What a lovely way to for us to begin a year: reading, creating poetry as well researching information about our wonderful our planet and the solar system. In the first week, we will be exploring and creating vocabulary banks to write powerful poems and persuading others to "Save our Planet".
We will also be looking at our spelling and working on rules and tricky words. Spelling correctly is very important therefore we will be recapping the Y3/4 words along with really practising the Y5/6 words. The PDFs below show the ones we will be looking at in depth this half term.
Stars Gazers and Space Presenters:
Session 1 Coming up with the intergalactic goods
Session 2 Planetary scales - model the solar system
Session 3 How the solar system works
Session 4 Day and night - changing shadows
Session 5 Sundial designers & time zones detectives
Session 6 A moon month
May the Forces be with you! Find out more about forces and how we use them:
Session 1 Bungee-jump: gravity and balanced forces
Session 2 Rolling car ride: friction
Session 3 Parachute ride: air resistance
Session 4 Canyon ride: water resistance
Session 5 Lift an 'Elephant' ride: levers and pulleys
Session 6 Ferris wheel: gears
Please come to school in PE kit suitable for outdoor activities on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Later on in the term, we are going to be studying the Victorians and reading Street Child as our inspiration for writing.
Keep checking your emails and the blogs for more information and don't forget to use the Purple Mash games to hone your skills.