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Spring 1 Newsletter

Year 5 Curriculum/Assessment information for parents



Welcome to Year 5. Year 5 staff are: Mr. Newman (Teacher), Mrs. Ledger (Teaching Assistant), Miss. Wells (Trainee Teacher) and Mrs. Sherratt (Trainee Teacher) .


Our topic this term is Stargazers, a study of the solar system. We will be learning about the 8 planets of the Solar System as well as the moon, space travel and NASA! Our class text will be Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce.


Our PE days this term are Tuesdays and Fridays. Tuesday PE is swimming for some children (letters have been sent home) or PE with Gordon Fearn.


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.

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!

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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.