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Year 5: Amber and Saffron

Welcome to Year 5


Welcome back to school and the start of our first half term of the year as Year 5!


The Power of Reading book this half term will be ‘Floodland,’ which will aid pupils in their understanding of climate change and the avoidable effects pupils will aim to combat. Through their exploration of the book, pupils will use its context for inspiration in their writing. Alongside this, pupils will learn how to use fronted adverbials and a range of sentence structures effectively to further enhance the quality of their work in English. Pupils will focus on developing their use of imagery within writing to hook and engage the reader’s interest.


In Maths, pupils will develop their understanding of place value and number.  Pupils will also explore how numbers can be ordered and compared. They will count forwards and backwards in powers of ten. Over the course of the half term, pupils will also explore the mathematical concepts of addition and subtraction using numbers with more than four digits.


In Geography, pupils will study ‘Climate Zones’. During this topic, pupils will research and explore the similarities and differences between different areas of the world, focusing on biomes, climate zones and vegetation belts. Pupils will also look at how human and physical geography shapes these areas and explain this in their own writing and presentations.


As a reminder, homework will be set every Wednesday to be completed by the following Tuesday. Pupils are also expected to wear the correct PE kit every Thursday.


Please also keep an eye on the school’s website for updates and ‘Wow Work’, information regarding the wider curriculum and for a chance to see the wonderful art our pupils create.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email in and a member of the Year 5 team will get back to you.


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