YEAR 5

Mrs McMaster

English

Class Text

In English, we will be reading The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. This is a book that I love and hope that you will too. This book is set in the Amazon jungle (which links nicely with our Ancient Maya topic!). We have already found the Amazon on a map and learnt about some of the human and physical features of this fabulous place. We will be writing character descriptions for Fred, Con, Lila and Max as well as a diary entry from Fred about his time in this amazing place. As part of our non-fiction work, we will also create a travel guide to the Amazon jungle, so we have lots of exciting writing opportunities coming up.

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Maths

Knowledge of times tables will be incredibly important this term as we will be working on multiplying fractions before moving on to decimals and percentages. Any spare time that you have to practise your times tables on TT Rock Stars or Hit the Button will be of great benefit to your learning this term.

Topic

Our topic for this term is Ancient Maya. We will be learning about the different Maya city states, Maya food, ancient Maya beliefs and comparing the ancient and modern-day life of Maya people. I am sure this will be an exciting and enjoyable topic for us all to get stuck into.

Word Aware - Learn a word a day to improve your language

Monday - ancient 
Tuesday - continent
Wednesday - gestation
Thursday - expectancy
Friday - beliefs

Knowledge Organisers and Resources (to support wider learning)

 

Science

History

Design Tech

French

Computing

Music

RE

Geography

Art

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