Year 5 Overview

Welcome to Year Five.
 
 Mrs Hignett is our class teacher.
Our Teaching Assistant is Miss Valdez

This half term's Learning Means The World  topic is:
 
'Come Fly With Me! America’
 
This is a thematic unit, based on North and Central America, with a key focus on geography and history. It begins with the location of countries and states, before we move on to learning about the discovery of America and the Native American people. We will also study weather and climate, as well as human and physical features.
 

North America is the third largest of the world’s continents, and  extends for more than 8,000 km to within 800 km of the North Pole and the Equator. It covers an area of 9,355,000 square miles (24,230,000 square km).

Although Christopher Columbus is given lots of credit as having discovered America, there were plenty of people already living in North America prior to the Europeans having arrived. This included many Native American tribes in the United States and the Aztec civilization in what is now Mexico. In the 1600’s the Europeans quickly colonized and took over much of North America. The most populous country in North America, the United States, was formed in the late 1700’s.

 
Some activities and research opportunities to focus on can be found on our
Homework - Autumn 2 page.
 
 This half term our we will finish

'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell Boyce, then we will begin reading the classic

'The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe' by CS Lewis. We will compare the landscape and terrain of Narnia with the continent of America...

 

 
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What When Due back and/or tested on
 Spelling  Monday Friday
 Times Tables  Monday Friday
 Maths / English  Monday Friday
 Reading
 
Dimensions Challenge
 Friday
 
Beginning of every half term
The following Friday
 
The end of every half term