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Autumn Term 2014

Welcome to Year 5 Autumn Term 2014


Our topic this term is:


Welcome to the Jungle


Our learning challenge for this term is:


What is so special about the rain forests?




Our key texts this term are:


  • Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet  
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Our story is set in the high tea plantations of northern India. The main character Tashi finds she must pick tea to pay for a doctor when her mother falls ill. However, she is too small to reach the shoots and the cruel Overseer sends her away empty handed. Tashi needs a miracle! Then something extraordinary happens.


We began by researching some background information and even had a tea tasting session!

  • The Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry