Year 5

 Welcome back to Spring Term 1 in Year 5 where our topic will test the children's geographical knowledge of the world and make them aware of the impact of climate change.  In our topic "Why should the world's rainforests matter to all of us?", we will learn more about Greta Thunberg and her efforts to save our planet, alongside researching endangered animals via the WWF.   Persuasive Writing is on the agenda in our English lessons, as well as reading the award winning novel "The Explorer" by Katherine Rundell, about four children who find themselves stranded in the Amazon Rainforest!  Year 5 will also study the work of the artist Henri Rousseau and create their own, jungle style artwork.  A computing workshop will provide the opportunity for children to learn about "wearable tech", when they will design and make their own piece of wearable equipment that lights up or makes a noise! 

PE this term will be on Tuesdays (Athletics) and Wednesdays (Gymnastics) so please ensure that both indoor and outdoor kits are in school.  Have a look at our Class Blog to view the Medium Term Plan for this topic, where you will find other activities planned for all areas of the curriculum.  You will also find the Challenge Home Learning grid for Year 5, which contains activities to complete at home if your child wishes to do something extra!   A Crumble Coding computing workshop has been booked to take place on Tuesday 24th January.  This will provide the opportunity for children to learn about "wearable tech", when they will design and make their own piece of wearable equipment that lights up or makes a noise!

Thank you for all your support - the children are working hard in Year 5 and making great steps in their learning.  We have a "Book Look" scheduled for Tuesday 31st January after school - I look forward to seeing you there to share their brilliant work so far!.

Mrs Blomeley

 

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