South Wilford Endowed C of E Primary School

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Year 5

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Autumn  - Term 2

We are continuing our topic on 'The Space Race' this half term and have been learning all about the moon landing, conspiracy theories, the Cold War and what the future holds for space travel. We have learned about the Earth, sun and moon and are now learning about different forces in our science lessons. 


We have been using Avatar as inspiration for writing our own blog entries about life as a space tourist and are know writing our own science-fiction story using the John Lewis Christmas advert as inspiration. See the advert below!

Class Book

Our focus  on science-fiction also extends to our current class reading book. We are reading The Jamie Drake Equation by Christoper Edge and are completing some reading lessons looking at the novel in more detail. 



If you liked this one, you have to check out some of this others. He is one of Mr Dix's favourite authors and other books include: Escape Room, The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day, The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, all of which we have now in our school library! 

Black History Month

As part of our work for Black History Month, we've been looking at the new Poet Laureate Joseph Coelho. We produced some artwork linked to his poem/book 'If All The World Were'. You can watch the video of him reading it below:

If All The World Were by Joseph Coelho

Autumn Term 1

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