The children have continued writing around the theme of space during term 2. They created their own chapter linking to our class text, ‘The Astronaut’s Apprentice’ using a 5-part narrative as a guide. They focused on linking paragraphs together appropriately, using ambitious language that engages the reader as well as using a wider range of punctuation throughout each piece of work. Year 5 also looked at instruction guides and made their own using modal verbs, time conjunctions and relative clauses to add detail to their work.
Class 5 researched lunar buggies and their features. Then, in a group, they designed their own version before making the. They had to think about what materials would be used and what each person would make. They used saws, hot glue guns, axels and a host of other materials to create their buggies. Finally, they created a persuasive presentation detailing the features of their creations.
Class 5 began the first term exploring the space paintings of David Hardy. They invented and painted their own impressive 'Spacescapes.'