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Year 5 Topic overview.pdf


Year 5 Spring 2

Halo! Apa kabar? Year 5’s topic this term is Rainforests, with a particular focus on Indonesia.

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

Year 5 Topic overview.pdf


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 where rainforests are in the world and about the effects

of deforestation on the environment.

We will learn about Indonesia as a country and find out about the effects of tourism on the local environment.

 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 also read parts of ‘The Explorer’ by Katharine Rundell, which is an exciting story about four children whose plane crashes in the Amazon rainforest.

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 finishing off our measures topic before moving on to learning about shapes, angles,  symmetry and reflection and movement. We will also be learning to interpret a range of different types of graphs.

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Meriden C of E Primary School, Fillongley Road, Meriden CV7 7LW  

Tel: 01676 522488 Email: office@meriden.solihull.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mrs Lucy Anderton

We will continue to have P.E. lessons on a Thursday afternoon. This half term,  our outdoor P.E. lessons will focus on tag rugby. Our indoor lessons will follow the Real PE scheme.