Year 5 - Northcott

Mrs Askham

Assistant Head of School

Mrs Munks


Miss Stephenson

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Northcott Class!
Autumn Term:

Autumn 2 - This half term Year 5 will 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. 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?


Useful websites:

DKfindout! – What Causes Day & Night?

DKfindout! – What is a force?

DKfindout! – Gravity NASA – NASA Space Place

NASA Space Place – Supermoon, Blood Moon, Blue Moon and Harvest Moon

NASA – NASA Images

BBC – Norfolk Kids – Make a sundial


Good reads:

Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System - Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Everything Space - National Geographic Kids

Children's Encyclopedia of Space - Giles Sparrow

Gravity: Great Scientific Theories - Nick Hunter

Where Once we Stood: Stories of the Apollo Astronauts who Walked on the Moon  - Christopher Riley 


General Information:

*UPDATE* PE is on a WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY so please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on those days.


Children should read daily at home and parents/ carers are asked to sign their reading record daily.  Their reading books and journals should be brought into school every day.


Homework - Set on a Monday, due in the following Monday. One maths and one reading task.


Please could we remind you to send your child with a water bottle every day.  


Now the weather has a taken a turn, please ensure your child had a coat with them in school every day.


Please contact us if you have any questions or anything you would like to discuss.

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