Our topic this half term is comparing people and places. This will be focused on comparing the Grand Canyon with a local study of Rowlands Castle. So far year 5 have created the physical features of North America using salt dough, and found out about the different tribes living around the Grand Canyon. They have also made topographical maps of the Grand Canyon, where they record how steep the areas are. Next week we will carry out our Field trip, noting information to support a comparison with the Grand Canyon.
In line with our topic of space in Science, year 5 have been looking at George's Secret Key to the Universe in English, learning information about space along with reading the story. This ended with writing and explaining all about the solar system.
In Maths, year 5 have started looking at multiplication and division, focusing on multiples and factors of numbers.
Year 5 are still enjoying forest school, where they make dens, obstacle courses, leaf art and last week working with their groups to make a trap for a snake, all using different ideas.