We will continue to work hard to get the best improvement out of the children and to make the year as enjoyable as we can. As parents/guardians it would be of great benefit to aid us in this by getting the children to read for 20 minutes each evening and to sign their diaries to say they have done so. We expect the pupils to write into their diaries what book they have read along with what pages and parents/guardians to just initial.
This year we will be studying a range of different topics. In this term we will be working through Stargazers!
Journey through space, the final frontier……..
Navigate beyond the Sun: the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System!
Investigate the eight planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth.
Program a ‘rover’ to traverse the lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity, and what happens when there is none! Compare the times of day in different places on Earth and use GPS navigation systems to track hidden treasures! Get in a spin making simple models of the Solar System and listen to the haunting sounds of space-themed songs.
Then it’s THREE, TWO, ONE….. BLAST OFF!!! Build and launch a rocket for an important test mission.
Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone or are there other life forms out there?
Term 1 = Pharaohs
Term 2 = Princes, Peasants and Pestilence
Term 3 = Life On Planet Earth
Term 4 = Stargazers
Term 5 = Alchemy Island
Term 6 = Off with her head!
What is being taught in Year 5?
English – Yr 5 English plans 2018-2019
Maths – Yr 5 Maths plans 2018 – 2019
Music- covered Term 3- Solar System
PE- Netball and Multi-skills
RE- Sikh’s rite of Passage
SMSC- Value this term is Nurturing
Thank you to those parents who attended the Year 5/6 Parent Meeting on Tuesday 11th September 2018. Click here for a copy of the PowerPoint and feel free to email Miss Payne if you have any further questions.
Click here for a copy of the PowerPoint that was used at the Kingswood meeting – including a kit list.
Sumdog – School Code: balfour-junior-school
Medway/Kent Test Practice Papers (This is the most up to date resource we can find and is a combination of Verbal reasoning, which is in the Medway Test, and Non-Verbal Reasoning, which is in the Kent test.
If you need to contact us at anytime please use the school diaries or email to contact the class teacher and we will do our best to get back to you ASAP.