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Spring 2 Newsletter



Welcome to Year 5. Year 5 staff are: Mr. Newman (Teacher) and Mrs. Ledger (Teaching Assistant). 


Our topic this term is Scream Machine; we will be designing our own Space theme-park and learning about the science of roller-coasters. We will also find out more about the geography f the world through the different theme parks around the globe! We will be watching clips from Saving Mr. Banks and reading Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone as our class book.


Our PE days this term are Mondays and Wednesdays and this will take place outside so make sure you have your outdoor PE kit.


We are always here to help and will make every effort to deal with questions or issues as efficiently as possible. Either contact the school office or speak to us before or after-school to arrange an appointment.

Metacognition - beginning to learn to juggle!

Metacognition - beginning to learn to juggle! 1

Spring 1 Newsletter

Celebrating Chinese New Year!

Sewing Constellations

Celebrating Creative Homelearning

Celebrating Creative Homelearning 1

Star Sign statistics

Star Sign statistics 1

Blast Off!

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Mr. Arnold very kindly worked with us this afternoon to help us design and launch rockets. The furthest distance traveled was an incredible 41m!

A cracking Science lesson

Can you slow the fall of an egg to prevent it breaking?

As part of our learning about gravity and air resistance, we attempted to answer the question using a range of resources provided to us. Mr. Ambrick helped us drop the eggs, in their baskets, before we analysed the results of our experiment. 

Our trip to the National Space Centre

To Infinity and Beyond!

Modelling Night and Day

Modelling Night and Day 1
Modelling Night and Day 2
Modelling Night and Day 3

We used two footballs and a torch to model how we have night and day.

Creating Planets

We are the Planets

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We had a Rap Battle to perform the 'We are the Planets' rap. Check out our winning group!

The Scale of Planetary Distances

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We worked together as a class to map out the approximate distances between the planet using sheets of toilet paper!

Autumn Term (2) Newsletter

Autumn 1 Newsletter

Creative Home Learning!

Derby Museum Mummies!

Partake Ancient Egyptian Day

Pyramid Painting

We have learnt some of the myths from Ancient Egypt including the stories of Ra, Osiris and Horus. We are using paint pens to paint these stories onto our wall like the inside of Ancient Egyptian pyramids.