Welcome to Year 5
Year 5 can be a calm and studious year; a year to embed all of the knowledge learnt in lower Key Stage 2; a year to start the preparations for transition to secondary school.
This is often a year when children grow in maturity – sometimes even more so than in their final year in primary. They gain a greater independence and confidence from being given more responsibility in their learning.
Children in Year 5 are increasingly encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning: to do their homework, to pack their school bag, to remember their PE kits. And they develop and grow as a result. It is about encouraging independence in preparation for bigger things to come.
Summer Term 2021
During first half of the Summer Term, our learning will be based around our geography topic:
The Amazon Rainforest in Brazil
English, reading, art, D/T, geography and even science will all be taught through this. Our focus will be around the conservation and preservation of this incredible habitat and the many plants and animals that exist and dwell here.
English and Reading will be based around The Exporer by Katherine Rundell.
Science will focus on the life cycle of plants.
During the second half of the Summer term we will focus on the social geography aspects that are a feature of Brazil and in particular, life in the densely populated favelas of Rio.
Science will include the life cycles of humans and animals.
Sadly, we are in the situation of having to put your learning online again. We are very sad that we aren't able to teach you in school right now but will put lots of activities in the folders below for you to do at home.
Every morning and afternoon, there will be a Zoom meeting to run over a few examples of the day's tasks. You must try and attend this as your teachers can explain all the tasks and where to find them.
Below, you will then find a weekly timetable and your work in the folder and will need to upload any work you complete onto SeeSaw. You can do this by taking screenshots of work you have completed on the screen or by taking photos of any work that you print off.
PLEASE CHECK THE FOLDER BELOW TO SEE YOUR GROUP FOR EACH TOPIC. You can always have a go at the work set for other groups too.