Year 5 Termly Information Autumn 2 2018

Summary of this terms learning

This term we have been learning about children in Victorian times, including all about the awful jobs they had to endure to the toys they used to play with.

This coincided nicely with their English reading, the book ‘A Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty , a fiction story that is based on a true story of an orphan whose plight inspired Doctor Barnardo to set up his famous children’s refuge. The children also studied A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and reproduced their own booklets which they read to Y2 pupils, who then wrote a book review.

We have continued with our Spanish lessons and in PE we have been playing hockey and using the apparatus. In Science we have been studying properties and changes of materials, including dissolving, separating materials and irreversible changes.

Children’s comments about their learning

“The top three things I enjoyed the most at school this half term were the maths questions as they are always really challenging; DT, as we got to design and make our own bread; and the homework because it was fun.” Matthew.

“The main thing I enjoyed was the topic of the Victorians. It was fascinating and the story, “Street Child” gripped me.” Dougie.

“I had a lot of fun making my “Christmas Carol” booklet and reading it to the Year Twos because I was proud of my book and it gave me great experience sharing it with younger children.” Soha.

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