Last half term Year 5 worked really hard learning about their new topic, rainforests. Their class ‘book as a hook’ was been The Explorer, by Katherine Rundell. The children enjoyed the story of children lost in the rain forest, after being involved in a plane crash, and wrote their own exciting endings involving lost cities, ancient tribes and hidden military bunkers. In their writing they focused on using characters’ senses and feelings to ‘show not tell’, and to help build suspense. As part of their work on this book, some children also created animations, based on what they had read.
In maths, the class recapped learning on rounding and fractions, as well as introducing decimals and percentages. They also begun a new maths topic: shape and space, in which they looked at identifying angles.
In RE the children learnt about the story of Pentecost. As part of this topic theye imagined what it would have been like to have been a disciple during the events of Pentecost and created their own wonderful pieces of artwork, based on the signs and symbols of the Holy Spirit.
In Science Year 5 have been studying ‘Animals and Living Things’. They conducted their own mini beast hunts around the school grounds, designing and planting pitfall traps. They checked every day for a week and recorded what minibeasts were found. Following on from this Year 5 investigated the relationships between living things in a habitat and the life cycles of those living things.
Throughout their topic work on rainforests, they looked at: What is a rainforest? Where can they be found? The layers of the rainforest, who lives in which layer? And compared what life is like in Pershore to the lives of tribes from rainforests all over the world. In addition to this Year 5 have completed some fantastic un-homework projects all about the rainforest. Well done Year 5 and thank you for all your hard work!