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Year 5

Our first theme is exploring the life of Harriet Tubman, who is famously known for risking her life to save thousands of slaves. We will have the chance to disguise ourselves as she did, to escape and find freedom.

As writers we will be exploring biographies and autobiographies. We will write diary entries, poetry, non chronological reports and newspaper articles and use role-play to act out her journey through the underground.

As mathematicians we will be developing our place value skills, using this to solve mathematical problems based on addition and subtraction. We will be applying this to real life problems.

As readers we will be focusing on using our inference and deduction skills. This will enable us to retrieve information from texts to help us to explore the themes in more detail. We will be focusing on good reading aloud and reading for pleasure.

As geographers we will explore the worlds continents from Europe to North and South America, Asia and Africa using maps. We will also discover the similarities and difference between some of the countries with a focus on human geography and characteristics.

As scientists we will be investigating forces, we shall be putting these forces to the test to discover how we can relate them to the things around us in everyday life.

As artists, we will be using our observations of the natural world around us to create abstract images. We will be experimenting with different materials and mediums to create texture.

As philosophers, we will develop our communication skills learning to express our views and opinions confidently. We will focus our discussions on what we think is right and wrong, thinking independently and the influence of others.

As theologians, we will be looking at the teachings of Jesus, the morals that he preached to others and think about how these teachings can be related to everyday life.

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