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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 they will aim to combat. Through their exploration of the book, pupils will use its context for inspiration in their writing. Alongside this, they will learn how to use subject verb agreement to use singular and plural forms of verbs correctly, and to distinguish between the language of speech and writing.


In maths lessons, pupils will develop their understanding of place value and number.  They will also explore how numbers can be ordered and compared. Pupils 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.


Pupils will study ‘Climate Zones’ as part of geography lessons. 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. They 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 be learning about Margaret Mee and how she used colour effectively to draw plants accurately. Pupils will demonstrate their skills by completing a picture of the rainforest using the same materials as Margaret Mee.


During Spanish lessons, pupils will continue to develop their understanding of the Spanish language and be able to say what they like and dislike about subjects at school.


In Computing, pupils will learn about how to research accurately using the internet and reference someone else’s work correctly.


As part of the PSHE curriculum, pupils will be considering what makes up their identity and how to challenge stereotypes and discrimination. This also links to learning in RE where pupils will explore how different places of worship serve the community.


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 for their PE lessons.


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 work 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.