9-10 year olds
During the first half of the summer term Year 5 will be building up our map skills. We will make our own compasses and create a treasure island, which we will map out in detail. This will link to our first unit of Literacy work, where we will be studying play scripts and creating a play based on the adventures of a band of pirates on the island.
Science lessons this half term will focus on living things and their habitats. We will look at how various species have adapted to suit the environment in which they live, and consider what adaptations they would need to make in order to thrive in different parts of the world. We will also study and compare the life cycles of a variety of animals.
In Maths, we will begin by tackling multi-step word problems; practising the process of picking out the key information from a question and breaking questions into smaller, more manageable steps. This will lead into our work on interpreting statistics and information presented in a number of different formats, such as charts, timetables and line graphs. Later on in the half term we will revisit fractions, with a particular focus on converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers, before recapping on units of metric measurement.