The spring term
Continuing into the second spring term, our new topic will be Stargazers. This action packed topic will lift us up and shoot us into space. We will be learning about the eight planets, as well as the moons and sun. We will be distinguishing between jovian (gaseous) or terrestrial (rocky) planets, as well as discussing the number of moons linked to each planet.
Travelling back in time, we will be studying the famous astronomer ‘Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)’ who was the first person to observe sunspots moving across the Sun’s surface through a telescope which he constructed in 1609. His work confirmed and advanced the Sun-centred system that Copernicus had first postulated in the early-mid 1500s.
Our science lessons will be bursting with Space related studies, including gravity. We will be participating in many investigations and become scientists through recording and evaluating our data and information.
Our English and reading lessons will continue to be based around rich and engaging texts, or mind-blowing short films. We will explore SPaG elements through writing lessons and will continue to broaden our knowledge.
Each child in Year 5 will receive a reading book which will be matched to their ability. From this, the children will gain a deeper understanding of the texts. Reading lessons will also be taught to enhance skills such as vocabulary.
Our new maths scheme will continue into the spring and summer term, taking part in more hands on activities relating to current and new topics of fractions, decimals and percentages and geometry. Are you ready to explore the galaxies and stars?