Spring Term 2018

Our topic this term is Victorians and based on the children’s limited knowledge of the Victorian era they have been thinking about whether or not they would have liked to be a Victorian. As the term goes on and they learn more, they may well change their minds!

In Maths our current focus is fractions and we have been getting to grips with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions; finding equivalent fractions; comparing fractions and decimals; finding fractions of amounts and ordering fractions greater than one (mixed numbers). Our knowledge of times tables and all the work we did on them last term is proving very useful with this!

In English we have been reading Berlie Doherty’s Street Child and the children have loved writing in role as the different characters we have met in the book so far. They are enjoying predicting what might happen in the story and can’t wait to read more each day! They have produced some fantastic writing and poetry based on this book! 

Our Science this term is all about living things and their habitats and we have been investigating flowering and non-flowering plants.

In Art we have been studying William Morris and have produced some intricate designs inspired by his work.

As the term has progressed we have used our knowledge of fractions when learning about decimals and percentages in Maths. We enjoyed creating graphs to represent some of the activities we participated in for Sport Relief.

The year 5 children had another wonderful enrichment morning at OSVA. This time the theme was Humanities and the children learnt about the philosophical dilemma of utilitarianism. 

We celebrated the end of the term with a fantastic Victorian Day; the children looked fabulous in their costumes.