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Year 5


Mrs McGarr, Mrs Stack and Miss Barlow would like to welcome you to our Year 5 page.


Our first topic this year is  'Where in the world is Brazil?'


We shall be learning to:

Locate South America, Brazil and the UK

Locate some South American Countries, major cities, rivers, rainforest and mountains

Locate the equator, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn

Understand why Brazils location affects its climate

Compare and contrast Brazil with the U.K

Research how people live in Brazil

Learn about traditions, ceremonies and Carnivals that happen in Brazil  


In English we shall we reading The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. We will be writing descriptions of settings and characters and then writing our own stories. We will be writing summaries and our own survival guides. We will be recapping on the punctuation and grammar taught in year 4 and introducing semi colons and colons.  


In Maths this term we shall be learning to

Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000 and determine the value of each digit 

Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1 000 000

Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero 

Round any number up to  1 000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1 000, 10 000 and 100 000 

Read Roman numerals to  1 000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals.

Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above 

Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (column addition and subtraction) 


PE will take place on Wednesday afternoons. 


Topic and mymaths homework should be handed in each Monday.

Spellings will be given out each Monday and tested every Friday. 




Takeaway Homework