Y5 Chestnut Class
Mrs S Littlewood
Welcome to Year 5!
We hope you have all had a lovely half-term and are ready for the next half term in Y5. We are excited to be starting a brand new half-term in Chestnut. Our aim is to provide a happy, engaging and challenging environment, where pupils can learn together in order to reach their full potential. We encourage children to support each other through collaborative learning and supportive feedback.
Our topic this term is The Victorians and our big questions is:
‘How Victorious Were The Victorians?’
Across the curriculum, we will be discovering how significant people from The Victorian Era have impacted on life today; we will be focussing on topics, inventions and ideas that particular people are remembered for. We are looking forward to our Victorian Day on Wednesday 4th November where we will learn more about life in a Victorian school. Please dress up like a Victorian child-it will be an exciting day.
Key Questions for our topic:
How did The Victorians impact on how we live today?
What was life like in Victorian Britain? What were children’s experiences of life and school?
What was similar and different about life in the Victorian era compared to today?
Why are some sources of information more reliable than others?
When did Queen Victoria reign?
When did key events take place that impacted on change for Victorians and created continuity for people today?
What impact did significant people have in changing the life of Victorians?
What was the British Empire?
What was the Industrial Revolution and how did it change Britain?
We are looking forward to everyone returning and seeing the wonderful learning that you can produce. We know that you are an amazing class and we cannot wait to see you all again.
Can you name any of the important Victorians below?
Year 5 have worked really hard to produce a piece of collaborative art work. We used lots of different media including finger paints, oil pastels, powder paints and wax crayons with water colours. We then used this media to create an abstract picture of the Lion from our class book the Lion inside.