Welcome to Year 5!
Class teachers Teaching Assistants
5 Cedar: Mrs Abram and Mrs Shivnan Mrs Greenwood
5 Larch: Miss Sheth Mrs Fulat and Mr Kirkham(SSA)
Welcome back! We hope everyone has had a relaxing Summer break and is excited to start Year 5. We have a fantastic half term ahead of us as we will be blasting off into Space! This will involve designing our own space shuttle or Solar System, launching rockets in the playground and a visit to Spaceport!
Facts about space
1) One million Earths could fit inside the sun – and the sun is considered an average-size star.
2) For years it was believed that Earth was the only planet in our solar system with liquid water. More recently, NASA revealed its strongest evidence yet that there is intermittent running water on Mars, too!
3) Comets are leftovers from the creation of our solar system about 4.5 billion years ago – they consist of sand, ice and carbon dioxide.
4) You wouldn’t be able to walk on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus or Neptune because they have no solid surface!
5) If you could fly a plane to Pluto, the trip would take more than 800 years