Our new topic for the first half term is ‘I Wonder…’, which will have a focus on local geography including maps and map reading, waterways, transport and local industry. These enquiries will shape our learning: I wonder what our local area used to be like; I wonder what our local area will look like in the future; and I wonder how this compares to other places in this country and other places in other countries?
Our class text will be Wonder by R.J. Palacio, for which we have found a free digital version linked in our Google Classroom page and on this page of the school website. Children are welcome to purchase their own physical copies to aid in their learning. For readers who may need extra support, we have also found audiobook versions of the story for them to read along with on YouTube – also for free!
As a result, I am requesting that all year 5 pupils have read the class text before the autumn term begins so that we are able to spend more time on analysis and discussion of the text. See below for further, year 5 curriculum information.