Autumn Term 2020

The children have quickly settled into life in Year 5. Our topic this term is Explorers and The World and Beyond and we’ve completed lots of work based on the picture book ‘Here We Are’ which looks at the Earth and our place on it. We have found this the perfect book to help us settle back into school life and to also try and make sense of the very strange year that 2020 has been. We’ve also carried out activities based around Katherine Rundell’s excellent ‘The Explorer’ novel, which has allowed us to use our Forest School sessions to role play problem solving activities as real life explorers and even write letters to politicians highlighting the huge importance of natural resources, such as The Amazon Rainforest, where the book is set, and the devastating effect deforestation is having on the biodiversity of these areas.