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Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 area! Your one-stop shop for updates on the latest topics, homework, trips and news. 

 

Summer Term 1 Topic: RAINFOREST

 

zsl london zooImage result for the explorer

 

This half term, we will be learning about the rainforests of the world, including the Amazon. During the next few weeks, we will look at the complex eco-system of the rainforest, the animals who live there and the threat deforestation poses to the rest of the world. This will supported by an amazing visit to London Zoo, reading rainforest adventure story 'The Explorer' and writing poems, stories and non-chronological reports on animals. 

RAINFOREST ESCAPE STORIES

This week, we made a daring escape from the Rainforest and got inspired to write stories about finding treasure and avoiding the dangerous beasts that lurk beneath the canopy. The writing the came with it was amazing!

 

 

 

 

YEAR 5 HOMEWORK 

 

 

Literacy

This week, we would like you to write a poem about a rainforest animal. This could be the animal you made for homework last week, or another rainforest animal of your choice. Remember to use imaginative description to describe the different parts of your animal. You could also illustrate your poem with a picture of the animal. You can rhyme your poem if you wish, but please avoid acrostics.

Homework due Thursday 26th April (due to LONDON ZOO!)


Maths
 

Please log on to Mathletics.  If you do not have your username and password, please speak to your teacher. When you log on, there will be a couple of tasks waiting for you. When you have completed these, feel free to explore the rest of the website and play some more games!

 

Spellings

LIST 1

UKS2 Tricky Words

familiar

foreign

nuisance

recognise

disastrous

desperate

hindrance

awkward

persuade

criticise

bruise

amateur

 

 LIST 2

other

remembered

opened

another

going

until

heard

kept

picture

leaves

STRATEGIES

  1. Finding/ highlighting words within words Eg. There is a rat in separate.
  2. Mnemonics E.g. Big Elephants Can Always Upset Small Elephants (because).
  3. Seed Write! Set a timer, how many times can you write your word accurately in 2 minutes.
  4. Practise spellings using paint, chalk or even writing them in sand, sugar or shaving foam.
  5. Bounce a ball outside, one bounce per letter.
  6. Write words with eyes closed.
  7. Play hangman.
  8. Drawing the word – use an image to help visualise the spelling.
  9. Sounding out words as they are spelt. Eg. Wed-nes-day. ‘Say it silly’! 
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