Grangetown Primary School

Grangetown Primary School

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Welcome to Year 5

Mrs Miller's and Mrs Bracknall's Class


Welcome to Year 5 - Autumn Term 1 - 2017

Welcome to Year 5. Our class is made up of 21 happy, enthusiastic and positive children, all keen to learn and have fun through our cross-curricular approach. Mrs Miller will be teaching the children from Monday to Wednesday and then Mrs Bracknall will be in class from Wednesday afternoon until Friday. Mr Newby, our teaching assistant, will work across both Year 5 classes all week helping to provide a positive learning environment for all. We are looking forward to a fantastic year together.


Important Messages

· Tuesday Lunchtime- Football with Arj. There is no cost for this but the children need to have a sports kit to change into and suitable footwear for playing on the field.

· PE sessions are Thursday afternoon. Please ensure children have full PE kit and all jewellery is removed.

· Homework is handed out on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Tuesday. This allows time for the work to be marked, feedback to be given and new homework issued.

· Spellings are given out on a Thursday to be learnt for the following Thursday.

· Toast is available at playtime on a Tuesday and Thursday this is sold at 10p per slice.

· Fruity Fantasy is a healthy tuck shop open every Friday playtime. Children are welcome to bring in a small amount of money for this if they wish.


Out of this World Space Day!


To end our space topic, Out of this World, both Year 5 classes had a space themed day where they could come to school dressed up and take part in lots of space related activities. There were aliens, astronauts, NASA workers and Men in Black to name but a few. The costumes were amazing!

We started our morning with the Harvest Festival and Year 5 sung their own lyrics to the Star Wars theme tune. They had great fun performing for the rest of the school and for their parents and carers. 

The children then completed an activity in class where they had to interview an alien. The alien had come down to Earth and had abducted the Year 5 teachers and left them with a tattoo on their arm. When an app has held over the tattoo the alien came to life. We had to find out what the alien wanted and why he was on Earth. We recorded the interviews on the iPads and one person acted in role as the interviewer and the other person was in role of the alien. It was great fun.

In the afternoon the children completed an astronomy quiz before watching a live video of Tim Peake in space. He discussed how different life was in space and how they could even play ping pong with a water bubble. After that we completed some of our own astronaut tests before finishing the afternoon trying dried space food. The dried ice-cream was definitely a firm favourite! Year 5 had a fun-filled day and it was an enjoyable way to end our first topic.


Out of this World! 

This half term will be having fun exploring the topic of ‘Out of this World’. In this topic the children will be learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon, famous astronauts who travelled into space and how discoveries changed the way we think about the world.

In Literacy we will be developing our imagination and writing an information text about a fictitious planet called Pandora and we also write a fantasy story about this planet. We will be developing our non-fiction writing through writing instructions, information texts and a discussion text. In Science the children will learn about how day and night are made. They will also look at what the moon is and why it appears to change shape in the sky. We will also learn about the different seasons. In Art the children will be looking at marbling techniques in order to create our own planets and making our own origami stars.