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Year 5 Orangutan 2016 - 2017


Mrs Meek Ms Haynes




1st March - All parents were invited to a KS2 Maths Parents Meeting today.  Please click on the picture below to view the PowerPoint Presentation which was shared by Mrs Warrington.



Look at how Year 5 contributed towards our school vision



Have a look at the fantastic time Year 5 had on their learning challenge residential to York.

York Parents Meeting.  Click HERE to view the powerpoint.


Why should the rainforest be important to us all?

 How can you create your own class rainforest?

Where are rainforests locate and what are their main features?

Why are rainforests often in the news and what can we do to help?

What can you find out about an endangered animal that lives in the rainforest?

How important is the Amazon to the South American rainforests?

Can you create a print using the large leaves of rainforest plants as your inspiration?

How would you survive in the rainforest?

Reflection: Present a documentary on a day in the rainforest.



 The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

Where the Forest meets the sea by Jeannie Baker 

Rain Forest by Helen Cowcher 

The Tin Forest by Helen Ward

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson 

Non-fiction texts on Rainforests

Poetry: Puma and Dragonfly by Ted Hughes



Were the Anglo-Saxons really smashing?


Who were the Anglo-Saxons and how did they influence our life today?

How did the Anglo Saxons bring law and order to Britain?

What evidence do we have today that the Anglo-Saxons were ever here in the first place?

Which Anglo-Saxon Christian symbols remain with us today?

Can you create your own Anglo-Saxon art focusing on tessellations?

Who were the famous Anglo-Saxons, and why was Alfred so ‘great’?

Can you work as a group to create a model Anglo-Saxon settlement?

Reflection: Using your model settlement, can you produce a filmed documentary about Anglo-Saxon life?





Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo  

Beowulf by Kevin Crossley – Holland

The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff 

The Usborne History of Britain by Ruth Brocklehurst

The Wolf by Ted Hughes


Were the Vikings always victorious and vicious?

Who were the Anglo-Saxons and did they like the Vikings?

Which region of Britain would you have come under during the Heptarchy?

Why did the Vikings come to Britain and how did they make the journey?

What did the Brits learn from the Vikings?

What was life like for a 11 year old girl / boy Viking?

How did the Vikings live when they came to Britain?

How can you create a Viking long boat from a range of materials?

What did the Vikings eat and could you recreate a Viking meal?

Reflection: Children to prepare a Viking day when they show others the craft and skills that the Vikings had.



How to train your dragon By Cressida Cowell 

The saga of Eric the Viking  by Terry Jones

Tell me a dragon by Jackie Morris

The Snow Dragon by Vivian French

Ignis by P J Lynch

The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward

Fangs n Fire: Ten Dragon Tales by Chris Mould

Information books on the Vikings

Why is Brazil in the news again?

What do you already know about Brazil?

What fruits and other natural resources is Brazil famous for?

Which famous cities in Brazil attract tourists and why?

What can you find out about one of Brazil's neighbouring countries?

Can you design and create a collage of Brazilian symbols?

Why is Brazil famous for its dancing?

What can you find out about the street children of Brazil?

What can you find out about a famous Brazilian?

Reflection: The children to host a Brazil day.



Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson 

Pele, King of Soccer by Monica Brown

Non-fiction texts about Brazil and South America

Will we ever send another human to the moon?

Could we describe the Earth and the Sun as space cousins?

If the Earth and Sun are cousin, is the Moon a young nephew?

Can you explain why we have day and night?

How can we appreciate the distances between and the sizes of the Sun, Earth and Moon?

What can we learn about the solar system and the other planets in it?

Who was Neil Armstrong and what would you ask him if you met him?

How could you create a moon surface and create a moon buggy?

Reflection: Could you create a simulated moon landing and film it?



Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

On Giant Leap: The story of Neil Armstrong by Don Brown

Space poems by Gaby Morgan

The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson

Silver by Walter de la Mare

Click HERE to view the parents meeting PowerPoint

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