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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Larch Class and Rowan Class


How to identify a Larch tree

  • Larch trees are conifers.
  • In spring, the leaves of a larch tree are a bright green colour but in autumn they turn golden yellow.
  • They have clusters or 'tufts' of short needles on its twiggy branches.
  • They have upright cones.


How to identify a Rowan tree

  • The leaves grow on alternate pairs on the twig.
  • Rowan trees generally only grow to around 10 metres tall.
  • A rowan tree has berries which ripen to a red colour.
  • The bark is smooth, shiny and grey.

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely break. 


Our topic this term is Survival and we will be studying the following books:

  • 'Way Home' by Libby Hathorn
  • 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty
  • 'Ice Trap! Shackleton's Incredible Expedition' by Meredith Hooper
  • 'Shackleton's Journey' by William Grill








Navigation 1 On our Way Home.
Navigation 2 Using bearings to find places in our locality.
Home Learning Links

We look forward to seeing your home learning for this term.

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