Our topic this half term has been looking at Rivers and Mountains. This involved a trip to Selborne study centre looking at the velocity of the river, what creatures can be found in rivers and looking at the features of a river. We have also looked at the features of mountains, the different mountains around the world and have also created our own mountain ranges.
In line with our topic year 5 have been looking at the book Journey to the River Sea in English, which is set around the Amazon River. They have used knowledge of the book to continue the story, writing their own narrative of a journey down the river.
In Maths, year 5 have been looking at multiplication and division. This has involved looking at formal methods to solve problems, including short and long multiplication and short division. They are now starting to look at square and cube numbers, linking this to their knowledge of times tables.
In PE year 5 have using map skills and taking part in outdoor adventure activities, which has also involved them using co-ordinates and setting challenges for each other.