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Year 5

Welcome to Y5!

 

General Information


Staff:

Teachers: Mr Baskeyfield, Mrs Marshall and Miss Whitehead 

 

Teaching assistants: Mrs Riley

 

PE:

Children will come to school dressed in their uniform and will bring their PE kit in a labelled bag.

 

Some 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:

Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic.

 

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 sharing them with the year group's Twitter page. 

Topics covered:

 

Spring 2

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!

 

Spring 2

 

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.

 

 

 

A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space by Libby Jackson

From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.

From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century, to the women behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to those blazing the way in the race to get to Mars, A Galaxy of Her Own reveals extraordinary stories, champions unsung heroes and celebrates remarkable achievements from around the world.

 

Knowledge Encyclopedia Space!: The Universe as You've Never Seen it Before 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.

 

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 . . .

 

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