Y5 Summer 2 2019

Y5 Summer 2 2019

Topic 6: Brazil        

For our final topic, we’ll be focusing on geography and science through our topic on Brazil.  We'll be learning lots of maps skills and trying to answer some of these questions:

  • Where is Brazil?  What is the climate like?
  • What is a biome?
  • How does Rio compare with Winchester?
  • Which birds and animals can be found in the Brazilian rainforests?
  • How do their lifecycles compare?
  • What happens if the rainforest is destroyed?

We’ll be looking at information texts and combining our writing skills with our topic knowledge to produce a visitor’s guide to Brazil.  

Calculation:  applying calculation skills to reasoning and word problems. 
Multiplication and Division: using knowledge of tables facts to 12 x 12, finding factors, multiples and prime numbers, scaling by simple fractions.
Fractions – comparing, ordering and calculating with fractions.  
Time: Calculating intervals of time across different time zones, using 24-hour clock.

IT: We have IT twice a week and also have access to laptops in class during the mornings. We'll be learning how to program our micro:bits and using 2Code, Scratch and Excel to perform mathematical calculations.

RE:  Umma - exploring the concept of community.

PE: 5B - Tuesday and Friday, 5K - Thursday and Friday.  Please have full kit including trainers available in school at all times so we can make the most of dry weather!  

Home Learning: The children can research any aspect of Brazil that interests them.  Their research can be presented in any medium e.g. art, food technology, IT.