Year 5 – Autumn 2 Learning Update

Autumn 2 Learning Update – Globetrotting Around North America



Last half term in Maths, we did lots of fractions! We added them, subtracted them, compared them and found equivalent fractions. We learned about mixed number fractions and improper fractions. We multiplied and subtracted them to find the equivalent and to make it easier to solve word problems.



In D&T, we have used hacksaws, hot glue guns, pens and pencils to make wooden truss bridges. Here are some photographs of some bridges that we made:

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In English, we wrote a travel brochure for Mexico and incorporated lots of Year 5 grammar, like relative clauses. The children then wrote the last two stanzas from the poem called the Highwayman. Here are some pieces of published work:

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In Geography, we learnt all about North America and the biomes in it. We made maps with the different biomes and coloured them in differently. We also learned about all the different features of the land – human and physical, as well as understanding the weather. We wish we could visit North America – it sounds like the most amazing place!

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This term in French we have learnt how to say all the numbers up to 31, we have learnt how to say all the days of the week in French and months of the year. This has helped us write sentences, which say when our birthdays are!




What another amazing half term of learning in Year 5! The children really worked their socks off across the curriculum and made all the staff incredibly proud!

Happy New Year from the Year 5 Team!