Half term information Autumn 1 2022

This term Year 5 have been immersed in their main topic of Space, which the children have found really enjoyable. We have incorporated space into as much of our learning as possible with topic lessons covering the history of space travel and Science lessons focusing on the different aspects of our solar system. In DT the children learned how cams work and collaboratively created moon buggies, which they then reviewed.

In English, our fiction writing has been based on the fantastic text Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce whilst non-fiction writing has included a newspaper report on the recent civilian space mission and a biography of a female astronaut.

We started our RE learning on then moved onto Hinduism. For our PSHE learning this half term we have been covering the beginning and belonging unit including how we can be good class mates together.

We also spent time drawing our self-portraits for the art gallery. It was lovely to see how careful the children were at making the portraits look like them. 

We are extremely proud of how the children have started Year 5, particularly how enthusiastic and committed they have been with our topic and all aspects of their learning.

Children’s comments about their learning:


“My highlight of the half term was going outside to do maths.”

“I enjoyed learning about space in science especially the diagrams that helped our learning.” 

“I have really enjoyed playing with my friends on the playground and loved maths.”