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Year 5

Miss Hayes & Mr Murphy hope you will enjoy looking at our work and activities throughout the coming term. Miss Hayes teaches 5 Joseph Priestley and Mr Murphy teaches 5 Helen Sharman. Our support staff are Mrs Akhtar, Mrs Kittsen & Mr Maroof.

In Autumn 1, children will be looking at how forces affect our every day lives and learning about how they were discovered.

As well as this, they will also look at;

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How a ball flies through the air
  • What friction is and how it helps us
  • How different objects fall
  • What gravity is and how it pulls on objects
  • How air resistance affects moving objects
  • How water pushes up on floating objects
  • Why some objects float and others sink

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make a sailing boat or flying paper plane

In Autumn 2, we will be learning all about space and our planet, Earth.

We will also learn:

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How we can prove that Earth is a sphere
  • What our planet is made of
  • If the Earth is a magnet
  • About the Earth’s atmosphere
  • Why we need the Sun
  • How the Sun, Earth and Moon are connected
  • Why the Earth’s rotation results in day and night
  • How to make a shadow clock
  • How the tilt of Earth’s axis gives us the seasons
  • How the Moon affects the Earth
  • If there is a better place to live than Earth

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the Saturn and Soyuz rockets
  • How we can make a model rocket

5HS have P.E. on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon.

5JP have P.E. on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit in school on these days.

Here are some useful links.  Your child will have been given log-in details.

Ways to help at home:

  • Make sure your child arrives at school ready to learn and on time.
  • Ensure your child has correct school uniform and PE kit
  • Help your child complete their Homework every week.
  • Read daily with your child from their school reading book, sign their reading record and send to school so their book can be changed.
  • Practise number bonds, times tables and matching division facts.
  • Practise the skills found in the booklet:  ‘End of Year 5 Expectations’ with your child.