History and Geography
Autumn 2 - How do We Adapt to Rivers and Coasts?
We will be learning to:
- Name some rivers in Britian
- Identify and explain some key river features
- Explain the processes of the Water Cycle
- Explain the process of erosion and deposition and how this affects rivers and coasts
- Name some UK Coastal areas
- Identify key features of a coast and how they are form
- Explain the effects of flooding
Autumn 1 - Why Did the Vikings Come?
This term we will be studying the Viking civilisation and learning about why the came to Britain and what they did when they arrived. We will be learning about Viking culture, settlements and their religious beliefs. We will also be learning about how the Viking era came to an end.
Crime and Punishment:
In this topic we will be investigating how Crime and Punishment moves throughout the ages. We will look at how the punishments influence our judgment system today.
Our Power Project:
Spring 2 - Why Should We Protect The Rainforest?
This term we will be focussing on the rainforests of the world. We will:
Our Current Power Project:
This half term we will be learning about The Mayans!
In History, pupils will learn about The Mayan Civilisations. We will be exploring Chichen Itza and why it was important to the Mayan people. We will look at the Mayan timeline and develop our understanding of the significant events which took place. We will be looking at the number system and how the Mayans used this to create their own calander system to keep track of days and weeks.
Our Current Power Project....
Inspiration Day - Friday 6th January
Throughout our inspiration day both Year 5 classes have had lots of fun and learnt all out the Mayans. Our day was jam packed with lots of fun activities.
Activity 1: Both classes made Faijita's using fresh red, yellow and green peppers, Fajita spice and Quorn Chicken.
"First of all we cut the pepper up into small cubes using a plastic knife. We then cooked the Quorn on the hob with oil and spices. We added the peppers in a little bit at a time. We had to make sure we mixed it up so the ingredients didn't stick. Once the ingredients were cooked, we made cones out of wraps and spooned the mixture in carefully. The fajitas were not too spicy but had lots of flavour. They were delicious!" - Ronak.
Activity 2: Practicing out spanish.
In Year 5, we love learning about new places. However as Mexico is a spanish speaking country it has given us plenty of opportunity to practice the Spanish we already know. We started off practicing out greetings.
Followed by asking how we are and our feelings. It was fun to fully immerse ourselves into Mexican culture and practice our prior learning.