Term 1 and 2 2017-18
Our learning this term
All classes have settled in really well to Year 5, getting to know their new teachers and rising to the expectations of Year 5, with lots of smiley faces and hard work!
The topic in Term 2 has been the Rainforest. We have been looking at the Amazon rainforest, learning about the different animals that live there as well as stories set in the rainforest. We have also looked at the climate within the tropical zones and have studied maps to identify where the rainforests are located and why the climate makes this such a unique and diverse area of our planet. In English we have been looking at poetry based on the rainforest and we will be writing stories set in the rainforest. In English this term we are really pushing the children to include the key features in their writing, examples of the key features are: expanded noun phrases, modal verbs and relative clauses. We have lokoed at the history of transportation and answered BIG QUESTIONS, such as, how these new technologies affected how humans live?
In Design and Technology, we have been able to work as a team and create an entire 3D model of the rainforest, identifying the different layers it has.
In Maths this term we have been looking at statistics, multiplication, division and prime numbers and square numbers as well as recapping on the timestables.
In P.E. the children have been taking part in tag rugby and have really enjoyed going out with the PE coach.
In R.E. we have been looking at Christanity this term with a focus on the Christmas story.