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Nightingale Academy

St Margaret's Primary Academy

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Spring 1: Space

During Spring 1 Year 5 explored Earth from Space and the Solar System. We used mathematical skills to measure the distance and size of planets. We described the movement of the Moon in relation to Earth. Also, we looked at Peter Thorpe's abstract art and created our own using his artistic techniques.


What we read:

The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge


What we wrote:

An informal letter about astronaut training.

A newspaper report and radio script about the discovery of a new planet.



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REACH2 Academy Trust

Founded in 2012, REAch2 Academy Trust is the largest primary-only academy trust in country.

Registered Address: Henhurst Ridge Primary Academy Henhurst Ridge Burton-Upon-Trent DE13 9SZ Tel: 01283 246433 Email:

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