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Spring term – Tom’s Midnight Garden and Around the World
The Spring term was another busy term in Year 5. Read on to find out all about what we got up to……
As readers we enjoyed the novel Tom’s Midnight Garden. Using an image from the text, we used book talk and made inferences and discussed our ideas and questions in groups. As a build up to our writing, we then used freeze frames to re-create scenes from the story. As part of these, we then used hot-seating to question the main character in the scene on their thoughts, feelings and actions. As writers, we created a new chapter for the story. In the second half term, we also enjoyed reading Journey To Jo’Burg by Beverley Naidoo. This is a tale of children growing up in South African apartheid. Hot-seating and conscience alley helped us to explore the different problems each character faced. We went on to plan and write a diary recount in role as one of the main characters in the book.
We marked World Book Day by joining our friends in Year 2, sharing our favourite stories with them. Some of us brought in books from home….
As geographers we have explored the rainforests of South America. We looked in detail at each layer of the rainforest and discussed how and why these are different. We even created our own rainforest layers using different materials which helped us to understand which animals live there and why.