Summer 1 Half Term Information 2021

This term Year 5 has found its main topic of Space 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 elements of our solar system. Art and DT have also had a space focus which the children have absolutely loved.

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 landing of the Mars Rover Perseverance and an explanation text detailing how Perseverance works.

In RE we have been learning key information about the six main religions and drawing similarities and differences. For our PSHE learning this half term we have been learning about different types of risk and how to manage them.

We are extremely proud of how the children have responded to their first full half term back at school, particularly how enthusiastic and committed they have been with our topic.

Children’s comments about their learning


“I have enjoyed learning how to add and subtract fractions and decimals.” Abi

“This half-term I have enjoyed learning about fractions in maths, which I am much more confident with.” Max

“I have loved the huge variety of learning we have done this half term, including the explanation text and learning about different astronauts and scientists.” Alex

“Learning about different religions has been a highlight for me this half term and so has maths.” Denae

Useful website links to continue learning at home:  search for Space

Others to be used for starting conversations about our upcoming learning include: