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What features of planet Earth make it habitable for humans?

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This week in Year 5 in Science we have been learning about the features of the different planets in our Solar system and what makes them either habitable or inhabitable. Interestingly, we now know that Mars is the most likely planet, which we could potentially live on in the future, but that there are many factors still standing in the way as to why we cannot – perhaps in the next thousand years or so things might be different!

In English, the children worked hard to complete their final star write of their Year 5 experience – this should be the children’s most accomplished piece of work and we cannot wait to read them all and see all their marvellous writing achievements and progress. In Maths, we have been learning how to measure and draw angles in different shapes, revising the number of degrees in a full turn, half turn and quarter turn. In PSHE, we had a debate about the risks and benefits of walking to school, with some surprising insights from the children. In Geography, we were learning all about the lines of longitude, latitude, and what they represent and how they are used on globes and maps.

With less than a week to go, the children are definitely showing they are ready for their next challenge of Year 6 in September – only a few more days, let us have a marvellous end of term!