Over the spring term our year 5’s will be exploring Brazil, completing bush tucker trials in the name of being crowned Gleadless’ King or Queen of the jungle. We will be exploring Brazilian culture and engaging in a samba and drumming workshop where we can strut our samba stuff and immerse ourselves in carnival madness. While exploring Brazil we will be wading through the Amazon rain forest to uncover the mysteries of the animals and the plants that call it home. To aid this we will be visiting the butterfly house becoming mini David Attenborough’s for the day exploring exotic animals and their habitats.
Y5 started the year with some great team building, constructing towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows; we had to be resilient and determined to complete the challenge. During Autumn 1 we really enjoyed reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and used this text to help us develop our descriptive writing techniques. In Science, we learned how to make magical concoctions and also completed TASC project to create cup warmers to keep Harry Potter’s hot chocolate warm.
This term in literacy we are exploring ideas around imagination and worlds of stories using Oliver Jeffers ‘A Child of Books’ and Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Wolves in the Walls’.
We have created some amazing metaphor poems and used drama and role play to help us explore our imagination.
Our theme question is ‘What's the Time Mr Wolf?’ and we will be finding out about how time works in space and how the Mayan civilisation measured time in the past.
After Christmas, we will be entering the world of the Amazon! We will be learning about Brazil and the rainforests, the plants and animals that live there, and how human development is affecting the rainforest as an eco-system.