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The Solar SystemWelcome to Class 5 with Miss Platts!


Journey through space, the final frontier…

Navigate beyond the Sun: the magnificent blaring sun 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 the Earth.

Work scientifically to investigate gravity and what happens where there is none! Get in a spin making moon buggies and listen to the haunting sounds of space-themed songs.

Then it’s three, two, one… 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?


A big welcome back to school and I hope you have all had a lovely summer holidays. My name is Miss Platts and I will be teaching your child during their time in class 5. I am looking forward to working with your children during this year. I am looking forward to a new term, with lots of exciting learning opportunities ahead of us.

During this Autumn term we shall be looking at space. We will cover lots of topics including the 1969 Moon Landing, why we have night and day, the different phases of the moon and moon buggies. The children will learn about Galileo and wonder who the man in the moon is.

In Maths, we will spend this term looking at place value, converting measurements angles and the written method of addition and subtraction. The children will have chance to practise and master their multiplication and division skills. Please ask your child what they have been learning and encourage them to share this with you.

In Literacy, we will be writing setting descriptions, letter to the Man on the Moon and newspaper reports about the Moon Landing.

Don’t forget that the children can access Active Learn at home where they can play games and complete activities on Bug Club, Spelling and Grammar bug, and Abacus! They can also access ‘Times Table Rockstars’ from home to practice and improve upon their times table knowledge. This is a really good tool to use if your child doesn’t yet have quick recall and can be played for just a couple of minutes each day. I will give DoJo points out in class when children have accessed this home learning.

Our PE days this term. PE will now be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure correct kits are in school on these days. Kits should consist of a t-shirt, shorts/ jogging bottoms and trainers. I will lead the sessions on a Tuesday and Mr Rutherford will lead the sessions on a Friday.

Maths homework will go out on a Friday and is due in the following Thursday. This will generally be focussed on times tables or the four operations. Concentrating on these arithmetic type of questions and ensuring that all children have a good understand of the methods. I would encourage that the children have a go at it as soon as possible and then come to see me if they have any concerns.


Ideally, children should be listened to read 3 times a week. Please write a comment in your child's reading diary where they can earn DoJo points in class.


I am very much looking forward to the term ahead. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to come in and see me. I look forward to meeting you all.




Kind regards, Miss Platts