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Welcome to Year 5!smiley


Mrs McGarr and Mrs Stevenson would like to welcome you to our Year 5 page.


Our first topic is 'Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest'  


Each week we shall be answering a key question.


Key Questions:

What are rainforests and where are rainforests located? 

 Where is South America? Where is Brazil? (An identification of the human and physical features)

What is the rainforest climate of Brazil and Manaus like?

What are the different layers in a rainforest?

How is the rainforest similar and different to Sherwood forest?

Why should we save the rainforest?

Who are the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest ?

What is life like in Brazil?




In English We will be:

Reading 'Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson. We will be writing character profiles, diary and newspaper articles based on the novel and writng non chronological reports about rainforest animals, which we shall turn into Attenborough style documentaries.

We shall be reading The Kapok Tree and using this to aid us in debating and writing balanced argument texts about saving the rainforest.




In Maths this term we will be covering a range of concepts and themes, these are as follows: 

  • Weeks 1 - 3: Place Value and Rounding
  • Weeks 4 - 5: Addition and Subtraction 
  • Weeks 6-7: Statistics. (line graphs, tables and timetables)
  • Week 8: Multiplication and Division



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Class Work and Photos

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Rainforest Takeaway Homework