TV to help you, but also take the time to read adverts in magazines, newspapers and billboards. 

To upload your homework straight to me use the following link: 

Maths Challenges

Maths Challenges
Have a go at at least one of these challenges. Try all 3 for 5 Dojo points! 

To upload your challenges straight to me use the following link: 

Spellings 24.11.2017

This week we are looking at the suffix 'able'

Our spellings are; 

  1. avoidable
  2. enjoyable 
  3. reliable
  4. manageable
  5. comfortable 
  6. acceptable 
  7. believable  
  8. forgettable 
  9. laughable 
  10. breakable 

Can you find out the meaning of the suffix? Can you think of any more examples?


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Material and their properties

This week, we have been investigating materials and their properties. We used thermochromic sheets to test whether our materials conducted heat and magnets to test if they were magnetic. In addition to this, we felt and looked at the materials to explore hardness and transparency.

"Wow, they look like orbs."
"A liquid that's magnetic!"

"The colour changed. They must conduct heat."

"Look at this it is hard when you press it, then it goes runny."

Friday, 17 November 2017

Homework 17.11.17

This week, I would like you to complete a science investigation. I would like you to investigate the 3 states of matter. Describe how the particles within them are different? What are their characteristics? You can use illustrations to support your ideas. Then find examples for each state.

Upload your homework via the link or bring it into school.

Spellings 17.11.17

This week we are looking at the prefix 'anti' 

  1. antiseptic 
  2. anticlockwise
  3. antisocial 
  4. antibiotic 
  5. antibacterial 
  6. antibody 
  7. antibodies 
  8. antidotes 
  9. antifreeze
  10. anticlimax 

How does the prefix change the meaning of the word? Can you find any other examples? 

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Written multiplication Methods

Multiplication facts
You need to know your multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. 

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Gotta recall 'em all!

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Once you have cracked that, you can have a go at some written multiplication!

Have a go at short multiplication use the following link to help refresh your memory;

Mastered short multiplication? 

Have a go at some long multiplication.
Refresh your memory with the following video;

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

This Week's Spellings

This week we are looking at the prefix 'un'

The spellings are;

  1. unfortunately 
  2. uncertain 
  3. unbelievable 
  4. unexpected
  5. unfamiliar 
  6. uncomfortable 
  7. unpleasant 
  8. unbearable 
  9. unusual 
  10. unfamiliar 

Challenge: How does the prefix change the meaning of the word? Can you find any other words which have the same prefix? 

Stone Age Houses

Today, we continued our Stone Age house project. Now that our base was complete, we were able to start building the structure of the house using clay.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Stone Age House Project

This week, we have been continuing with our Stone Age models. Now that the base was finished, we started constructing the structure of the houses using clay.