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Summer Term 1 - Sow, Grow and Farm

Sow, Grow and Farm


Welcome to the 5th of our exciting projects this year. This term our project is Sow, Grow and Farm. In this project your child will learn about allotments in the United Kingdom and how having allotments were encouraged in Britain during the Second World War. The children will learn about food webs and animal life cycles in their science lessons. The children will plan their own allotments and what fruit and vegetables they may be able to grow in there. They will investigate the different ways plants reproduce and will have fun dissecting flowers and identifying all the parts of the flower. The children will look at the different types of farming in the UK and the challenges that farmers face. The children will learn about the benefits of eating seasonally and will have the opportunity to cook their own seasonal soup. Finally the children will learn about world farming, the different climate zones and where different foods are grown.

Home learning - Year 5 have produced some incredible pieces of homework.

English - Year 5 have worked hard writing their own non- chronological report on allotments independently.

Music - Year 5 have enjoyed performing Old MacDonald on boomwhackers by reading notation.

Science- Today Year 5 enjoyed learning about food webs. They created their own food chains and understand how animals rely on plants and other animals to get their food.

Geography Memorable Experience - Year 5 learnt what an allotment is and what makes a successful one. They then had great fun designing their own allotments.

Queen's Jubilee Celebrations - Year 5 had a fantastic afternoon celebrating the Queen's Jubilee. They learnt how to hand jive, made their own Union flags, learnt all about the history of our Queen and created part of a collage dedicated to the Queen.

Author Tom Palmer - Year 5 enjoyed a virtual visit from author Tom Palmer. They got the chance to ask lots of questions and learn all about what it takes to be a successful author.

Geography - Year 5 learnt about the different climate zones in North and South America and had to match different types of farming to the correct climate zones.

Computing - Year 5 had great fun in a computing lesson where they learnt how to add slides, transitions and change backgrounds on Microsoft PowerPoint. They used their new skills to create their own quiz for their project Sow, Grow and Farm.

Year 5 had a fantastic time completing their companion project. They made leek and potato soup and had to peel and chop the potatoes and leeks themselves.

Year 5 have written some amazing diary entrances about a day in the life of a farmer and some of the challenges farmers face.