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Year 5

In Year 5, our Spring 1 topic is…

How might you try to survive, if you crash-landed in the Amazon rainforest? 

We will focus on: the country of Brazil, the Amazon River, the layers of the rainforest, various plants and animals that can be found there, and lots more!


Our HOT topic questions are:

  • What is the climate like in a rainforest?
  • Where are the world’s rainforests located?
  • Can you name any animals you would find in the Amazon?
  • How have animals adapted to live in the rainforest?
  • Why is the rainforest so useful to humans?


Key Vocabulary Table

Biodiversity –

 Climate –


 Colony –


Equatorial –


 Humid –

 Indigenous –


Carbon Dioxide (CO2) –

 Deforestation –

Liana –

The wide variety of living things on Earth.

The weather and temperature usually found in an area over a long period of time.

A group of the same kind of animal that live and work closely together.

Grows near the equator (the area around the middle of the earth). It is very warm (in the Tropics).

Having a high level of moisture in the air.

A living things that belongs naturally to an area.

A gas that is released when fuel burns and animals breathe. Plants absorb it.

Destruction of trees over large areas.

Rope-like plants that grow up trees.


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Our Literacy Focus

This half term, we will be reading (and writing our own versions of) ‘Journey’ stories with a focus on cohesion.



The text that we will be focusing on is: The Explorer by Katherine Rundell






To see the Weekly Timetable and Long Term Plan for Year 5 learning, please click the links below. 

Weekly Timetable

Long Term Plan



If you are isolating due to Covid, please visit your Showbie page daily to find new work and get feedback 🙂




We recommend that your child also regularly accesses the following learning platforms: 



Link to Year 5/6 Statutory Spellings- Look, cover, say, write, check.



Click here to download a list of suggested reading books for Year 5 children.



Supporting well-being is super important right now. Here’s a great website to lots of free well-being activities…. https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/free-resources/



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