South Wilford Endowed C of E Primary School

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Year 5


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Autumn Newsletter

Autumn Term

Our topic is “The Space Race.” We have been researching exoplanets as well as planets in our own solar system so that we can create our own. We are coming up with some fabulous ideas like planets that rain rubies and diamonds, or have multi-coloured tornadoes and inverted waterfalls! We will then be planning, writing and editing our own non-chronological reports all about our own weird planets!



In science, we have been learning about the Earth, sun and moon, including finding out about different theories through time and facts about the Earth's rotation and orbit around the sun. 


Computing and History

We have been busy making an app prototype on our ipads which contains information about human history from the Stone Age to the Space Age. We have been using Keynote, Chatterpix, green screen and augmented reality to help us learn and present information, bettering our knowledge of history through time. 


Class Read

Both classes voted for their class book this term. Whitehead and Rashford decided on the same book: A Spoonful of Murder. It's set in Hong Kong during the 1950s and involves two female protagonists, Hazel and Daisy who become detectives. It's one of the books in the series called 'A Murder Most Unladylike'.



Curriculum Plan for Year 5