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Devon Tourism Challenge

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Year 6 are researching Devon tourist hotspots. Use the links below to help you find out more about the tourist attractions. Leave us a comment to let us know which you’d like to visit! 

Ashcombe adventure centre

Cliff Railway

Exeters Underground Passages

Gnome reserve

Powderham castle

River Dart Adventures

Wildlife cruises


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

World War 2 – IPC

Monday, 3 December 2018

Your home as an air raid shelter:


Bombing raids:


Air raid precautions:


Have your gas masks with you:


What to do in an air raid:


Anderson shelter during winter:


The warning 1939:


Panda Poetry

Monday, 3 July 2017

5OA have been thinking about the impact of human actions on the habitat of a Panda. They will use their research to write some haiku poems.

Have a look at these poems for inspiration.

You might want to continue your panda research on the WWF website.

Once you have composed your poem, please leave a comment.

Year 5 Code Challenge

Friday, 23 June 2017

Some year 5 pupils are applying their coding knowledge from Scratch to a new platform. Try these two challenges.

Challenge 1 – Maze challenge

Challenge 2 – Artist challenges


Year 5 Cartesian Co-Ordinates

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Year 5 have been using scratch to help them program simple games and applications. They are thinking about the 4 quadrants of scratch, and how they can program the sprite to move and draw in each of the quadrants.

Use this example to help you if you get stuck!


Year 5 Computing Challenge

Tuesday, 17 January 2017


In year 5 we are thinking about different types of art. We have been particularly inspired by Escher and Islamic art. In both you can find repeating tessellating shapes, and lots of links to mathematics. Our challenge this week is to use Scratch to create an image of repeating layered shapes. This will use our knowledge of maths, our computing skills and our love of art! Follow this link if you would like to try the project. Post us a comment to let us know what you found tricky!

Islamic Art

Islamic Art

Athens and Sparta city states

Monday, 21 November 2016


Year 5 iPad challenge – use the BBC website to help you write a paragraph comparing and contrasting Athens and Sparta. What made them similar? What made them different?

Year 5 forces investigation

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Do the boccia ball and foam ball drop at the same speed? Watch the videos carefully.  In the first video, the two items are the same shape but have different mass. What did Galileo think would happen? Was he right? Tell us what you think in the comments!

In 5RW’s video, they filled one bottle with water and kept on empty – do they fall at the same speed? What do you notice about when the bottles land?

Year 5 Maths Challenge

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Year 5 have been thinking about time graphs this week. Watch the video and pause it to find the speed at each time during the race. What happens to the speed of the car? What will this look like on a line graph? How will you record your results?

Year 5 science challenge: Tin Foil

Friday, 30 September 2016

This term we have been thinking about materials in year 5. We have explored the viscosity of liquids, investigated how to classify different solids and now we are thinking carefully about metals. Year 5 pupils have been challenged to answer this thinking question. Who is correct? Zara, Ali or neither?

foil-concept-cartoon Use the websites linked below to help you research. Remember you are using secondary sources for your research so you need to think about the reliability of the websites you are using.

When you have decided on your final answer, please leave a comment to let us know.  Can you tell us any other facts you have found out about foil?

Quirky Science

Today I Found Out