Year 5


Teacher: Mrs Hannick
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Carson
In Year 5, we are becoming aware of our own strengths and interests and areas of development. Mrs Hannick encourages us to ‘give it a go’ even if we don’t succeed. This will help us to become more confident learners and not fear failure. As long as we have tried our best, the ethos of the class is that we will get there in the end.

In our class, we are encouraged to be independent and creative in our learning and to think for ourselves and not to always rely on others.

To find out more about our class and what activities we have been undertaking on a daily basis, then please take a look at the details below. This page will be regularly updated with new material, so please keep checking back for new information.

13 January 2017

Year 5 Topic Information Summer Term 2

(updated 15 June 2017)

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Operation Christmas Child

The PSHE theme across the school in November is “Compassion” so the children in class 5 ran “Operation Christmas Child”. They produced power points and posters to advertise the campaign. Seventeen shoe boxes were filled and have now been sent to help less fortunate children in other parts of the world.

This half term, the focus of learning for the class is on modern day London. The children are looking at the human and physical features of London and in their Design Technology lessons, they will be making a model of a major landmark using a wooden frame. They will study the River Thames and identify its importance both today and in Victorian times.


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Victorian Times

This term Year 5 have been looking at London now and in the past. For much of the term our literacy book was "Street Child" by Berlie Doherty. This is a story about a poor Victorian boy who lived in London and is based on a true account. As a class, last half term, we looked at what it was like for children in Victorian times.

We studied factory and workhouse conditions and how some people sought to improve the working conditions of these children. The children studied the major laws that were passed and wrote chronological reports about Dr Barnardo.

They looked at the work of William Morris and produced some pieces of art in the style of this artist, including using the skill of printing. This half term culminated in a trip to the 'Ragged School' museum which was set up by Dr Barnardo.

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