Halo! Apa kabar? Year 5’s topic this term is Rainforests, with a particular focus on Indonesia.
We will be learning about rainforests across the world, including the animal species living within them. We will be learning about the life cycles of different animals and about the life cycles and reproduction of plants.
We will learn about Indonesia as a country and find out about the effects of palm oil production on the local environment.
Our English work this half term will focus on non-fiction text types, such as persuasive texts, discussions, arguments and non-chronological reports. These will all relate to our work on rainforests and Indonesia. We will also be reading extracts from ‘Running Wild’ by Michael Morpurgo, which is a moving tale about a boy whose life is saved by an elephant, who runs off with him into the jungle after the Boxing Day tsunami.
We will be exploring the technique of batik painting, which originated in Indonesia. We will also be exploring Indonesian music.
In Maths, we will be continuing our work on fractions, moving on to decimals and percentages.
We will continue to have P.E. lessons on a Thursday afternoon. This half term, our P.E. lessons will focus on outdoor adventure activities and kwik cricket.