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Autumn 2 Newsletter (Stonehenge)

To Infinity and Beyond

Earth, space and the universe beyond

This half term has been out of this world in year 5!

We launched into our adventure with a message from NASA who set us on our challenge to recover stolen information that they believed aliens had taken. The children set of on their mission by investigating relative planet size using different fruit that had been left in the playground by extra-terrestrial life, although very slimy, the children had a lot of fun.

The children have really worked hard in ART this half term and created beautiful pastel solar system scenes, their very own rockets and incredible astronaut portraits which were all amazing.

We delved into Year 5 English with some engaging and descriptive Moon Man style narratives and succeeded in completing Isabelle Jacksons challenge to spread knowledge about women in space by writing factual non-chronological reports about four inspiring female astronauts.


Year 5s have equally shown so much enthusiasm and determination in their Maths adventures. Maths this year started with a race to fill up Moon Mans fuel tank before his journey to Earth using place value knowledge, followed by battling Andromeda aliens in an addition and subtraction war, which the concluded with the children defeating the aliens with water filled missiles. 


One of the best parts of adventure for most was our incredible trip to the Winchester planetarium where we blasted through space, in the explorer dome, to investigate our solar system and the galaxies beyond. The children were also eager participants in their workshop were they examined light and the how it is made before having a go at the many reverting activities the space exhibit had. 

We are so impressed with the hard work that year 5s have shown this half term and we can’t wait to explore the stone age to bronze age next half term.


Year 5 Newsletter ( To infinity and beyond)