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Year 5

Welcome to the Summer Term Year 5 

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Our class room has been transported into the depths of the rainforest....
I wonder what we will discover on our journey down the Amazon?



This term we will be looking at the Amazon Rainforest. In Geography we will be looking at the Amazon Basin, understanding the course of the Amazon River and the impact of Deforestation. 

In Music we will be composing rhythmic patterns to reflect noises within the forest and portraying our ideas in Art using collage based on the work of Henri Rousseau and contemporary artist Ruth Daniels. 

Our new English and Guided Reading text is 'Journey to the River Sea'. 

Journey to the River Sea by Eva IbbotsonIt is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen,
has been sent from England to start a new life
with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governesswho h as secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in Journey to the River Se
a, Eva Ibbotson's highly colourful, joyous adventure.

In Science we will be investigating Life Cycles of plants and animals, including those found in the depths of the Amazon.


Our RE focus this term is ‘Life in the Risen Lord’, we will be investigating stories and passages from within the Bible and learning why prayer is so important in our daily lives.  Finally we will be creating our own prayer books. 

We will continue to grow leaves on our Tree of Inspiration as we observe and record the kindness of our friends and  choose who in the class has been an inspiration to us all through our ‘Inspiration of the Week' display.      


This term Year 5 have made these fantastic prayer books, filled with personal reflections and instructions to help others pray.  We have put some of their favourite prayers into a class prayer book which will be on display and to ready to use during our class collective worship.

Remembering Spring Term

World Book Day:

What a fabulous day, I was so impressed by all the creativite costumes and WOW Words!

In class we investigated the Worlds Greatest Women Refugees and how they made history. The poetry and artwork produced is now proudly on display in the library!

The Adrift Project.

The whole school learnt about the plight of refugees during the 'Adrift Project', Year 5 produced some amazing work and we will continue enjoying their hardwork through the wonderful display in the library area.

Lent and the Stations of the Cross.

Year 5 produced some beautiful work in RE including these gorgeous candles and prayers reflecting on Lent and the Stations of the Cross.



Please note that PE will be on a Monday and a Wednesday. Swimming will not be until the last half term of the year. 

Spellings and Multiplication Tables

We will be focusing on spellings this term.  Spellings will be set each Wednesday for you to learn over a two-week period.  You will have a practice test on the Tuesday of week 1 to help you focus on your weaker spellings ready for you spelling test on the Tuesday of week 2.  Spellings will be uploaded onto this page fortnightly along with spelling activities you could try to help you practice.

You will be given 10 spellings to learn each fortnight.

Each time you beat your personal best score you will gain a dot on the Spelling Super Stars Chart. Each time you get full marks you will gain a star on the Spelling Super Stars Chart.

Description: A close up of a logoDescription generated with very high confidenceTo help you gain skills in mental maths we will be revisiting the times tables.  Each day you will be given time to practice the focus table for the fortnight ready for a test on Friday's

Each  time you beat your personal best score you will gain a dot on the new Spelling Rock Stars Chart. Each time you get full marks you will gain a star on the Spelling Rock Stars Chart.

Remember you can practice by playing on Times Table Rockstars - Login details are in Homeword Diaries and Spelling Journals.


For the rest of the term we will be revising all the timestables learnt over Autumn and Spring.

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