Year 5 Reading Challenge Autumn 1

Hi, Year 5! Are you ready to take on our first reading challenge of the year?

Select the challenges you want to attempt below:




During Autumn 1, we have been learning about recounts and making them as effective as we can. You will need to carry out some research into the moon landing and then write a recount, choosing a challenge from the list below.

 Write a catchy headline and an introductory paragraph (using the five W’s: Who, What, Where, When, Why)


Write a newspaper report using journalistic language and include at least one quote from the time. (You will need to do some research).


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  1. 1. 5th August 1930
    2. September 1962 Neil was accepted to the NASA
    16th July 1969 Neil became first person on moon
    20th july 1969 The apollo mission began
    3. He was calm and resilient.
    He flew more than 200 aircrafts.
    4. Buzz took part with Neil.
    5. Neil noticed they were heading to unsafe landing.
    6. Because temperature could go upto 100 degrees.
    7. Because it was an important mission.
    8. Landing because it was first time.

  2. Bronze
    Neil Armstrong was born on the 5th of August 1930
    16th July 1969 the Apollo mission began.
    20th July 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first on the moon.

  3. Bronze
    Neil was born on the 5th August 1930.
    On 16th July 1969, the Apollo 11 mission began.
    On 20th July 1969, Neil was the first person on the moon.
    On September 1962, Neil was accepted into the NASA astronaut corp.
    2 things that helped Neil fly in difficult situations is being and resilient.
    Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Micheal Collins went altogether in a rocket.
    “Tranquility base here. The moon has landed.”, is a phrase that Neil said that means the Eagle didn’t land automatically.
    They were unsure because the temperatures could’ve gone up to 100 degrees.
    I think 600 million people watched it because it was an important event for everyone.
    I think the most dangerous part was when they were landing because the Eagle was running low on fuel.

  4. Bronze

    1. Neil Armstrong was born on the 5th August 1930
    2. September 1962, Neil was accepted to the NASA Astronaut Corps.
    16th July 1968, the Apollo 11 mission began.
    20th July 1968, Neil became the first on the moon.
    3. Two thing which helped him is to remain calm and keep thinking he will make it.


    4.The people who took part with him in the Apollo 11 mission were Edwin, Buzz Aldrin amnd Michael Collins
    5.The word which tells me that the Eagle hadn’t landed automatically that it says in the text is unsafe landing area.
    6.Because since it was the first time on the moon they don’t know how long it can stay for.
    7.Because everyone wanted to see the apollo 11 going and wanted to see if they were going to fail or pass.
    8.When in space because the system ha manfactured so they can crash into anything and then die.


    The first man on the moon.

    So do you want to know who was the first person on the moon, what had happened on the and on the moon
    Read this newspaper if you want to know.