The Boy who Biked the World Part One: On the Road to Africa eBook :  Humphreys, Alastair, Morgan-Jones, Tom: Kindle Store
This half term, we will be starting a new class text. ‘The boy who biked the world’ by Alastair Humphreys. Tom really wants to be an explorer. When Tom’s head isn’t in the clouds it’s in an atlas. He follows adventurers and his schooldays are spent dreaming about travelling from Tibet to Timbuktu. One day a secret wish he blurted out loud started Tom’s freewheeling new life…


This term, our English will mainly be linked to our History topic of Local transport. The children will get the opportunity to record a road safety advert, create a leaflet about the local area and also take part in some poetry activities.


Most of our Math’s work this term will be centred around decimals. We will start the half term by looking into how to read and write decimals and then move onto adding, subtracting and rounding decimals.


Our Science this term will be Living Things and their Habitats. Through this topic, the children will learn about plants, metamorphosis and comparing life cycles. We will also look into the work of Jane Goodall and her contributions to conservation. Another responsibility for Year 5 this term, will be to look after our strawberry patch. The children will have to weed and tidy, water and tend to the strawberries over the coming weeks in the hope that we will have some nice ripe, red strawberries to pick in Summer term!


Woodlesford – The Story of a Station
In History, we are going to be looking into the history of developments related to transport in our local area. From Woodlesford Train Station to the Aire and Calder Navigation and even the development of the turnpike bypass, the children will have the opportunity to learn about lots of key transport links in their local area. They will be using their enquiry skills to consider why there may have been setbacks to developments and also during a walk around the local area, will be able to see first hand how these transport links still function to this day.


The children will continue to go swimming on a Tuesday with their class teachers and will be doing Cricket or Dance in their second lesson of the week.


Linking in with our Science, the music theme for this half term is ‘Life Cycles’. The children will explore a variety of moods, styles and genres to inspire their singing, composing and performing skills.


This term, these subjects will go hand in hand as part of our 3D Art Project. The children will get the opportunity to make designs on the computer and even use a 3D printer to print out their finished pieces!






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