Blwyddyn 5 / Year 5
Croeso i Flwyddyn 5
Welcome to Year 5
Athrawes Ddosbarth / Class Teacher – Mrs Lucy Catherall
Our day normally starts with Mathematics and Literacy in the morning and Science and Topic work in the afternoons along with Cymraeg and Physical Literacy.
Our topic this term is ‘Plastic Fantastic’ which has a Science and Geography focus and explores the current issue of plastic pollution.
Pupils have been writing formal letters to our Environment Minister for Wales, investigating the effect of plastic pollution on rivers in Wales and coming up with ideas for re-using plastic water bottles!
Cluster Science Project – Ysgol John Bright Science Fair
Some of us took our rafts, lava lamps and water filters to Ysgol John Bright to showcase our work along with the other schools in our cluster.
Cluster Science Project – Liquid Experiments
Keeping with the plastic bottle theme we carried out some experiments. We made lava lamps using food colouring, water and oil. We also made a water filter using sand, gravel and stones.
Cluster Science Project – Plastic Bottle Rafts
We have been working with our cluster schools on a ‘Plastic Bottle Project.’ We came up with lots of ideas on how to reuse plastic bottles and the best idea we came up with was to build rafts out of them!
We worked in teams and competed against eachother to see who could build the strongest raft. We designed and built our rafts and tested them by putting them in water and placing weights on them until they capsized – this was a lot of fun!
Then we recorded the results in a table, created a line graph and came to a conclusion.
Beach Clean Up – West Shore Beach
Year 5 recently did their bit to reduce plastic pollution! We took part in a beach clean up on West Shore beach with the help of PCSO Pam Hayers and PCSO Mike Smith.
We visited Oriel Mon in Llangefni and enjoyed looking at and appreciating the work of the late Sir Kyffin Williams.
Plastic Bag Investigation
In Year 5 we enjoy carrying out lots of fun Science investigations! Here we investigated which plastic carrier bag was the strongest by seeing how much weight they could uphold before breaking!
The team from Groundwork North Wales visited Year 5 and we learned about waste and plastic pollution. We had to find ways of clearing up the plastic pieces from the polluted water!
Some of the class have been taking part in weekly cycle proficiency lessons, learning how to keep safe when cycling out on the roads.