Ellingham VC Primary School

Part of the Ellingham VC & Woodton Primary School Federation


  Year 5 and Year 6

Welcome to Swallows

Class Teachers: Ms Tracey Kenyon Monday -Thursday
Mrs Jane Wells Friday
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Nina Long (HLTA) Monday-Friday mornings
Mrs Louise Dimmock Monday to Friday
Mrs Sharon Rix Monday pm
Please feel free to speak to us if you have any concerns

This term our topic is: Future Worlds

Our Literacy work will based around the Science Fiction genre. For example we shall be writing newspaper reports about an alien invasion, setting descriptions of futuristic landscapes, and postcards describing Earth, as an alien might see it. We will create adverts for futuristic devices, interview aliens and write time-travel stories.

In Science we will be learning about the Solar System, Day and Night, the Phases of the Moon, Gravity and Opposing Forces. We shall carry out experiments to test air and water resistance and friction.

We will discuss how our world is changing due to global warming, deforestation, pollution and intensive farming.

We shall design and make moving Moon-buggies, test them on different surfaces and evaluate their performance.

In IT we are learning Coding and will hopefully create an alien animation.

The children will also be listening to, and composing music based on the first Moon-Landings.