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Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mrs Woods

(image, Google 2022)

Summer 1

Year 5 are destined to have a wild time on their amazing Amazon adventure.  They will be reading the novel, Journey to the river sea by Eva Ibbotson.  They will explore the characters, settings and events to create their own Amazon adventure.  In Geography, they will be discovering where rainforests are in the world, their climate and the fascinating animals that live in each layer of the rainforest.  The rainforest topic will continue in Art, where the children will explore composition, scale and proportion to create Rainforest Art.   In PSHE lessons, the children will learn about global citizenship, global warming, saving water, saving energy, encouraging biodiversity and promoting sustainability -also linked to the world’s rainforests.


In Science, the children will observe and compare the life cycle of different animals.  They will also study the famous naturalist- Charles Darwin.  During Maths lessons, the children will learn to convert decimals into fractions, understand thousandths and order, compare and round decimals.  Work on percentages will entail exploring representations which show different parts of a hundred and making the connection between fractions, decimals and percentages.  They will use the percentage sign (%) for the first time.  In our daily Basic Skills lessons we will continue to practise and learn the fundamental skills needed to progress in Maths.


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