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Year 5 Rowan Class

Mrs J Bird

Class Teacher

Mrs S Walters

Class Teacher

Mrs N Black

Teaching Assistant

Welcome back Year 5!

This term you are journeying into space this Autumn term with our topic ‘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. Compare the times of day at different places on the Earth and understand why we have day and night. 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 a model of a lunar landscape complete with a rocket. Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone? Or are there other life forms out there? 

Additionally, within our VIPERS and writing sessions we will explore the book 'Alone on a wide, wide sea' by Michael Morpurgo. A story about a six-year-old orphan, Arthur Hobhouse who is shipped to Australia after WWII and loses his sister, his country and everything he knows. Arthur overcomes enormous hardships with his fellow orphan Marty and is finally saved by the extraordinary people he meets. We can't wait for you to read this one! 

Our first class read!! No Ballet Shoes in Syria... 
With the current situation in Afghanistan we felt that it would be good to ensure all children are starting the year with a book that explores attitudes towards those from other cultures and in a broader sense, those whose lives are different to ours.
 
No Ballet Shoes in Syria is about Aya who is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes that Aya has the potential to earn a prestigious ballet scholarship.
P.E Timetable and Kit:
For Rowan Class P.E will be taking place on Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons. We ask that on these days children in Rowan class come into school dressed in their P.E kits. 
 

P.E Kit requirements:

-Sky Blue Biscovey Academy t-shirt

-Navy Blue Biscovey Academy hoody

-Black shorts (black tracksuit bottoms can be worn for outside P.E. when the weather is cold)

-Trainers.

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