Mr Smith and Ms Jackson would like to welcome you to the Year Five homepage. As the year progresses, your child may also work with many of the following adults... Miss Cheshire, Mrs Haddon, Mrs Sykes, Miss Gardener, Mr Young and Mrs Gould. Here you will be able to catch up on the latest news and information for Year Five and keep up to date with the fantastic learning and achievements throughout the year!

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This term in Year Five



English:  The children will be looking into fantasy Sci-Fi tales. This has close links to our book 'The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day' as well as to our new topic. All of the features that are included within this will ensure the children have a sound understanding of writing their own. 

Maths: This term the children have a large focus on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. With it being a huge unit within Year 5, the children will have to work really hard to understand all aspects and areas within this. 

Connected Curriculum: For our second topic, the children will become Astronauts for 'Star Gazers.' They will look into the infamous Space Race, how gravity was discovered, as well as craters and forces. This all ties in with on another and will ensure that the children have a secure knowledge to be become future Astronomers.

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Maths Overview




  • 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
    downloaded images.
    • 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.



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Diary Dates




Text: The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day.

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Latest News

Our PE days are...

Wednesday and Friday!

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. 



As a year group we  will be working  as ambassadors for the Christian Value "Trust". Throughout the year we will be exploring the other values adopted by Sherrier pupils but we will be focusing on what it means to be a compassionate in class, on the playground and at home. If your child impresses you with how  trustworthy they are at home do share this with us.


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Last update: 2020-03-23