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Year 5 Term 1

This half term, we are going to be travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. We will discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things we take for granted today!

National Curriculum

As Writers, we will be writing non chronological reports, drawing on our own research and experiences of Victorian schools.

As Readers, we will be focusing on the class text, Oliver Twist. We will be drawing inferences such as inferring a characters feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and providing justifications for their views.

As Mathematicians, we will be reading, writing and ordering numbers up to 1,000,000 and counting forwards and backwards in steps of powers of 10. We will also be interpreting negative numbers in context.

As Scientists, we will compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties.

As Artists, we will describe and explain the ideas, methods and techniques used by L.S.Lowry to create our own artwork that, depicts his style.

As Design Technologists, we will be creating our own Victorian recipes and designing our own piece of Victorian sewing alongside experimenting with different types of stitches.

As Programmers and users of Technology, we will be using ‘Scratch’ to create our own computer programme.

As Geographers, we will locate Victorian towns, villages and buildings on a map and annotate how each of the sites are connected and their significance to the Victorian period.

As Historians, we will discuss the question: Who were the Victorians? We will use a range of materials to gather ideas and find out about crime and punishment in Victorian England.

As Musicians, we will listen to and comment on the work of musicians and composers indicating our won preferences.

In Religious Education we will be discussing beliefs, values and other factors that influence ourselves and others.


Year 5-  Revolution
Homework Project

For this half term’s homework project , you can either:

– Research significant Victorian battles and produce a map, model or plan to explain battle strategies.

– Find out about Victorian railways using Bradshaw’s guide ( Present your information in an exciting way.

– Find out about the life of a child worker.

Please bring your projects into school to share by Monday 9th October.