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Year 5: Amber and Saffron


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 the subject verb agreement to use singular and plural correctly, and distinguishing between the language of speech and writing.


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.


In art pupils will learn about Margaret Mee and how she used colour to effetely draw accurate plants. Pupils will demonstrate their skills by completeing a picture of the rainforest.


During MFL pupils will continue to develop their understanding of the Spanish language and recall numbers up to 100.


In computing, pupils will learn about websites and how they can be traced. They will also learn the importance of an IP address and how it can be located to anywhere in the world.


As part of their RE day for the half term, Year 5 will examine and explore the question of, “What is the role of places of worship and how do they serve the community?” Throughout their learning, pupils will focus specifically on Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam and Christianity.


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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