Spring Term 2020

Our topic this term is Victorians and the children will be thinking about whether or not they would like to have been alive in the Victorian era. We have learnt about Queen Victoria and wondered what it might have been like to have such power at only 18. The children have been baking Victoria sponge cakes at home and the class have been judging them on their taste, texture and looks.

In Maths in year 6 our current focus is fractions and we have been getting to grips with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Our knowledge of times tables is, as ever, proving very useful with this! The children in year 5 have been learning about multiplication and are beginning to use formal written methods in addition to learning about prime numbers, factors, multiples and squared and cubed numbers.

In English we have begun reading Berlie Doherty’s Street Child and the children have loved meeting the varied characters in the book so far. They are enjoying predicting what might happen in the story and can’t wait to read more each day!  

Our Science this term is all about living things and their habitats and we have been investigating flowering plants. We are also loving working with Hannah from the National Trust and enjoyed sharing with her what we already now about living things.