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**Remember to wear your PE kits to school every Tuesday and Friday**

Links to online learning

  • What’s the big idea?

    We know that when we look up at our sky we will see the Sun, the Moon and the stars.  We take them for granted.  But why are they there?  What do they do?  How do they affect the Earth?  Astronomy, like all sciences, is about asking questions.  By becoming ‘space explorers’, we can find out more about our solar system and the deeper mysteries of the universe.

  • What will we be learning?


    We will be able to:

    • Compare the size of planets and their distance from the Sun
    • Discuss how our solar system is arranged; how we get day and night; how we get our seasons

    We will know:

    • The movements of the Earth, Sun and Moon
    • How light travels
    • The life cycle of a star

    We will be developing our understanding:

    •  Of the size and distance of the planets in our solar system


    We will know:

    • What people in the past thought about the Earth, Sun and Moon
    • The constellations and the stories they tell


    We will be able to:

    • Code our own game linking to space
    • Discuss the technology being used to explore Mars


    We will be able to:

    • Capture the shape, colour and pattern of a nebula
    • Create our own satellite images
  • Knowledge organiser

    We use a knowledge organiser for every project in every year group. It is a helpful way for children and families to see the key knowledge that children will learn. This key knowledge helps the children ask more questions and then find out more information.

    It would be helpful to talk with your child about this knowledge organiser. As the project develops, they will be able to share more knowledge. Thank you!


    We will be reminding ourselves of all the times tables facts we already know - TTRockstars can help with this!

    Our main focus will be on multiplication, division, decimals and fractions.

    • We will be learning how to write: biographies, letters, information text and narrative descriptions.
    • We will continue to improve our spelling, punctuation and grammar knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: spelling rules involving suffixes and prefixes; adverbial phrases showing time, manner and place.
  • Year 5 Notes & Dates

    School day:

    Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children can attend Morning Sports and Breakfast Club from 8am every morning in the Key Stage 2 playground.

    The Year 5 school day starts at 8.45am. Your child needs to enter school through the main gate and walk through the KS2 playground. 

    Your child needs to be collected from the KS2 playground at 3.15pm, unless they walk home alone. If your child can walk home alone, please fill out the form that you can collect from the office (this includes those children who walked home alone last year).   

    PE Kits

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt. PE kits should be worn into school on Tuesdays and Fridays.


    Musical instruments need to be in school every Thursday. It is important that your child is practising their instruments at home.


    We plan to visit the Science Museum on Friday 4th February. More details to come!


    1. Daily reading - this is very important! Please listen to your child read, and read to them. Thank you!
    2. A short piece of work will be sent home once a week on a Friday- this will help your child with their English or Maths knowledge and skills.
    3. A task connected to project learning every half term. This will be set on DB - we will email you with more information.

    If you have any problems with completing the homelearning tasks, please talk to your teacher at pick up, or email your teacher.

    Your child has their login details – if you need these again, please email:  phoenix@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk


    Symptoms of COVID-19 or of a cold:

    You will be asked to follow the COVID-19 guidance for households with possible infection coronavirus guidance.


    You will be asked to have your child tested for COVID-19 as this could have an impact on our school. This can include testing for all children and their families, if displaying symptoms.

    *If your child does not take a test, your household will have to isolate following government guidance – please contact the school for more information.


  • How to Contact The Year 5 Team

    There are two main ways to talk with your child’s teacher/team.

    You can talk at the start or end of the day – remember that we have more time at the end of the day or email us on the address below phoenix@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.


    We plan to visit the Science Museum on Friday 4th February. More details to come!

  • Can you help?

    If you have any information (stories, books, artefacts etc) linking to space, please do let us know!

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