Summer Term Newsletter & Topic Web
Please complete these learning tasks. They will help support our topic next half term! I look forward to seeing your work!
The children have really enjoyed being back and have settled in and are working hard in class. We have continued with our D&T focus, looking at pulleys, gears and levers, and they have made their very own merry-go-rounds! We have also been learning about our topic of Space and we even managed to have a virtual 'trip' to Greenwich Observatory to explore our solar system and learn about the planets. Year 5 then made a comic book strip about the creation of our solar system.
Did you know that Jupiter is the reason why Mars is so small and that we have an Oort cloud around the edge of our solar system?
It has been lovely to have everyone back and I know Year 5 are excited for their Eco City Project next half term!
In Autumn 2, we have been studying 'The Victorians', we have looked at different aspects of Victorian life using 'Street Child' as a platform to explore what life was like in the workhouses and on the streets. We focused especially on child labour and the laws that came into effect during the Victorian era. Unfortunately, Year 5 were unable to visit the Victorian School, so the Victorian school came to them! They dressed up as Victorians and practiced Victorian school rules and perfected their 'Copperplate' style handwriting to prepare them for their roles. We then celebrated a Victorian Christmas with garlanding as well as traditional carols, christmas cards and crackers.
Year 5 Pre-Learning tasks
KS2 Reading List
The children in Year 5 have started their new book 'The London Eye Mystery' and we have been discussing what might have happened to Salim! Salim has gone missing whilst travelling on the London Eye, check out the theories below to see what the children think has happened!