Castle Bromwich Junior School

Year 5 Summer Term 2022

English - Deadly 60

Our English text for this term is Deadly 60 by Steve Backshall. The children are loving reading this book and finding out about all of the deadly animals! Here are our door displays and some examples of our non-chronological reports.

Science - Life Cycles

One of the Science units in Summer term is learning about Life Cycles of different groups of animals and plants. This year, Y5 were lucky enough to have witnessed the life cycle of a butterfly; they managed to grow 6 butterflies successfully from the larva (caterpillar) stage! They were all very excited to release them this term, too!

Sports Day!

Sports day is back this year, with the full support of parents, which is great news. The theme this year was very much linked to the Common Wealth games, with children applied skills linked to sports that they will see athletes competing in this summer. The children worked in their House teams across different events such as bean bag throw, javelin and even applied their cricket and rugby skills!

Science - Our Bodies

Another exciting unit in Science in Y5 is when we learn all about "Our Bodies". Children particularly find it fascinating learning about the blood; Y5 made their own "blood" this term, choosing items that would represent platelets, red blood cells, white blood cells and plasma!

Topic - South America

As part  of our South America unit, children explored the Amazon river. They also learned about the Ring of Fire and locations of volcanoes and earthquakes affecting South America. 

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