This week in Year 5 in English we have started to explore the language and structure of explanation texts in preparation for writing explanations of how our own inventions work. In Maths we started to develop mental and formal methods to use when adding and subtracting large numbers up to 1,000,000. In Science we continue to learn about properties of materials and started to explore solubility of some substances. This work will prepare us for selecting the most suitable materials when we are designing and making our own inventions. To prepare further for this, we have created ‘quick inventions’ centered around eco issues.