Learning in Year 5 this half term:


Our main topic this half term is titled, ‘Stargazers’ and focuses on the solar system and outer space! We will explore the different planets, the sun and moon and complete a number of scientific investigations. We will also study famous scientists, before getting creative with various design and technology challenges!



In English, we begin the half term by completing our class book, ‘Secrets of a Sun King’ by Emma Carroll. Using the first week to recap a number of key writing skills. Following this, we will embark on a range of creative writing opportunities. Pupils will get a chance to create their own alien life forms, as well as designing and describing planets. We will use films such as The Martian, Interstellar and Avatar to inspire our creativity.


In our reading sessions, we will begin by recapping our reading fluency and reading aloud, thinking aloud skills. Ensuring we are reading with good pace, intonation and appreciating punctuation, as well as engaging our mind whilst we read. After this, we will study how language, structure, and presentation contribute to the meaning of a text.



In maths, we will be completing our unit on multiplication and division before studying the fraction elements of the national curriculum in detail.



In Science we will be learning about Earth and space and forces. We will be explaining how the Earth and other planets in our solar system move and learning about the moon. Additionally, we will be investigating the effect of gravity and measuring accurately to explore how craters are formed.



We will continue to focus on Christianity, with our key question titled, ‘What would Jesus do?’.



Our topic combines a range of skills and subjects as we consider the solar system and the planets within. There will be links to all subjects.

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Year 5 Class Teacher

Mr McCluskey

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