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Year 5



P.E. - Our P.E. lessons are every Wednesday.  If they are in school, children need to come to school dressed in their P.E. kit with suitable footwear on this day.

Reading Records - signatures will be counted each Thursday.  Children can read to themselves but the record must be signed by an adult. 

Homework - will be set Friday via Seesaw and needs to be submitted by 9am the following Thursday.

Term 1

The Explorer - Katherine Rundell

This term our focus text is The Explorer by Katherine Rundell (please see below for a synopsis of the story).  The book is set in the Amazon Rainforest and as such a lot of our topic work will be based on learning about rainforests.  Below is an overview of what we will be learning in each subject. 

The Explorer Synopsis

From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him.

As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place. With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small.

Except, it seems, someone has been there before them …

Class News

Friday 17th September 2021

Well what a fantastic first two weeks we have had exploring our new topic based around The Explorer.  We spent our first couple of days exploring the first few chapters of the book and predicting what we thought was going to happen to the four children who are stranded alone in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest.  In English last week, we spent time thinking about what it would be like if we were in the middle of the Rainforest.  We thought about what each of our senses would experience and then wrote a setting description (please see pictures of some of our work below).  This week in English, we have been working hard learning about newspaper reports.  We have just written a newspaper report about the crash that happens at the beginning of the story.  In Maths we have been working hard on place value and rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and have produced some super work.  In Science we are learning all about living things and their habitats and are beginning by learning about plants and the parts of a flowering plant.  We got to dissect lilies and labelled each of the parts.  In Art we have been using acrylic paint and exploring different washes and painting techniques.  We will be using acrylic paint when we come to create our Topic Book covers in a couple of weeks.