Year 5 - Orang-utans


Welcome to our Year 5 Orang-utans Page!


I'm really looking forward to meeting and greeting you all again, been too long, need to get back to some fun learning before we drive our loved ones crazy.

This Term's Topic

Rainforests and Brazil

We shall investigate various climate zones around the world, and how the weather and influences habitat and therefore flora and fauna and human culture.  We shall also study the lifecycle and reporduction of a specific animal, one we aim to see on our visit to the zoo.

OUr writing will revolve around our topic and include an amazon adventure story; an animal profile; and a recount of our trip; plus other gentler bits and bobs to get us started in Y5.

OUr shared class book will be Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.

Important Information

Book Bags - Thank you for: filling your child's reading record in each Tuesday, wherever they are up to in the book, and sending in each Wednesday in the book bag along with Homework books which are signed.  A conscientious home learning routine not only helps ahead of Y6 and Secondary, but also helps celebrate your child taking responsibility for their learning - and maybe help gain an extra playtime! 

Homework - Each week please help your child: learn spellings;  check back through their marked Maths weekly skills sheet and help practise a few of the concepts; and TH - talk homework - is to chat about upcoming English or theme work ahead of Monday's lessons to gain a head start.

PPA - Mrs Wilkinson will be teaching Year 5 on Wednesday afternoons. This term she will be taking the children swimming alongside Mr Wilson, and teaching IT.

PE - PE will be tag rugby on a Monday pm.

Music - This term we will be learning bamboo tamboo bushwacker sticks on Thursday afternoons. There will be a performance for parents after about 10 weeks. I will confirm a date and time as soon and Mrs Salt (the music teacher) is ready. 




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