Macaws - Year 5 2020 - 2021

Miss Michiels



Summer Term 2021

Curriculum Learning - Summer 1


Welcome back to Macaws class. I hope you have had a lovely Easter break and are ready for the next enriching term ahead.

In our history topic for this half-term, the children will explore the question of why people go on a journey, and look at very different types of journey in depth. They will make links to the journeys made by those peoples already studied in earlier Key Stage 2 units, such as those covered in Year 4 Roman Britain, Year 5 The Anglo-Saxons and The Vikings. The journeys we will study span from the Tudor period to those undertaken today by refugees. Children will examine why refugees make dangerous journeys today. This approach supports the children in developing their chronological understanding and helps them gain a greater sense of period.


However, we will start this half-term by reading the book "The Lost Book of Adventure" by the Unknown Adventurer.

"You'll be transported by riveting adventure tales from around the globe, like surviving a Saharan dust storm, being woken by an intrepid emperor penguin in Antarctica and coming face-to-face with a venomous bushmaster (one of the most dangerous snakes on the planet).
The Unknown Adventurer will provide information on wild camping, rafting, exploration, and shelters and dens, plus tips on first aid and tying knots. You will become experts on wilderness basics, like building a fire, what to do if you get lost, and how to build various types of shelters."

The children will be inspired to set out on their own adventure; plan and write a survival guide of their own, alongside a narrative about survival in the wilderness. These pieces of writing will include everything you need to know about how to live and thrive in nature, from the principles of treehouse building to wilderness first aid. 


Reading, Spelling and Maths homework will be set each Friday via Teams and is due the following Wednesday. There will be 2 pieces of online homework for the children to complete.


To keep up to date with what is happening in our class, make sure you regularly check our school's Twitter feed.


Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact me using the email address at the top of the page.


It's an exciting year at Cuddington Primary School!

Kind Regards,

Miss Michiels
Macaws' teacher, MFL lead & DT lead


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