Year 5 - corroboree frog
Welcome to Year 5!
The Corroboree Frog is a critically endangered species from Australia. Only found in a small alpine region of the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, the frog is under serious threat due to its longer breeding cycle and from the impact of the Chytrid fungus. The frogs are extremely striking, having black and bright yellow stripes. Some even have blue stripes on their underbelly, however, it is a scientific mystery as to why. Our class have been fascinated to find out that this frog only grows in length up to 2.5cm-3cm and is one of the most toxic frogs in our world. They are also one of the only frogs to crawl and not hop to get around. The frog was also chosen because of its link to the indigenous, Aboriginal people of Australia. The word ‘Corroboree’ is an Aboriginal term meaning, ‘gathering’. The Aboriginal people would paint white stripes on themselves during Corroboree. The stripes of the frog are homage to the stripes on the traditional land owners.
Year 5 Curriculum Map
Please see below what Year 5 are learning this term. If you click on the documents, they will open into a large version.
The documents are Knowledge Organisers. They contain key facts and information that the children need to have as a basic knowledge and understanding of the topic – giving them the ‘bigger picture’ of what they will be learning at school.
Please click on the home learning grid to see this weeks learning. There are additional resources below and worksheets to help but these do not need to be printed off. All work can be completed on Purple Mash (link below) or in your child's home learning book.
We have also included a number of websites, links to online stories and books to read aloud as well as some links to physical activities to keep your children moving. Please remember everything you have learnt about keeping safe online.
Home Learning Autumn 1
Home Learning Grid Autumn 1
Dreamtime Writing Task
How the Kangaroo got its Tail
Problems of the Day Questions
Problems of the Day Answers
Times Tables Template
Images of Hope
Please click on the picture below to access the Purple Mash website. Please ask your child's teacher if you are unsure of the log in details.
Click here to be directed to our Purple Mash information page.
Please click on the links below to access different online stories that children can read or listen to. Most of them do not require you to sign up. Enjoy!
Magic Key Story Books
Keeping active is really important. Please try and do some physical activity everyday for 30 minutes.
Joe Wicks PE Lesson
5 a day