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    Class 5            Year 5/6      Miss Skidmore  



Dear Parent/ Carer,

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

This term our topic is The Victorians. During this this topic, we will be exploring what it was like to live in the Victorian Times. In History, we will look at what life was like for children, focussing on life in the workhouse and education for children. In Science, we will be looking at Victorian Inventors and looking at the inventions that were created during the Victorian Period.

In Art, we will be looking at the designer William Morris. We will learn about his life and then create our own wall paper in the style of William Morris using different techniques such as sketching and printing.

In English, we will be writing our own short stories based on the text ‘The paradise Garden’. Later in the term we will be focusing on the text ‘Street Child’. We will use our knowledge from our learning in history and the text itself to write diary entries from the view point of the children in the story.


This term in Maths we will be covering place value, properties of number, addition and subtraction, angles and circles and multiplication.

Try this at home

IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year groups.  The year 5 and 6 pages have links to practice both English and maths skills.  Pages are then split into skills of which each has a practice question for the children to think about.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


The children receive a list of spellings on a Monday which will be based on a focus spelling rule. They will be tested on these the following Monday. Please support your child in learning their spellings.



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.



Literacy and Maths will be set on a Wednesday to be handed in the following Monday. On some occasions children may be set additional homework tasks.


PE Days

Wednesday    (Premier Sports)           Thursday - (Premier Sports)  


Next term our topic will be: A Christmas Carol