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Year 5: Amber and Saffron

Year 5


Welcome back to the final half term of the year!


Following on from the Tudor learning from last half term, Year 5 will dive into another new very interesting history topic focus – the Victorians. Year 5 will use their Power of Reading book, “Street Child” to gain some perspective on the period and, through history lessons, they will learn all about the lives of Victorians, looking specifically at the lives of children during this period.


Pupils will study sources from the time during their history lessons, including written and photographic sources to establish some of the similarities and differences between the life of a child then compared to now. They will also compare the time period with those they have studied before and understand its placement in a chronological timeline.


In English, pupils will further develop their ability to write cohesively, particularly considering their reader and how to engage them. They will understand how to use parenthesis, including commas, dashes and brackets to add detail to their writing.


Pupils will refine their reasoning skills, ahead of their transition to Year 6 in maths lessons. They will look particularly at statistics and create different graphs and represent data in different ways. Pupils will also look at time and learn how to calculate the duration of different events.


As part of their learning in Design Technology, pupils will understand, from their learning in history, that the Victorians invented different hats. Pupils will design and create a prototype hat from start to finish during this topic.


Finally, as part of their learning in R.E. pupils will come to understand what marriage means in different religions and the responsibilities that come with it. Pupils will learn about the different types of ceremonies held in each religion to celebrate marriage and compare and contrast these with their own experiences.


As before, P.E. will continue to take place on Thursday afternoons and all pupils should attend school in the appropriate PE kit on that day.


The Year 5 team would like to thank all parents and carers who have supported pupils’ learning, not only throughout the Summer Term, but across the whole academic year.


We look forward to rounding off the year with great success.

Saffron class really enjoyed celebrating world book day and wanted to share with you. They created a comic strip for Alice in the wonderland along with some portraits of the main characters.