Knowledge Organiser

Autumn Term 1

The Jedi had an out of this world start to the school year with our topic Stargazers.  We learnt about why the seasons change, created mnemonics to help us remember the order of the planets and even launched our own rockets! The new knowledge organisers were a great success and really helped us to learn a variety of facts. In English we used our class text Stormbreaker to help to inform our recount writing and this enabled us to write from the point of view of Alex Rider.  We have been cementing our knowledge of place value in Maths and using this to further advance our ability to use all four operations.  We are looking forward to another great half term in the build up to Christmas and our Carol Concert.

Autumn Term 2


As we have completed our ‘Stargazers’ topic, we are asking the children to complete an in-depth piece of homework to be shared with all the other children in Year 5.

Please choose at least one of the suggestions below. Present your homework in any way and in any format you like.

Keep a Moon diary over the course of a lunar month. Draw the shape of the Moon each night, finding out and recording the correct term for each lunar phase

Use non-fiction books, astronomy magazines and the web to find and record your own amazing facts about space. Create a space scrapbook using your facts and downloaded images.

Design and create your own astronaut space helmet or alien headwear using junk materials. Bring it to school and take part in a space-inspired fashion parade!

Make a 3-D model of the solar system which displays all the planets in order.

The homework is due in on Monday 4th December 2017.