Year 5

 
Welcome to Year 5

NEWSLETTER

Year Five

This term our topic is South America and we will in particular be focusing on the Amazon Rainforest this half term. We have been lucky enough to visit The Living Rainforest to help us visualise and understand what the Amazon Rainforest environment is like and have learnt wonderful facts along the way! Please see our pictures below.

May we remind parents that all children are expected to complete their Maths Challenge work every night and read every night. Once these have been done and checked, their purple record books need to be signed by an adult.

Mrs Gill, Miss Rogers, Mr Bishop and Miss Burrell

 

Maths

This half term, we will be studying Fractions and covering ways in which to work with them, including proper and improper fractions and mixed numbers. 

Please ensure your children complete their daily Maths Challenge and sign their purple record book.

English

This half term, we will be writing a biography, non-fiction report and review based on our trip to The Living Rainforest.

We continue to have a Grammar or Punctuation lesson once a week. Children will be given spellings to learn for a test once a week. 

 

Science

In Science,  all children will cover the topics 'Get Sorted', 'Everyday Materials' and 'Circle of Life'. 

Geography

This term. our topic is South America. This half term, we will cover the Amazon Rainforest and look closely at the 4 layers and the plants and animals that reside in each. We will also cover Amazonian tribes and the impact of deforestation. 

PE

Year Five will be learning Basketball during Games lessons and developing their balance and strength in Yoga with their class teacher.

Ancient Greek Day
 
Children have thoroughly enjoyed Ancient Greek Day. Thank you to all parents who supported their children and created wonderful costumes. 
 
On the day, children were given an opportunity to add to their costumer by creating leaf headdress to wear. Children took to their creative personalities and produced wonderful designs. They also learnt different Greek myths and performed these to their peers. They also learnt how to do the traditional Greek Zorba dance. Year 5 also experienced traditional Olympic activities including the marathon, long jump, javelin and shot putt. In true Ancient Greek style, we finished off with a great Greek feast where children were encouraged to try new food. 
Eco-Issues Day
 
Children spent the day learning about our world and the devastating impact we are having on it. We spend the day exploring way to reduce our carbon-footprint.
The Living Rainforest
 
Unfortunately, we were unable to travel to the equator and explore a rainforest but had an excellent opportunity to visit an artificial rainforest near us! We got to engage our 5 senses and build a better understanding of what the Amazon Rainforest is like.

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