Year 5 have got a busy year planned with lots of exciting things to look forward to. Keep checking these pages for photos of our many adventures, as well as other class news and reminders. Is there something missing? Let me know and I'll be happy to see what I can do.
Miss Hughes and Mrs Burford
This half term we are becoming historians! Our topic will be ‘World at War’ where we will be studying the First World War. We will be learning about what caused The Great War, who was involved and where in the world they came from. We will also find out about the significance of Remembrance Day and think about its relevance today. Along the way, we'll be thinking about food and rationing in WW1, with the opportunity to complete some science experiments involving biscuits and maybe even have a go at making some ourselves! We'll also be finding out about life in the trenches, recruitment and what life was like for children during this time.
We hope you have had a super summer holiday and are looking forward to the start of the new academic year as much as we are! In Year 5, we will be beginning the year with our new topic entitled ‘Window on the World’ where we will focus on North and South America as well as parts of Africa.
Our main focuses will be Geography, History and the Arts. We will be developing our mapping skills and learning about the key aspects of physical and human geography in Brazil as well as Tanzania. We’ll then investigate the similarities and differences between cities in the UK, Brazil and Tanzania. In addition, we’ll be learning about the slave trade – where it took place and the resulting consequences.