After a successful start to the autumn term studying our local area, which included a visit to New River and Dobbs Weir, we have now started our new topic studying space and our solar system. This will allow the children to complete two DT projects and learn about earth and the other planets, whilst also using our imaginations to create a planet of our own.
Following on from number and place value in the first half of the autumn term, the children are deepening their understanding of multiplication and division. We have seen a marked improvement in the times tables knowledge throughout year five and some children are finishing our challenge in under six minutes (many are very close and will be there soon, keep up the hard work).
Our literacy is closely linked to our topic and the children are creating some fascinating work that is allowing them to improve their grammar skills.