Trewirgie Junior School

Our topic for the Spring Term 2023 is....

'Why leave Earth?'

 The Year 5 team are very excited to launch a topic on space with the essential question: Why Leave Earth?


This topic will be looking at the history of space, the solar system, space inventions, exploration of our galaxy and the possibilities beyond Earth. We will launch our topic with science activities based on building and testing rockets – learning what makes a fair test. Following our launch week, we will be using a variety of experts to enhance the children’s learning and overall experience.


Some highlights will include:


  • Filming their own tour guide of a planet, using green screen technology
  • Designing and making moon buggies and space rockets
  • A trip to Pool Academy science department for STEM activities
  • 3D and 2D artwork related to the moon phases


Our final outcome will be a ‘Space Exploration Centre’, which will be planned by and run by the children of Year 5. Guests will include children and visitors from other schools, as well as the many experts who have given their time to help the children on the journey through space. This will have a lasting impact on those that visit and not only teach us about life beyond Earth but also encourage others to further their own knowledge.


This will be an exciting topic and give each child an out of this world experience. Any resources, space equipment or expertise you wish to share, please feel free to contact a member of the team.

Home Learning 

Every two weeks the children will be introduced to a new home learning challenge. These will be shared with you on Class DoJo. Each question will have a range of suggestions as to how they can share their understanding of each. They can select any way of demonstrating their understanding.


Across the term we hope that your child is curious enough to extend and deepen their learning and understanding further. Every two weeks each class will select a winning piece of work that shows innovation, creativity, depth of learning or original thinking.  


Please share any of their work on Class DoJo or bring into school with them. 

Here is some other important information 
Top tips to stay safe online  Parent guide to online safety End of year expectations 
Welcome to the Year 5 Team

Miss Saville

Assistant Headteacher

Year group lead

Class teacher 5S

Miss Davies 

Class teacher 5D


 Mrs Richards

Class teacher 5R 

If you have any concerns about your child's learning or wellbeing please speak to your child's class teacher in the first instance. You can contact them at the end of the school day, by messaging them on class DoJo, or contacting the school office.  Please note that this Class DoJo is not checked after 5pm, weekends or during the school holidays.











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