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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 in greater detail about the different layers of the rainforest.


In Art, we will develop a range of watercolour techniques in order to create our 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 Wednesday: this means that your child will need to wear their kit to school every Wednesday.


We will only be swapping books once a week from now on. Our book swap day in Year 5 will be on a Friday, so please make sure that your child brings their borrowed reading book in on this day so that they do not miss their opportunity to select a wonderful new book.