Autumn Term Planning 2021-2022
For the first term in Year 5, we will be delving into the rainforests of South America…
Our focus novel will be “The Explorer”: an adventure story following the lives of four children stranded in the Amazon rainforest. In our writing, we will discuss the impact of deforestation, develop an alternative chapter for the book and we will also describe a setting through our use of figurative language.
In Geography, we will plan a journey from the United Kingdom to Costa Rica, analyse the water cycle within a rainforest setting and we will learn about the different layers of the rainforest.
In Art, we will develop a range of watercolour techniques in order to create a final painting: a watercolour pattern of different leaves found within the rainforest.
In D&T, we will design and make our own cushion cover, taking inspiration from aspects of the rainforest, through the use of batik printing.
This term, our PE session will be on a Thursday: your child will need to wear their school clothes on this day and bring their PE kit in a big into school with them.
We will be reading many fantastic books in class this year, but we do hope that each child in Year 5 will also be an avid reader at home! There will be weekly rewards for children who read regularly at home each week and always make sure that their diary is signed.