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Year 5 and 6 Spring Topic 2017

Our topic this term is called 'One Giant Leap'. Over the Christmas holidays the children received a letter from N.A.S.A inviting them to participate in an astronaut training programme on their return to school. The children participated in a range of activities including food tasting as well as physical and mental training.

Over the term, the children will be learning about the Earth as a planet and the Sun and the Moon  before extending their learning to look at the Solar System and deeper space. The children will also be using the DT and ICT skills to design, build and control a moon buggy.

Within literacy, the children will be writing in a range of genres including: poetry, a narrative about space as well as an information text and a biography about a famous astronaut.

Our trip this term includes a visit to the Novium where there is an exhibition about Tim Peake and South Down Planetarium where the children will learn more  about the universe.


We ask parents to hear their child read at least 3 times a week.

In addition your child will be given spellings to practice at home. Encourage your child to write them out, thinking carefully about the sounds used and the overall shape of the word. Your child's classteacher will provide you with other ideas, just ask them when you come into school in the mornings to settle your child into the first morning task.

Maths and English homework is provided on alternate weeks. Again speak to your child's teacher if your child needs support.

Blog Link - make a comment on the books we are reading

One drive - save your homework onto the One Drive

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