"The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it." Kalpana Chawla (Engineer and first Indian American woman to go to space)
Welcome to Year 5
This term, we will be going back to the Victorian era, exploring and learning about the life of Victorian children and writing a diary entry using inspiration from a variety of different texts set within the Victorian era (including Street Child). In Maths, we will finish off decimal fractions, before moving on to money and then negative numbers.
In Science, we will be investigating changing materials, that will include grouping, comparing and observing changes that result in the formation of new materials.
Our Big Ideas this term are EQUALITY and PROGRESS. We will be asking the Big Question:
- Has childhood changed positively?
Inspirational People we will be looking at are:
- Thomas Barnardo- The founder of the British charity in 1866, to care for vulnerable children.
- Kingdom Brunel- An versatile and audacious engineer, responsible for the design of tunnels, bridges, railway lines and ships.
- Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies- An African orphan who became the protégée of Queen Victoria.
- Ada Lovelace- A computing pioneer who studied and helped to refine the machine, determining an algorithm by which it could make complex calculations; because of this, she is widely recognised as the world’s first computer programmer.
Year 5 Curriculum Letters:
Year 5 Learning Organisers:
How can I support my child?
Library: Tuesday 16th November (Class 13)
Library: Wednesday 17th November (Class 12)
Victorian School Experience Trip at the Oxfordshire Museum: Wednesday 24th November
Cake Crumbly Dates: