The start of Year 5 has been out of this world! The pupils have been learning about the planets within our Solar System. They have created gripping news articles, spectacular planet based artwork and have been debating whether or not NASA should be spending billions on the Mars Rover project. During their space project, the children have been considering what it would be like to live permanently on a planet and what skills and jobs we would need in order to survive on another planet. The children have then written a postcard back to Earth explaining what it is like. In Year 5, we have also been using our video editing skills to create a video about the lunar cycles and explain why we get night and day.

Other projects have included researching Elizabethan Britain, Spanish numbers up to 100, the importance of religious leaders to their religions and how to code. We have also launched CTV this term where children from all the Year 5 classes will take turns to create a news program that is then shared with all the classes in the Trust.

Yeo Valley Year 5 had a very exciting residential to Nethercott House which is a working farm. The children got to experience what it is like to be a farmer for a week! Each morning, they had to pull on their waterproofs and their wellies and get out on to the farm to ensure all the animals had breakfast - even before the children did! Each group took part in a series of activities over the course of the week and each child got to complete each activity. They got to feed the chicken and collect the eggs, muck out the donkeys and horses and give them a daily groom, feed the pigs, collect fruit and vegetables from the garden and make pizzas from the produce they collected.

Each evening the children got to enjoy story time and have a biscuit and a hot chocolate as well as have a play session where they were able to play a variety of board games or table tennis in the games area. We were also very lucky to have Michael Morpurgo come to read to us one night! Everyone had a thoroughly good time.

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