Year 5 Jet Update

Year 5 Jet enjoyed writing the Victorian flashback stories. We have identified structural and language features of a flashback and learnt how to use embedded clauses correctly.

Did you know that Victorian children, who lived in a workhouse, were punished and beaten at school for nothing? Teachers were extremely strict; boys and girls learnt different things. Unbelievable! Furthermore, we’ve loved stepping into our drama bubble and acting out what it was like for children in the workhouse.

In Maths, we have been learning how to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000, using place value and common facts. Maths is fun!

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

We are very excited about what we have got coming up in Year 5! We will be starting with learning all about the Victorians. We will be linking this to most of our subjects: we will be making Victorian sponge cakes for our afternoon tea party, investigating and analysing historical artefacts and we will experience the life of a Victorian child through role play too.

Any books about the Victorians would be very welcome for display and to share with the class, but please remember to put your name in them.  In Maths, Year 5 will be concentrating on securing our number knowledge and building on the number skills learnt in Year 4. At the start of the term, we will be comparing and ordering numbers, learning about powers of 10 whilst always practising the four different calculation operations of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.

Our Science topic this half term is Earth and Space. Throughout the half term we will be carrying out some practical investigations. In Art, Year 5 will be focussing on the work of Lowry and industrial landscapes, relating to our topic of the Victorians. Year 5 will also continue to build on their language learning in French and will start the year by learning about different greetings (Bonjour!), expressing their feelings and speaking about animals.

Each week Year 5 will have two PE lessons a week. Across the year, Year 5 will learn a variety of games, whilst also having gym and dance lessons.  Please make sure that you are always fully equipped for your PE lessons with trainers, tracksuits and indoor kit.

Please see our Curriculum Letter for more details on all of our other subjects.

Remember to follow us on Twitter too!

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I am confident that we will have a wonderful start to the year! 

Ms Shergill, Miss Reed and Mrs Radomska


In Year 5 Tigers Eye this week we have been writing our own diary entries about poor Victorian children and how different our lives are now. This has involved taking part in research to create fact files, writing a detailed plan and constructing the different paragraphs with the different features we have been learning.

During maths this week we have been using our known multiplication facts to help us solve other problems. We have been using physical resources including linking cubes; this has helped us to understand factors, multiples and prime numbers.

Throughout this half term, Tigers Eye have been working extremely hard to create a gymnastics sequence. This has involved constructing 1 point, 2 point and 3 point balances. As part of their sequence, each group has introduced transitions and apparatus to perfect their performances. To finalise this unit of work, Year 5 performed their sequences to years 1-6 on Tuesday. It was fantastic!

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November 2018 Update

In Year 5 Jet this week we have been learning about important figures in the history: Thomas Barnardo and Lord Shaftesbury. We have realised that Doctor Barnardo was actually Barnie from our class novel “Street Child”! We wrote book reviews and identified the cause and effect of one of the events in the book.

In English we have been writing balanced arguments using formal language. Should children in primary schools learn about the Victorians? Some writing will be presented during out ‘Victorian Tea Party’ on Monday. We cannot wait!

We have also learned how and when to use complex punctuation. Did you know that dashes can separate extra information – an embedded clause - in a sentence?

On Wednesday, we walked to post our invitations for the tea party. Let’s hope they will arrive on time!

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Year 5 Garnet Update

In Year 5 Garnet this week we have been learning about the lives of rich and poor Victorian children and what a stark difference there was! We have planned and started writing a diary entry as a poor Victorian child; how unfair life was for them.

Maths has been fun this week with lots of work on factors, multiples and prime numbers. The children were required to explain their answers with mathematical reasoning-this proved to be a great challenge!

In Science we have been discussing how the planets orbit the sun and the varying amounts of time they take. We were shocked to discover Uranus takes 84 earth years to go all the way around!

On Friday, we had our annual celebration of Harvest. All of year five performed a song together with actions and some children read out the poems they had written. It was a lovely assembly.

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