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Term 5 - Sow, Grow and Farm



It is now term 5 and we have very much settled back into school life. This term we will be looking to explore the topic 'Sow, Grow and Farm', this is a Geography based topic. We will learn about allotments in the UK and how the government encouraged people to have these in order to support food rationing during the Second World War.


We will have the opportunity to learn about farming in the UK and the techniques used in modern farming, including the challenges that farmers face. We will explore the benefits of eating seasonally and about the pros and cons of importing food. We will also learn about world farming and how the different climate zones affect where different foods can be grown.


We will learn about food webs and animal life cycles, including how living things are dependent on one another within a habitat. We will investigate the different ways that plants reproduce and will dissect flowering plants to identify the different structures.

Potato growing - before the end of term, we spent time looking at the potatoes 'chitting' and planted them ready to watch them grow.

In Year 5, we have been exploring the artwork of the famous Van Gogh. We discussed his significance and how powerful his artwork still is. Over the past few weeks, we have been recreating his piece called 'Sunflower'. One week we used oil pastels and the next we used coloured pencils. We then compared the effect that both gave.

This term, we have explored lots of different things in Science. We have looked at how plants grow, including planting our own sunflowers, potatoes and looking after a chilli plant. We have explored different types of farming and also looked at the seasonality of foods.

For our first genre of the term, we explored poetry and looked at the poem ‘Tyger’ by William Blake, before writing our own.