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Welcome to year 5

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Welcome to Asteroid Class!




The adults that work in Asteroid Class are Miss Hancock and Miss Sutton 


The Learning Experience is Ice Cream Dream



The children will be visited by a milk production expert.



The children will work together in groups to design, make and market their own flavour of ice-cream.


Take home task:

Choose from one, or even more of the following:

Otherwise, choose something of your own – get creative!

  • Plan and design the survey to use to collect information about what makes people buy a particular ice cream. Conduct the survey, gathering a range of people’s viewpoints and present it in the form of a chart, e.g. bar graph/pie chart
  • Try some delicious ice cream at home and write a review, what did you like about it – what could be improved?
  • Could you find a recipe and write instructions for how to make great ice cream?
  • Are there any stories which include an ice-cream? Could you write your own?
  • Annotated photographs of design packaging, explaining what makes them powerful?
  • A presentation or poster about famous ice-cream makers, such as ‘Ben and Jerry’?

Hand in date: Monday 15th October 2018



To start their experience, the children will visiting a working dairy farm where they will learn how the milk on their breakfast tables arrives. They will learn how dairy herds are looked after and the processes that are involved in the collection, storage, transportation and distribution of milk. As the weeks progress children will learn what is involved in the successful marketing of a product and will also spend time analysing food packaging to identify successful features, which they will use to generate ideas for their own ice-cream packaging. They will then be able to use this learning to inform the marketing and sales pitch for their own ice-cream.


During final weeks, the children will work in their teams and pull together the work that they have done so far to produce and perform a complete sales pitch. This will involve creating and filming a short advert designed to market their product on television, using green screen technology. Two ‘finalist groups’ will be selected from each class and the children will present their pitch to a group of judges or ‘buyers’, who will then have the tricky task of selecting the winning product. Having completed the making, packaging and advertising of their ice cream, the children will then evaluate the success of each aspect of their product.


The children will be also be using their scientific skills to investigate how to classify materials as solids, liquids and gases.




During this half term the children will be learning about the specific features of poetry and apply specific techniques when writing their own. As we progress through the term we will begin reading our class novel ‘Hoot’. This will support the children in their narrative and other fiction writing. Finally, the children will be planning and writing their own explanation text about the milking process.




Place value will be our first Maths topic this term. We will then delve into the world of mathematical fluency focusing on the four operations, both written and mental methods. Once secure, they will then develop their ability by applying these skills to reasoning and problem solving.



How you can support your child at home:

  • Discuss the role and impact of advertising in the environment
  • Talk to your child about what influences your purchases while shopping and collect packaging we can discuss in class – when designing our own!
  • Learn tables facts up to 12 x 12 and associated division facts.
  • Ensure that your child reads at home daily and has the opportunity to discuss their reading with you. This will support their use of our ‘Accelerated Reader’ scheme.
  • Help them to learn the spellings from the statutory year 5/6 word list

Support children in completing their Maths homework, encouraging independence where possible


Miss Hancock




Year 5 and 6 Spellings

Don't forget to use the 'HIT THE BUTTON' website. Here you can:


  • rehearse multiplication tables
  • division facts
  • doubles
  • halves
  • square numbers
  • factors and prime numbers



Watch out for new hooks taking place over the next two weeks!