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The Forest


What are we learning about?

This term Year 5 will contrast the biomes of the Brazilian Rainforest with the New Forest here in the UK. They will look at the life cycles of plants and animals, learning how humans grown and develop. 


Power of Reading focus: 'Skellig' by David Almond

Balanced arguments

Recount – caring for the egg.

Extended narrative – writing in character

Rainforest poems

Science link: excerpts from ‘Flour Babies’ by Anne Fine. 


Area and Perimeter - link to rainforest topic

Fractions - multiplication

Applying four operations to measure

Shapes – reflections and rotations in grids, using co-ordinates

Science link – line graphs tracking animal and human development.

Learning opportunities

  • Growing plants and observing how they change.
  • Agricultural fair: producing plants to sell.
  • PSHE – changes – physical and emotional.
  • Computer flowcharts, sequences to control input and output
  • Art collage and appliques
  • PE – Athletics
  • Sports Week!

How can you help? Can you find out:

Which animals live in a rainforest?

Why is there a forest in Hampshire?

Can you go to the New Forest? What types of habitat can you find?

Homework – life in the Brazilian Rainforest