Year 5


Science this week

Since we've looked at different life cycles, we thought that we'd investigate our own human cycles. We'll spend the next few weeks looking at the human body and human growth.


In the beginning, life on Earth started as a single cell in a warm shallow sea 3.8 billion years ago. Life started small, but over time it evolved and grew in complexity down the millennia until today when the Earth is teeming with millions of different species of plants,
animals, fungi and microscopic organisms, including us – more than 7 billion human beings.


Here is an idea. What if, for a birthday gift or just to be special, you decided to cook something for someone? What if you could? Would you want to try? Here is a website full of recipes and ideas made specifically for kids to cook. 

Cup Stacking


Well. It happened again. This website went down in China but has made another comeback. In order to keep the class current with online updates I've added a blog that other teachers have been using with success so far.

So bookmark and make sure to stay current on day to day events. I will be updating both my Jigsy site and Edublogs page regularly in case one or the other (hopefully not both) stop working. 

Making Pulleys


Year 5

Kids cleaning up Diwali

I stumbled on this article and was blown away at the critical thinking minds of these kids -Young kids this year are saying "no" to crackers, which has become a popular tradition, for Diwali. Read the article to find out their reasons


Our Classroom

We are looking forward to another great year at CZTIS. Year 5 this year is going to be exciting with lots of new responsible learners ready to go. 

New Science Menu

Engineer Girl

What do engineers do? You ever think of becoming one? You can take an in depth look at the wide variety of fields and jobs that engineers work in.  


Mr D's Summer


Spelling Words

 Well I gotta hand it to the crew for reminding me to put up the new words this week. My brain has been scattered with play props and line practicing. Thanks guys for taking on your own learning. 



This short story by Neil Gaiman is about a family with a pest problem. But the only one who believes it is a young girl named Lucy. Check out this book 'The Wolves in the Walls' and a whole lot more on the new Literacy page. 

Previous IPC 

Differences in weather and climate affect our lives and our lifestyles. We cannot control our weather and climate, but they can control us - influencing where we live, what we can do, what we wear even what we eat! In this unit we be finding out about the differences between weather and climate, and the important role they play in the lives of everyone on the planet.


There are 3 main kinds of clouds: Cumulus, Stratus, and Cirrus. Cumulus clouds are the fluffy clouds that look like cotton balls. Stratus clouds are layered and often dark and close to the ground. Fog comes from Stratus clouds being very low to the ground. Cirrus clouds are thin and feathery. When you see Cirrus clouds that means the weather is usually nice. These clouds are opposite of Stratus clouds because they are really high up in the sky.