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Year 5 Blog 2023-24

22nd September 2023

In Science, year 5 continued their Earth and Space Topic. After learning about the heliocentric model of the solar system and comparing it to the earlier geocentric model, the children worked in groups to create a papier mâché planet from the solar system. They thought about the size of the planet, where it is in relation to the sun and the colours they would need to choose when painting it next lesson.  


In  Guided Reading the children have been enjoying reading our book for this term; Wolf Brother. This week, they re-read the second chapter of the book and then used their VIPERS skills to answer retrieval questions about the text. They located the relevant information and copied their answers on a whiteboard with their partner.   


In RE, the children learned about the Jewish pilgrimage to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Here, people leave a prayer or intention inside the cracks of the wall. The children thought about their own prayers and intentions and shared them as a class. After, they wrote their own prayer on a piece of scroll paper.

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