Benhurst Primary School
Weekly Overview
Year 5

This page provides parents with an overview of what the children are learning about in Maths and Literacy as well as outlining their current homework.

If there are specific on-going issues with any aspects of your child’s homework, please contact their class teacher directly to discuss the matter further.

January 01 2018
Year 5
Stories from Other Cultures - the Rainforest

Reading is fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be. Reading develops your brain, provides a window into the world around you and gives you a greater chance to succeed.

Please support your child read by hearing them at least four times a week and completing their Reading Record. Thank you!

Maths Facts tested on:
Group 1

To know the multiplication and division facts for the twelve times table.
Group 2

Group 3

Spelling tested on: January 23 2018
Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

We would like to invite the children to take part in a half termly project which they should undertake in addition to their reading and learning their spellings and maths facts.

The children should choose a minimum of one task per section or more if they wish!

Children will be awarded a certificate upon the completion of their project.

Be a writer!
Write a poem about the rainforest or an animal found in the rainforest and illustrate it appropriately.

Minimum of 1 A4 page with illustrations.

Save the Rainforest!
An area of rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second.
Create a poster, leaflet or PowerPoint to persuade people to help protect the Rainforest.

Minimum of 1 A4 page, the majority of which must be written information.

Make a rainforest survival guide. Include a kit list, dangerous animals to watch out for, health and safety instructions and a diagram of how to build a shelter with labels.

Minimum of 2 A4 pages.
Be a detective!
Produce a fact sheet about products which come from the Rainforest.
Identify what they are used for and who uses them.
Which products do you use in your home? Why?
How far have these products had to travel for you to use them?

Minimum of 2 A4 pages.
What do we get from the rainforest?
Investigate the medicines, foods and materials that it provides and how we benefit from them.

Minimum of 2 A4 pages.
Find out about a tribe who live in the Rainforest.
Where do they live?
What do they live in?
What do they eat?
How do they get their food?
What do they wear?
What language do they speak?
Do children attend school?
Be creative with the presentation of your findings.

Minimum of 2 A4 pages.

Get creative!
Create your own rainforest board game. Decide what the track will be, number of players, adventures, obstacles, rewards, quiz questions, etc.
Make sure you include a set of instructions explaining how to play it.
Design and make your own Rainforest animal and include a written description.
Think about:
- what it is like;
- where it lives (which layer of the forest);
- what it looks like;
- what it eats (diet)
-who hunts it (predators).
Produce a lifecycle of an animal or plant. This can be 3D made or simply illustrated. Make sure you include explanations for each stage.

Additional information on our learning this week

The final deadline for all homework projects is **Thursday 22nd March 2018.** They need to be written in pencil or handwriting pen which has been provided. Homework projects can be completed in books or as loose leaf pamphlets, demonstrating a high level of presentation.