During Autumn – Term 1, our theme was ‘Out of this World’.
Throughout this term, we researched information based around Space and investigated the solar system. We also indulged into the novel of Alice in Wonderland and innovated our own stories.
During maths lessons in Autumn 1, we practised the following:
In Autumn 1, we read the famous novel 'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll. We analysed the text by looking at characterisation, the development of settings and revised the features of a narrative text. We completed the topic by writing our own short stories based on the adventures of Alice in Wonderland.
We moved on in literacy and learned about Explanation texts. We linked this to our topic of Space!
This term the children learned about the Solar System as part of their science unit. We discussed and explored amazing facts about the solar system, the sun, moon and the planets.
We started by looking at the order of the planets relative to the Sun. We then investigated the distances of the planets in our Solar System relative to the Sun.
During our investigation into Space, Year 5 visited the Star Centre in Keighley. The children experienced a virtual tour through the Solar system, collected moon rocks on the moon and completed an important mission in the mission control centre. Have a look at our pictures below.
Sunita L. Williams (Suni) was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1998 and is a veteran of two space missions Expeditions 14/15 and 32/33. She is currently training for the first postcertification mission of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft – the second crewed flight for that vehicle – and her third long duration mission aboard the International Space Station.
Education: Needham High School, Needham, Massachusetts, 1983. Bachelor of Science in Physical Science, U.S. Naval Academy, 1987. Master of Science in Engineering Management, Florida Institute of Technology, 1995.
This term the children looked at developing their shading, sketching and printing skills. Using the illustrations from Alice in Wonderland by John Tenniel as inspiration, we learnt about the invention of the printing press to mass produce illustrations for books.
Taking inspiration from Tenniel's drawings, the children then used shading techniques to develop their own character. The children used their character to create a printing block of their own.