This Term's Topics
VictoriansScience - forcesDT - making teddies Music - brass instruments
This term we are learning all about The Victorians. We will explore what life was like for Victorian children by re-enacting a Victorian school day, reading a range of Victorian themed texts in English, developing our embroidery and sewing skills as well as having a visit to Beamish. The children will explore how the Victorian era played a crucial role in the development of technology as we know it today by researching some key inventors.
Our class read is Street Child by Berlie Doherty.
Children will continue to need to bring their PE kits on Fridays and swimming kits on Wednesdays.
Class 13 Home Learning
Children will be given a new list of spellings in their homework book every Friday, along with some word meanings to find out linked to our topic. Homework books should be returned to school by Thursday, ready for learning to be checked on Friday.
Children are also expected to read regularly at home. Please continue to support your child's progress in reading by hearing them read as much as possible and asking questions about what they have read. Reading to your child also continues to be important in year 5 as it can play a huge role in developing understanding and building on vocabulary by enabling children to access more sophisticated texts.
The children continue to have access to Timestable Rockstars and it's great to see their enthusiasm for this has carried on into the Spring term. We are aiming for instant recall of all times tables up to 12, as well as knowledge of division facts.
'Hit the Button' is another useful online game to help children learn their times tables. Please see the link below.
You can find extra homework activity ideas in the grid in their homework book.
Class 13 Weblinks
Times table practiceScience Spelling, grammar and punctuation