St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Year 5

Term 1

This term, year 5 began the year by transforming the classroom into space, where we tried on space suits and thought about what we, as astronauts, would take to the moon! We continued our space topic with our class story, ‘Cosmic’ and wrote our own space narrative based on a disastrous incident happening in space, using our knowledge of the solar system and descriptive writing about space.

In computing we created and filmed our own news reports, imagining an astronaut landed on the moon or an alternate planet. We used a green screen and our creative acting skills to bring the news report to life. In science we made models to show how the Earth’s orbit and rotation causes night and day and researched maps and time zones to investigate how time is different internationally.