St Nicolas CE Primary School, Abingdon

Learning Excellence

Year 5 (Class 11)

Welcome to Class 11

Term 1



This term our topic is Stargazers. We will be using the books Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motu, Cosmic by Frank Cotrell-Boyce and The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge to support our literacy and guided reading work. At the beginning of the term, we will write a description of Mars from the perspective of the Curiosity rover. We will also be completing a narrative unit based on Cosmic and writing a balanced argument on whether NASA should spend money on space exploration.


In science, we will be learning about space: the planets in the solar system, day and night and the movement of the moon. We will learn about Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei's contributions to our understanding of science. In art, we will look at the work of Peter Thorpe and in music, we will be using The Planets by Holst to inspire our own compositions. 



Miss T Earl - Class Teacher