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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


In the summer term, we will be reading Cogheart by Peter Bunzl, an adventure story set in an alternative version of Victorian England, involving airships, mechanical animals and mysterious silver-eyed men. We will be writing in role as different characters, re-imagining sections of the book and writing our own adventure stories.


In maths, we will continue to develop our knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages as well as learning about statistics, position and direction.


This term in geography we will be finding out what it means to be global citizens; learning about the challenges posed by climate change, and about the possibilities offered by fair trade. We will also be thinking about sustainability in art, where we will focus on architecture and how to design buildings for a changing world. In science, our study of the natural world will focus on living things, their habitats and life cycles.


In history we will learn about the Ancient Maya, comparing and contrasting with the Ancient Greeks and other societies we have previously studied; we will also find out about their system of beliefs and their technological and scientific development.


In computing we will be learning about video production and in science we will learn about living things and life cycles.


Homework will continue to be set (and due in) on a Monday: a page from the maths homework books and the week's exercises on Spelling Shed. In addition, children can always practice their personal spellings, go on Times Tables Rockstars and on My Maths.


PE Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays


Mr Mears 


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