"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 using inspiration from the records of Robert Falcon Scott’s tragic Antarctic exhibition and our experience of a Victorian school. In Maths, we will finish off decimal fractions, before moving on to negative numbers. In Science, we will continue to compare and describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
Our Big Ideas this term are HEROISM and PROGRESS. We will be asking the broad 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 - A 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.
- Robert Falcon Scott - Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions.
Year 5 Curriculum Letters:
Year 5 Learning Organisers:
Term 3: Science - Earth and Beyond
How can I support my child?
4th October 2022 - Dance workshop
6th October 2022 - Poetry Day & workshop with Mark Grist