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All Saints Catholic Collegiate

Year 5

Mr Baker and Mrs Harding and  would like to welcome you to the Year 5 page.

 

Link to the Year 5 Gallery page:

https://www.ourladysca.org.uk/children/gallery/year-5-1

Topic - Stargazers 

 Journey through space – the final frontier! Let’s take a trip to the stars, planets and suns and discover the amazing wonders of the night sky.

During this half term, we’ll read information texts to find out about the Solar System and the Sun, using mnemonics to help us remember the facts. We’ll make a Solar System and investigate the cycle of day into night. We’ll learn about Galileo, the ‘father’ of modern astronomy and his famous astronomical discoveries. Taking on the roles of the planets, we’ll use movement to demonstrate the motions of the planets and moons. We’ll investigate lunar myths and write astronaut poetry. Then we’ll make a space shuttle or satellite, testing the materials for durability, and we’ll program toys to explore a lunar landscape.

At the end of the project, we’ll look at alien-themed comics, invent our own aliens and consider the big question: why is there life on Earth? Finally, we’ll invite you to our ‘Visitors’ centre’ and share our knowledge with you.

Help your child prepare for their project
The possibilities are endless when you’re thinking about the vastness of space. Why not work together to make a papier mâché model of your favourite planet? You could also watch a science-fiction film or read a book to see how space is presented. Alternatively, visit the local library together to find fascinating non-fiction books about space.

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 Stargazers home learning workbook.pdfDownload
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Science - Earth and Space

This unit is the only Astronomy related science unit in the primary science curriculum. The aim is to give children a basic overview of Earth and its place in our Solar System.

PE 

PE is every Monday during this half term.  During the current climate, children can wear their PE kits on Mondays to reduce congestion and close proximity in the areas used for changing.  If possible, please don't wear earrings on PE days. 

Home Learning:

Reading

Children need to read at least 20 minutes every night. Children can read independently, to an adult, or to a sibling. Please ensure reading diaries are signed at least three times a week. 

 

Maths/English

Maths and English homework will be given out on Thursdays, usually via Seesaw or paper. It is to be completed by Monday evening. Children need to be practising times tables regularly at home, they can use TT Rockstars to help.

 

Spellings

Children will be given spellings every Monday for a spelling test on Friday.  The weekly spellings are also posted on Seesaw. Please ensure children are practising their spellings at home during the week. 

 

Useful links:

 

TTR

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school

 

Accelerated Reader  (Quizzing)

https://ukhosted11.renlearn.co.uk/2248093/default.aspx

 

Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/ourlady-st4

 

Bedrock

https://app.bedrocklearning.org/

 

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 National-curriculum-spelling-list-years-5-6.pdfDownload
 Summer 2 2022 topic map Stargazers.pdfDownload
 Year 5 - Summer 2- recall square numbers up to 122 and their square roots.pdfDownload
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