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    Class 4            Year 4/5      Miss Newton



Dear Parent/ Carer,

What we will be doing and why we will be doing it.

The title of this term’s Learning Journey is ‘Parish Workhouse’ where we will be finding out about the lives of children living in Victorian times. We will look at this era more generally to begin with; finding out about the key historical and geographical events during the period. This will provide children with a useful context for our main work in English this term, which is based around the story ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. Through this text, children with gain a much deeper insight into the lives of children at the time. We will particularly focus on the difference in experiences between children from poorer, and from wealthier backgrounds.


This term in Art, children will be finding out about the Victorian artist William Morris. They will be learning about printing techniques and how these have changed and developed over the years. Children will get lots of opportunities to hone their own printing skills too.


Children will also be learning about electricity as part of their work in Science. They will be finding out about the history and development of electricity as well as looking forward, to find out about newer, greener options and alternatives.



The children receive a list of spellings on a Monday and they will be tested on these on the Friday of that week. Please support your child in learning their spellings and in clarifying the meaning of any unfamiliar words. Children will also be given a set of spelling activities which aim to make the learning of spellings more enjoyable and effective.



Please try to read with your child regularly at home. Lots of reading is important to help support the children’s learning in all areas of the curriculum. If your child has Lexia, encouraging lots of use of this will also support progress in reading.



Literacy or Maths will be set on a Wednesday to be handed in the following Monday. If your child completes any extra work encourage them to bring it in to show me. I may also set homework linked with our Learning Journey from time-to-time.


PE Days

Tuesday- Miss Newton                                                Wednesday – Premier Sports Coach      



Next term our topic will be: A Christmas Carol