Welcome back to Term 4 - our space and Earth's features topic is well underway. We had a great trip to We The Curious where we learned more about the Earth, Moon and Sun in a great workshop and visited lots of places in our Solar System in the Planterium. We have been learning about the relative sizes of the planets in our Science and Forest School sessions, then using this knowledge to help us create our own space mobiles. We will be learning more about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis this term. We have nearly finished reading our class book in English which is written by Lucy and Stephen Hawking and is called George’s Secret Key to the Universe.
Check out our Year_5_Term_4_Topic_Web.doc and continue checking twitter for lots of photos of us busy at work.
Welcome to Term 3
We have had a wonderful start to Year 5 and Terms 1 &2 have been a great success with us learning lots about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and sharing our museum based on this. In addition to this, we had a great workshop with artefacts from this time period and enjoyed a trip to the local Mosque, as well as some fab forest school sessions. I know that the following terms will be just as brilliant. Tjis time, we are learning more about space - especially the Earth, Sun and Moon and the relationship between them. Our book that we will be reading in English links to our space them and has been written by Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy, it is called George's Secret Key to the Universe. Furthermore, we are all looking forward to our We The Curious Trip where we will go in the Planterium and watch an exciting 3D space show as well as taking part in a space workshop.
In addition to this, we have already started writing our ow space poetry to enter into a competition - keep watching here as we will add some of our favourites! Take a look at our topic web here and please remember that if you're able to help us by coming in to hear readers, to share your exoertise in art/music, etc or to come and support us with anything else, we would love to have you. Year_5_Term_3_Topic_Web.doc
Save the Planets!
Putting on my astronaut suit
Saying goodbye to you
Do the countdown
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 blast off.
Running at lightning velocity
Through the grand galaxy
Saturn’s rings spin
I went past the dangerous black ole
Which was very cold
Not the chocolate bar
Earth is the best,
Were we live and rest.
I’ll spin loops around the place,
Up, up in outer space,
To investigate more than you
So come on too
The moon has no light of its own
It’s cold and dark
And dead as stone
But it catches light from the burning sun
And shows itself when each day is done
When I fall into earth
It was burned
Because of my rocket ships
It made a fiery tyre
I didn’t say a word
Because I want to save the beautiful world
When I went to the cool moon
I took some hard solid for you
What I learned from the cool moon
It was super-duper cool
Space is such a brilliant place,
Where you can disappear without a trace
Whatever look upon your face.
You can sit on a chair in mid-air.
It’s just not fair we can’t go there.
Water comes down my face, in space
When I’m bad or when I’m sad
Or when I’ve been bad.
I stayed and swan through
The bare air, without a care.
But I am not sad when the Sun goes away,
Because I know it will come back another day.
Earh is small,
But the best of them all.
Fair faced planets live,
Listen as the call you.
In Mars you can get free chocolate bars.
Murcury comes first,
But it’s the worst
Whereever you go, space is near
And it’s dark and clean.
But now sadly the end is here,
And slowly I shall disappear.
Terms 1 & 2
In Term 1 and 2 our topic is all about the Anglo Saxons. This term, we will continue to develop our knowledge about the Anglo-Saxons and learn about their relationship with the Vikings, who were also invaders to Britain. Children will research the Vikings and how similar/different they were to the Saxons. After this, children will write a discussion text, giving a balanced argument about whether it would have been better to have been an Anglo-Saxon or a Viking, justifying their reasons. There will be links made to DT and children will be making their own Viking longships. As the finale to our topic, we will be creating our own museum to show our findings about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Invitations will come home soon!
In English this term we will continue reading our book from last term – Anglo-Saxon Boy - and using it as inspiration for our writing and a firm basis for developing comprehension through discussion of the text. The children will create ‘Wanted!’ posters, write descriptions, recount battles, write diary entries and letters and write their own ending to the story before writing their very own Anglo-Saxon flashback story.
Author of the Term: This term we will continue to learn about David Walliams and read some of his books. Sycamore and Holly class are both reading ‘Demon Dentist’.
Please see our Term 2 Topic Web for more information here: Term 2 topic web. Key information about homework, PE etc is on the right in the key information section. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or stop me for a chat in the playground.