St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA


Summer 2021

During the summer term, we explored 'Forces'. We studied gravity and Sir Isacc Newton, we investigated the link between the weight and mass of an object using the appropriate equipment - a Newton Meter. We also explored the effect of air resistance by creating the 'Perfect Parachute'. We planned an investigation to explore which material would make the perfect parachute, we kept our test fair and made predictions. We then tested our parachutes and compared our results with our predictions.

Spring 2021

During the spring term we were in lockdown again! Most children were isolating at home but this didn't stop our learning of 'Properties and changes of materials'.  We recapped our prior knowledge and understanding of solids, liquids and gases, and explored the different ways in which mixtures might be separated. We understood that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible.

Exploring mixtures

Autumn 2 2020

During the second part of the autumn term, year 5 had the chance to catch up on the science curriculum they had missed during the lockdown - we explored sound. We identified how sounds are made, through vibrations and how they travel through the ear. We also found patterns between the pitch and volume of a sound.

Autumn 1 2020

During this term, year 5 explored the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.  Using our iPads, we were able to create a short animation of our life cycles using Chatterpix.  We also compared our life cycles using a Venn diagram and identified the life cycle of a human.

Autumn 2019

As part of their topic, Properties and Changes of Materials, the children have been investigating how to separate mixtures of materials using different processes.