Year 5 - India & Japan Class

Class Teachers:
Miss Rose Merton & Mrs Madaleine Piper and Mrs Sarah Hearn

Space Day in Year 5

Space day was rocketing success in Year 5. Children came to school with some phenomenal and creative space-themed costumes. There were a variety of activities between the two classes to engage and inspire children to learn about Space. Our morning started with a scavenger hunt outside the classroom. Children searched for fact cards to answer questions about our Solar System. During the day the year 5’s travelled to ‘Mission Control’ and were given a challenge to solve. They used balloons to create rockets that could send vital supplies to the International Space Station.

Liam, India-:”The best part of Space Day was the scavenger hunt because I learnt lots of facts about space: Mars has 2 moons that are called Phobos and Deimos”


Ruby Fay, India: “I liked the way that everyone dressed and all of the fun activities that we had. The best was when we had to work as a team to send food to the astronauts on the ISS.”


Kacey, Japan: “I liked the Mission Control activity when we worked as a team to send food into Space because it helped us to make better friendships as a team as well as learn.”


Lawrence, Japan: “My favourite part of the day was when we made a rocket to the ISS. It was interesting to hear how different other people’s ideas were.”


On Thursday 17th November, Year 5 welcomed Steve Manning in to school for a spectacular Roman Day.

We learnt about Roman Empire and what it was like to be part of a Roman legionary. We learnt the names for some of the armour and weapons in Latin that Steve brought with him. He shared with us a story about what it was like to grow up as a Roman soldier. We practised marching in formation with our shields and we heard the myth of Romulus and Remus. In the afternoon, we learnt about Ancient Greece and how their armies and armour were different. Then Steve told us a myth called The Odyssey, in which we heard about Odysseus and the challenges that he met in the ten years he spent travelling home from Troy.

Children will need:

  • Reading book and reading record in school every day
  •  P.E. kits to be kept in school. We will advise when a tracksuit or similar can be worn for colder weather. These are sent home at half term for washing.
  • Daily fruit or vegetable snack & drinks bottles.
  • Suitable coats and shoes for the weather, we will be outside as much as possible


All pupils need to:

  • Read for 20-30 mins every evening and record this in their reading record books (this can be to an adult or independent).
  • Complete a literacy task in their homework books, at least once a week.
  • Complete a weekly maths task & practice times tables.
  • Topic based tasks will be given throughout the term. If your child has some work to research, please help them, but without actually doing the work.