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Welcome to Planets Class!

You will find lots of useful information on our class page. Please keep checking for the latest events and photos. Remember to check Marvellous Me for classroom updates and our Hellingly School Facebook page.

PE will be taught on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure you come to school wearing your correct clothing.

We will be focusing on Danish longball on Tuesdays and Tennis on Thursdays.

Please remember forest school will continuing running in term 5 the dates are as follows:


  • Thursday 9th March 2023
  • Thursday 23rd March 2023
  • Thursday 20th April 2023
  • Thursday 4th May 2023
  • Thursday 18th May 2023


  • Thursday 16th March 2023
  • Thursday 30th March 2023
  • Thursday 27th April 2023
  • Thursday 11th May 2023 (this will be an afternoon session on this day only. Please come to school in uniform and bring Forest school clothes to change into) 
  • Thursday 25th May 2023

Enquiry Term 5 🪐🌌🛰️🗺️🌍

Term 5/6 enquiry ‘ What’s the impact of space exploration?’

This enquiry will be a science based enquiry.

Over terms 5/6 we will be learn why we have night and day. We will explore different lines of scientific enquiry linked to space based on the children’s interest. We will look at different creation stories and also debate who we think ‘owns’ space so who is responsible to look after it. The children will also understand the positives and negatives into space exploration.

Home Learning

As part of our Term 5/6 enquiry, ‘What’s the impact of space exploration?’ we would like you to design/ create/ or research into an area of your interest. This is to be brought into school W/C 10th July 2023. We will share your master pieces with our class. We look forward to seeing what creative and inventive ideas you come up with. Here are some suggested ideas:

-A solar system model

-Reseach into a planet

-Which Planet do you think humans should live on?

-A space holiday advert

-space poetry

Planets Curriculum meeting Tuesday 20th September

Newsletters 📰

Knowledge organisers

Spellings ✏️

You will be tested every Monday on your spellings . The new list will appear here each week.

Continue to learn your 5 and 6 words at home throughout the year

Term 5 spellings

Term 4 spellings

Term 3 spellings January 2023

Term 2 spellings

Maths 🧮

Maths home learning will be set remotely from TT Rockstars. Your child has been sent home with their login details. Please login or download the app. A paper copy will also come home for your child to complete. If they return or access TT Rockstars online a team point will be added.

Time Table Rock Star Challenge every Wednesday!

Every Wednesday, we will be doing the Times Table Rock Stars Challenge. Each week your child will bring home a times table to focus on improving their speed in multiplying and dividing by that particular number. If this is returned to school team points will be added.

Reading 📖 📖

Please read 5 times weekly. You will find on our class page some suggested year 5 reads and books linked to our enquiry learning. Ensure you sign your reading records to add to our class reading raver points.

Term 5 Core book Dr Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System Term 5 read aloud Skellig

Year 5 recommended reads 📚 📚

Need some inspiration for your next reading book? How about trying some of these year 5 recommended reads. Remember if there is a particular book series/author please let us know and we can try to add it to our school library.

📚 📚 Space Enquiry suggested reads

Space Topic (KS2)

Year 5 reads

Year 5 reads
Year 5 reads
Year 5 reads

Other resources

English resources

Maths resources

Class photos

Hands on History 15th September