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English: This half term, we are going back to our narrative writing. We are focusing on Sci-Fi/Fantasy stories with a suspense element. We will be using our class novel to support our writing as well as Alien Warning Story. We have created our suspense toolkit, as classes, which we will use to build suspense within our own writing.
Maths: Our main focus this half term is fractions. We will use our understanding of mixed number fractions, improper fractions and converting between the two to help us add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. We then move on to looking at decimals and percentages.
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• Keep a Moon diary over the course of a lunar month. Draw the shape of the
Moon each night, finding out and recording the correct term for each lunar
• Use non-fiction books, astronomy magazines and the web to find and record
amazing facts about space. Create a space scrapbook using your facts and
• Visit your local library and search for space-themed books. These could be nonfiction, novels or poetry books. Write a review of your favourite to display in the library or school.
• Search the night sky and try to identify the Moon, stars or even some of the
other planets in the Solar System such as Venus or Mars. Use binoculars or a
telescope if possible. You might also be able to use an app which will help you to locate the position of the stars.
• Imagine… an alien space ship has crash landed in your back garden. Write a
story about what happens next. You may want to borrow ideas from space
stories or films you know well. Remember to use powerful vocabulary to bring
your story (and your alien) to life!
• So far, 24 astronauts have visited the Moon. Find out their names, download
pictures and record interesting facts about them.
• Write a letter of application to the UK Space Agency to become an astronaut. What personal qualities or skills would you need to carry out this role?
• Write a film review of a space-themed film that you have watched with your
family. Some great films to choose might be Wall-E (U), ET (U), Star Wars (PG) or Apollo 13 (PG). How many ‘stars’ would you award your film?
• Design and create an astronaut space helmet or alien headwear using junk
materials. Bring it to school and take part in a space-inspired fashion parade!
• Teach your family the order of the planets in the Solar System using your
mnemonic, then test them! Have they remembered correctly?
• Using non-fiction books and online research, find out the names of some of
the best-known star constellations. On a clear night, try to identify them. Draw
diagrams of those you have spotted. Do you think the names they have been
given suit them?
• Make a 3-D model of the Solar System which displays all the planets in order.
Year 5 Open Afternoon
2:30 - 11th April 2019
Text: Infinite Lives of Maisie Day
If your child does not have appropriate kit in school then they will not be able to take part in P.E lessons.
Children should have an outdoor and indoor P.E kit. All t-shirts should be white, plimsoles should be worn for indoor P.E and trainers for outdoor. One type of shoe can not be used for both.
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