Year 5 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 5
Mrs Mowat, Mrs Wigglesworth & Miss Wildig are all very excited to welcome you all back to school for the Spring term in year 5. We hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas with your families and feel ready to explore our new topic 'Oliver Twist', as we delve back in time to the Victorian era.
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Our Learning This Term
Mathematics sessions will develop and consolidate everyone's knowledge of Number, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics.
As part of our narrative unit, we will be writing stories of suspense and mystery within Victorian literature ('Oliver Twist ' by Charles Dickens). The children will also be exploring play scripts. Withing our non-fiction unit, we will be creating journalistic pieces which discuss the work of children in the mills in order to 'Stop Child Labour!' As we learn about Victorian childhood, the children will be writing diary entries and recounts in role. We will also explore performance poetry and the significant work of William Blake 'The Chimney Sweep'.
We will continue to enjoy reading together in our Guiding Reading sessions, when we will share books based on the era of our topic. We are excited to start the term with the text 'Cogheart' by Peter Bunzl.
The children will consolidate their understanding of 'Electricty' as we learn about the generation of this power source and investigate the Victorian invention of electric street lighting. They will also learn about the function of magnets and recognise their use in Victorian inventions and toys as part of our 'Forces' unit.
This will be given out on a Wednesday and should be returned on the following Wednesday. Your child will received a paper copy of the work, but we will also upload the activities onto the website. These will be available to download in the files section below.
PE will take place twice a week. Please ensure that your child has their full kit in school each week with suitable footwear. Outdoor PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon (both classes). 5W will have their indoor PE on a Thursday morning. 5MW will have their indoor PE on a Friday morning.
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