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Year 5

Autumn 1:

Welcome to Indigo Class! It’s great to see all the children back after the summer break and good to see that Indigo Class is ready for a new school year at Willow Lane. This year, the Year 5 team consists of Mr Webster and Mrs Mosey. Everyone is settling in well and we are excited for this half term’s topic of ‘Food Glorious Food’!

As part of our food topic we have lots of great learning activities planned. Our topic links to English, Maths, Science, Geography, and Art. We will be looking at where in the world different foods come from and locating them on maps and globes. We will also be using I-pads to research these foods and countries in more detail. We will be carrying out lots of scientific experiments looking at reversible and irreversible changes with food and using these skills to solve problems associated with providing clean drinking water in communities around the world. We will be designing and making healthy meals using seasonal ingredients from Great Britain and sharing these with other children in the school!

We will explore the work of the artist Georgia O’Keefe and use this as inspiration for creating our own still-life paintings. We will also be reading the book ‘Street Child’ and collecting descriptions and ideas for writing stories with historical settings. We are looking forward to sharing what we have learned on the school blog. Within this topic the children will be introduced to and use subject specific vocabulary. I would be very grateful if you could discuss the following words with your child at home and see if they can tell you what they mean and if they can have a go at spelling them!

‘Country’ ‘Continent’ ‘Climate’ ‘Trade’ ‘Biomes’ ‘Equator’ ‘Longitude’ ‘Latitude’ ‘Reversible Change’ ‘Irreversible Change’ ‘Dissolve’ ‘Solution’

On the creative homework newsletter is a selection of activities you and your child may want to do. Please encourage your child to have a look at the ideas that are given and choose one that they would like to complete. We look forward to sharing with the rest of the school what the children produce! I would also appreciate it if you could encourage your child to read daily and record what they have read in their diaries.