Year 5 Project - Sow, Grow, Farm
Year 5 will learn about allotments in the United Kingdom and how the government encouraged people to have them to support food rationing during the Second World War. They will learn about food webs and animal life cycles, including how living things are dependent on one another within a habitat. They will investigate the different ways that plants reproduce and will dissect flowering plants to identify the different structures. They will have the opportunity to learn about farming in the United Kingdom and the techniques used in modern farming, including the challenges that farmers face. They will learn about the pros and cons of importing food. They will also learn about world farming and how the different climate zones affect where different foods can be grown.
Innovate Challenge - Market gardeners
Computing - Research; Data Handling; Presentations
Art and Design - Still life
Design and Technology - Seasonality
Geography - Land use in the UK; Allotments; Farming in the UK; Maps; Grid references; Climate zones; Physical features of North and South America; Farming in North and South America; Food transportation
History - Dig for Victory
Science - Food chains and webs; Life cycles; Plant reproduction; Growing plants; Modern farming
Science Investigations - Why do birds lay eggs? How do worms reproduce? How many potatoes can you grow? Do dock leaves cure a sting?
Next week we will edit and publish our newspaper reports on Anne Boleyn's trial
Next week we will be;
Reading at Home
Although we are aware that the children enjoy independently reading for pleasure, we know that reading to an adult helps children greatly with their fluency of reading and understanding of the text. We would like to see that on 3 occasions during the week, the children have read to an adult at home, and that this has been recorded in the child's reading record.
This week's homework is;