Year 5

To Infinity and Beyond.”   This is a science based topic where we will be learning about the Sun, Earth and Moon and the Solar system. In Art we will be studying the artists Peter Thorpe and Van Gogh.

Next half term, the Geography topic is ‘Extreme Earth. We will be learning about weather patterns, world environments and widening our knowledge of geographical terms. We will also be looking at forces and magnets in science, exploring and understanding gravity, air and water resistance and friction.

In Literacy we will be reading a book about Neil Armstrong and then writing memoirs of an astronaut. We will also be writing poetry, instructions and a fictional text.

In Numeracy we will be covering the following areas of mathematics: place value and understanding of number above 10,000, mental and written methods of all four operations and applying these skills to solve one and 2 step problems.

To support your child with maths at home please encourage your child to use their mental calculation skills when doing daily activities e.g. paying and checking change when at the shops.


PE: Monday and Wednesday – Where possible jewellery needs to be removed.



  • Reading – as much as possible at home. Please tick and date the reading card.
  • Spellings are given out on a Friday and tested on the following Friday.
  • Times tables tests take place on a Friday.
  • Challenge homework: Please support and encourage your child to complete at least one piece this half term. Details below……

Space year 5 Challenge Homework

Here are a range of space related challenge homework activities.  Choose at least one to complete by Monday 11th October, Enjoy!


 1. Make an acrostic poem for one of the planets.

Can you use metaphors or similes in your poem?

2. Find out facts about different space missions –

·        What was the first creature sent into space?

·        Who was the first astronaut?

·        Who was the first man on the moon?

·        What other interesting facts can you find?

Create a power point or write a fact file.

 3. Make a 3D model of the solar system or a rocket.
 4. Keep a sky at night journal for a whole week. (Don’t stay up too late though!)  Write about everything you can see in the sky or you could draw a picture of the moon every night.  Does it change over the course of the week?