Amazon - Year Five
Welcome to Amazon! This half-term our topic is ‘Slavers and Traders’. We will be learning all about trade in the UK and it’s history. This will involve learning about some sensitive issues linked to slavery. We will move on to learn about inspirational people who were involved in the slave trade such as William Wilberforce and Harriet Tubman.
Throughout the topic, we will be writing discursive texts (linked to our debating workshops) in preparation for our debate against schools from our Leeds East Primary Partnership Trust. Our debate topic for the competition is proposing ‘All children have the right to an education to the age of 18’. Linked to this topic, we will be visited by a rice farmer from Malawi and we are hoping to sell bags of rice to fund one Malawian child’s place in education for a year!
In Art and DT, we will be looking at ‘underground railroad quilts’ making quilt collages and also a class quilt. In science, we will be studying changing materials and their properties. In RE, we will be studying ‘Why are some places and journeys special?’. In PSHE we will be studying self-belief and how our feelings affect our actions and others and also stereotypes, discrimination and prejudice (including tackling homophobia). In PE, we will be working on our personal skills when taking on challenges, improving our reaction time, improving our agility and ball handling skills as well as looking at the game of handball.
Please encourage your child to read at home and write a question linked to their reading each night
Learning log homework is given on Fridays and should be back in school by Wednesday
Spellings are given on Fridays and tested the following Friday
PE is outdoor and indoor and will be on Monday and Wednesday.