Welcome to Galaxy Class. We are Year 5 and 6 children (9-11 years). There are 21 wonderful children in our class and our teacher is Miss Plummer. We hope you enjoy seeing what we get up to this year!
Welcome back to school Galaxy Class. You have worked so hard at home but it is lovely to see you all back in school. For the next three weeks, we will be looking at the amazing Captain Sir Tom Moore in our English lessons and we will also be doing some art and PSHE linked to his fantastic work. In maths, we will continue to look at fractions and consolidating our knowledge. Please see some images below of our hard work.
We have been reading ‘The book of Hopes’ and below is a selection of the work we have produced after reading some of the inspirational stories and poems.
Fun with our friends in the sun!
Galaxy class are working so hard at home during school closure. Thank you for all joining in our live lessons and producing some fantastic work. Remember, if you need any support or if you have any questions, email Miss Plummer or ask on our Teams chat. Keep it up and we will see you all very soon!
You are all continuing to work extremely hard at home. Please remember that your packs are available to collect on a Friday from school and uploaded onto Teams. I am so proud of how hard you are all working so keep it up! We will hopefully be back in school very soon.
Galaxy Class are going to be very busy during spring term! Take a look at what we have been up to!
In English, we are going to be reading ‘The Arrival’. Our writing and comprehension will be closely linked to this book. We will continue to add some pictures of the fantastic work we produce throughout this unit.
In maths, we will be consolidating our arithmetic knowledge and skills through daily arithmetic. We will also be moving on to look at fractions as well as recapping the four operations.
Our science topic this half term is ‘What are things made from and why?’. We will be completing lots of practical experiments during this topic in order to answer our enquiry question.
In Galaxy Class, we have started to get ready for Christmas because we are so excited! We have made our own class Christmas tree which will be in a ‘school Christmas tree competition’. We collected all of the resources on the yard or the field and had so much fun creating it. We are all very proud of what we made.
We have also taken part in a festive fun run! We had so much fun!
This half term, we are reading ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’ during our English lessons. Our comprehension and our writing will be closely linked to this text. We are all very excited to start reading it after making predictions! Take a look at some of the fantastic work we have produced linked to this book.
In mathematics, we will be looking at the four main operations and using these to solve a range of problem solving and reasoning questions. We will also be consolidating our arithmetic skills during our basic skills sessions.
Our science topic for this half term is ‘The Moon, Earth and Sun. What moves?’. During this, we will be investigating our solar system, day and night and the lunar month.
Take a look at some of the fantastic work we have produced in our science lessons.
We will also be continuing to work on our ‘recovery curriculum’. This will include lots of work on building kind and caring relationships within the classroom to continue to develop the respect and trust we have for each other. This will form the basis of most afternoons within Galaxy Class in our PSHE sessions.
Autumn 1 – Recovery Curriculum
After a long 6 months off school, our main focus this half-term is to create a safe, welcoming and engaging environment based on trust and kindness. Please enjoy looking at all of our fantastic work.
The week leading up to half term and Halloween meant that we were able to have a ‘spooky’ week in year 5 and 6. We produced some excellent Halloween art as well as some fantastic writing (a spooky poem and a description of a haunted house). Well done Galaxy Class for a great week!
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
We have used a fabulous book this half term called ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’ and based our writing and artwork on it. This is closely linked to our recovery curriculum. We have all really enjoyed reading the wonderful quotes as well as looking at the amazing artwork. Enjoy looking at what we got up to linked to this story!
See below for academic year 2019-2020
Despite pulling with all his strength, the lock wouldn’t loosen. His heart felt heavy with sorrow, and a forlorn look spread across his face.
His future lay in the balance. What happened in the next few moments could define the rest of his life, define his very existence…
Month: June Year: 3015
It has now been 2 years since we moved here. Leaving Earth was tough, but we are beginning to feel more at home with every single week that passes.
When we came to our new home, we were allowed to bring everything with us from our Earth homes. It still feels a bit strange though. Life without gravity really takes some getting used to!
Can you continue the diary?
What is gravity? Can you include descriptions of what it is like to live without it?
Where is it that you now live? How is it different from your previous life? How do you spend your time? Do you prefer living in your new home?
The children disembarked the bus and stood huddled together on the road. It was a cold, foggy day, and so the children, wrapped up in coats and scarves, shivered as they waited.
Their teacher beckoned them closer, and as one they edged cautiously towards the skeleton. What was supposed to be a boring school trip had just got a whole lot more exciting! Were they on the verge of making a terrific discovery?
The witch hadn’t slept for three nights. The first night she’d spent deep in thought, plotting. The second she’d spent stooped over her cauldron, muttering evil incantations as she prepared the foul and odorous brew. On the third night, the deed had been done. Without a glimmer of remorse, she took flight once again, glancing back over her shoulder at the wreckage she’d left behind. A merciless cackle escaped her chapped lips…
Writing Prompt for this Week:
She had found it lying alone, deserted, abandoned in the attic. After making the discovery, Anna had gazed and marvelled at it for some time. Where had it come from? Why had no dust settled upon it, as it had done over everything else that resided in her attic? A layer of the thick dust blanketed the attic floor, and as the sunlight glared through the attic windows, the dust particles yet to settle were illuminated as they hovered in the stuffy air. Yet, the mirror looked flawless, untouched by age, not a finger print in sight.
Anna propped the mirror up against one of the thick, timber beams that jutted from the attic floor. Settling down into a comfortable position, she tentatively placed a finger against the glass…
Robin exhaled slowly. As an archer, this final exhalation, almost a ritual, was the calm before the storm; the final moment before releasing the arrow and wreaking havoc on its target.
Like all bowman, Robin was as strong as an ox. Daily training had seen to that. Hours upon hours of drawing back the beautifully curved yew bow had thickened Robin’s muscles like hempen rope, to the point where he could now draw the massive bow with ease.
The thousands of arrows that he had loosed since the age of 6, when he had been given his first bow, made Robin a professional, and like his ancestors, a bowman of his skill didn’t miss. The yew bow was so familiar that it was like an extension of his body; when it was not in his hands he didn’t feel alive.
He was the bow. The bow was him.
He didn’t need to aim; all he had to do was glance at his target and he knew the missile would find its mark.
A rustle from the treeline to his left disturbed Robin’s thoughts…
Brian had often bought things from the market that had turned out to be the most outrageous, disappointing fakes.
He had presumed that the magic biscuits would have been exactly the same. How wrong he had been…
Tuesday 31st March 2020
They can use the story starter to carry on the story or write their own piece of writing based on it.
Having been locked inside the tower for three days, the miller’s daughter was beginning to despair. The King had told her, in no uncertain terms, that this was a life or death situation; she would either spin the straw into gold, or she would face an unthinkably gruesome fate.
Just as she was about to give up all hope, with her calloused hands uselessly pleading with the spinning wheel for an unlikely miracle, something unexpected happened …
Over by the open window, where rays of sunlight poured into the cramped enclosure, there appeared a small and peculiar being …