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Paxcroft Primary School

Term 5

This term we will be continuing last term's topic 'Our Country, Our World, Our Universe' paying particular focus to space. We will be exploring what lies beyond the Earth's atmosphere and investigating the workings of our solar system. We will be investigating scientific phenomena such as day and night, the phases of the moon and seasons and exploring evidence which proves and refutes theories past and present. Our art unit will compliment our science, exploring space art and creating our own collagraph prints as a background for our space drawings.

In our English we will be looking at the book, 'Holes' by Louis Sacher where teenager, Stanley Yelnats is wrongly accused of theft and is sent to Camp Green Lake to pay for his crimes. We will be writing non chronological reports and letters of complaint.

Weekly Learning

Week 3

This has only been a very short week due to the Bank Holiday and a TD day on Tuesday. We have been very busy preparing the children for their SATs next week. 

Week 1

It has been a busy start to the term as we started off our new text, Holes. The children have been making some excellent predictions about the book and have reflected on how the author has structured the story. We have started looking at non-chronological reports in preparation for writing a guide to 'How to survive at Camp Green Lake'. 

In our science learning, we have started looking at our Solar System and exploring how theories have changed over time, using evidence to prove or refute theories such as 'the Earth is flat' or 'the sun is at the centre of the solar system'.