Grade 5 Science Discovery Day

On the 10th of March Thursday Grade 5 students from Longford Primary School went to Prospect High School for a Science Discovery Day. Seven different schools attended the day to compete against each other. The maths and science based activities were called Earthquake, String Along, Eco House, Get a Grip, Minipult, Get Over it, ElectraCity and Mars Buggy. Some of the activities were hard as well as fun and some were just fun. Our school won two of the activities for the day (Get over it and Minipult). At the end of the day scores were close but the school that won was Hagley. A big thank you to the University of Newcastle for organising the fun day we had and to Prospect High for hosting it.

It was a great day and we hope we can attend next year.

By Jakob and Bianca


For word study we created a creative sentence using a word for each sentence. Here are my sentences.

word:glove box

I opened the shattered glove box to find nothing but cobwebs and rotten bones and there it was the golden book.


I was stuck in the dark cage, I threw my bleeding fist at the lock one more time. I’m giving up, I thought to myself, it’s so claustrophobic I can barely breathe anymore.

word: veranda

I crawled over the veranda, the rotten flesh was sticking to my knees making the slice on my knee sting worse than five million blastin’ paper cuts.

word: appreciate

I appreciate your help said the small dwarf as he scampered away into the darkness.

word: successful

My search was successful I had finally found it the paper was rotting away slowly as I held it against my exploding chest.

Word: surplus

I grinned as a surplus of strong warriors standing right before me “Thankyou Master” I said to the tall bulky man standing beside me.

Word: Dog

The dog leaped over the fallen trees as a sharp breach sliced his filthy side but she didn’t care  she was determined to find her son.

Thanks for reading.

Can you think of an interesting sentence for the words above?