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Autumn 2

Week 3

Another fun-filled week in Y5! Ava and Eva enjoyed their visit to Broadwood school on Tuesday, where they were writing poetry under the expert tuition of poet Donovan Christopher. We have investigated different types of numbers in maths - multiples, primes, squares and cubes. We are busy researching piranha and caiman, which can be found in the Amazon basin, after the children in The Explorer had a close encounter with them!

Week 2

Another busy week has been had by Y5. On Armistice Day, we remembered fallen soldiers. We created bunting and read about the unknown warrior - one of four unidentified soldiers - who was buried at Westminster Abbey. 

We have excitedly begun our new class novel, The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, where four children have to survive alone in the Amazon rainforest. We compared their experience with the real-life plight of Juliane Koepcke, a seventeen year old girl whose plane crashed in the Amazon in 1971.

We have used only red and black watercolours to create striking tribal face paints like the Yawanana tribe of the Amazon. These look fantastic! Well done everyone!

Week 1

Welcome back everyone! Y5 have returned to school refreshed after their week off. This week, we have focused on our geography topic, South America. We have drawn bar charts to compare a range of human geographical features, such as populations, currencies, languages and religions. We have researched trade and industry across the continent, the Amazon rainforest and one of the many Amazonian tribes: the Yanomami.

The NSPCC came to talk to us about keeping safe and Wednesday was an extremely busy day - photograph day as well as Paint for Pudsey. We had a delightful afternoon creating our t-shirts to wear on 15 November.