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Year 5

Welcome to Y5!

 

General Information


Staff: The class teachers this year are Mr Shackshaft and Miss Peterson and the teaching assistant is Mrs Little and Mr Ashraf

 

PPA: Our PPA is on a Friday and the children will be taught by Mrs Little.

 

PE: Our PE days are on Thursday and Friday.

Children will come to school dressed in their PE kit. They do not need to bring school uniform to change into. All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain. Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie)

 

Homework:

New spellings will be sent home on a Friday and children will be tested on these the following Friday.

Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic that parents can complete with their children. Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to homework@woodhousewest.sheffield.sch.uk

Topics covered:

 

Summer 1- To infinity and beyond!

 

5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Blast off! Come with us as we take a rocket into the fascinating and mind boggling space beyond our planet. Your little astronauts will learn about stars, satellites, galaxies and planets, learning our position within the universe. They will be amazed at the astronomical facts and potentially even shocked by some. Are we truly alone in the universe?

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Summer 1

 

Knowledge Encyclopedia Space! by DK

This ultimate space encyclopedia for children makes learning at home fun and is designed to blow your mind with incredible CGI images, from the deep darkness of black holes to the spectacular sparkle of supernovas.

The many mysteries of the Universe are explored in breathtaking detail, including in-depth cross-sections and lifelike cutaways to showcase the planets, stars, moons, and space stations. Featuring absolutely everything under the Sun, this exciting visual reference guide is your guaranteed one-stop shop for space.

 

100 Things to Know About Space by Alex Frith

A fun and informative book packed with 100 fascinating things to know about space, from how to escape a black hole to why astronauts learn wilderness survival skills. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, and internet links to specially selected websites for more information.

 

 

 

 

See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

All eleven-year old Alex wants is to launch his iPod into space. With a series of audio recordings, he will show other lifeforms out in the cosmos what life on Earth, his Earth, is really like.

But for a boy with a long-dead dad, a troubled mum, and a mostly-not-around brother, Alex struggles with the big questions.

 

Where do I come from? Who's out there? And, above all, How can I be brave?

Determined to find the answers, Alex sets out on a remarkable road trip that will turn his whole world upside down . . .

 

The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge 

When your dad's lost in space and his only hope is you and a bunch of aliens, it's going to be a bumpy ride... How amazing would it be to have a dad who's an astronaut? Rocket launches, zero gravity, and flying through space like a superhero! Jamie Drake's dad is orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station and Jamie ought to think it's cool but he just really misses him... Hanging out at his local observatory, Jamie picks up a strange signal on his phone. It looks like alien life is getting closer to home. But space is a dangerous place and when his dad's mission goes wrong, can Jamie prove that he's a hero too?

 

 

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