Year 5

Ms V Travis
Ms V Travis
Geography and History Lead
Mrs A Killick
Mrs A Killick
Music Leader
Mrs K Smith
Teaching Assistant
Mrs K Smith
Speech and Language
Mr J Holliday
Sports Coach/Teaching Assistant
Mr J Holliday

Year 5 Curriculum Projects

Year 5 Project - Stargazers

Journey through space – the final frontier! Let’s take a trip to the stars, planets and suns and discover the amazing wonders of the night sky.

During this project, we’ll read information texts to find out about the Solar System and the Sun, using mnemonics to help us remember the facts. We’ll make a Solar System and investigate the cycle of day into night. We’ll learn about Galileo, the ‘father’ of modern astronomy and his famous astronomical discoveries. Taking on the roles of the planets, we’ll use movement to demonstrate the motions of the planets and moons. We’ll investigate lunar myths and write astronaut poetry. Then we’ll make a space shuttle or satellite, testing the materials for durability, and we’ll program toys to explore a lunar landscape.

At the end of the project, we’ll look at alien-themed comics, invent our own aliens and consider the big question: why is there life on Earth?

Help your child prepare for their project
The possibilities are endless when you’re thinking about the vastness of space. Why not work together to make a papier mâché model of your favourite planet? You could also watch a science-fiction film or read a book to see how space is presented. Alternatively, visit the local library together to find fascinating non-fiction books about space.

Memorable Experience - Visit to the Science Museum

Computing - Programming; Stop motion animation

Art and Design - Printing; Design

Design TechnologySelecting materials; Research; Structures; Evaluation

Geography - Locating physical features

History - Significant individuals - Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton; 1960s space race

Science - Earth and space; Forces; Working scientifically

Science Investigation - How do we know the Earth is round? Can we track the Sun? How do rockets lift off? Why do planets have craters? How does the Moon move?

Year 5 Key Information



In Year 5 PE lessons are timetabled for Tuesday and Friday every week. 

Spelling Tests will take place every Thursday


We will continue our written work based on the book 'Fox'.


  • Drawing angles with Protractors
  • Calculating angles on a straight line
  • Calculating angles round a point.


Complete 3 progressions on MathsWhizz.  



This week's homework is;

  • 3 progressions on Maths whizz
  • read for at least 10 minutes everyday and record in your reading record. 
  • learn your spellings for the test on Thursday - remember that you can log on to spelling shed at home

PESE arrangements for 2023

PESE Meeting 25th May 2022

Thank you for attending the PESE Meeting, we hope you found the session informative. The slides used during the meeting are available below. We have also included a 'Dates for your Diary' image with the key dates for 2022-2023. 

We would also like to draw your attention to the 'School Open Events 2022-2023' document which provides details of events being held in some of the local secondary schools. 


If you have any questions relating to PESE transfer, please do not hesitate to contact the office or email