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Whitelands Park Primary School Better never stops

Birch - Y5

Class Teacher:

Miss A Cronin


Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Da'Mant, Mrs Mead and Miss Harris


Welcome Message:

Welcome to the Year 5 page! 

We hope you have had a lovely Christmas break!


Our New Topic:




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. Programme a rover to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity, and what happens when there is none. Compare the times of day at different places on the Earth and use GPS satellite navigation systems to track hidden treasure. Get in a spin making simple models of the Solar System and listen to the haunting sounds of space themed songs. Then it’s 3, 2, 1, blast off. Build and launch a rocket for an important test mission. Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone? Or are there other life forms out there?


PE Sessions:

Indoor PE - Tuesday 

Outdoor PE – Wednesday 








Homework will be set on Google Classroom on a Thursday and will be due on the following Tuesday.

If you do not have access to Google Classroom please let the class teacher know and a paper copy will be provided. 


Reading at home should be carried out every day and should be recorded in the planner.  


New spellings are set on a Friday and should to be practiced at home each night in preparation for a spellings test the following Friday. 


Don't forget to go on Times Tables Rock Stars and Hit The Button!

This is a great opportunity to challenge your Maths skills at home!


Accelerated Reading Program - Information