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Year 5 - St. Teresa 2020 - 2021

Mrs Smillie


heart Hello and welcome to year 5's class page! We hope that you enjoy looking at all of our work! smiley


Teacher: Mrs Smillie

Teaching assistant: Miss. Jackson


Here is a quick insight into the type of things that we will be learning about during Autumn 1:

Literacy - This half term, we are basing all of our Literacy work around 'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian. During this half term, we will be learning how to use modal verbs accurately and start to look at how to use realative clauses within a sentence. We will be focusing on: letter writing, descriptive writing and information writing over the upcoming weeks.

Reading - Within guided reading, we will be reading 'Street Child'  by Bertie Doherty which fits well with our Industrial Revolution topic as it is set in the same period. Within our guided reading sessions, we will be looking at the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary, retrieving facts from the text and beginning to infer character's feelings.

Maths - In Autumn term we will be focusing on place value, which incorporates rounding, comparison of numbers to one million and negative numbers. We will be moving on to look at addition and subtraction and statistics as we get closer to Christmas.

Music - During Autumn we are learning how to play the trombone instruments with Mr Murtugh from Rochdale Music Service. Check our 'music' page to see how we are getting on!

History and Geography - Our topic this half term is the Industrial Revolution. We will be specifically looking at the lives of the rich and the poor and the differences in living conditions. Our topic this half term links with our guided reading text and the children will get an insight into what living in poverty was like during the time period. We will use Google Expedition to see how the wealthier people in Victorian society lived, through guided expeditions to Alexandra Palace and the childhood home of Charles Dickens. We will look the work of designer William Morris and design our own version of a William Morris tile using leaves and flowers found in out Forest School area. We will then paint and glaze our tiles.

Religious Education - In Autumn term our RE topics are 'Ourselves' and 'Life Choices'. We will focus on our God-given qualities and how we can develop them as we move through our lives. We will learn that our qualities are gifts given by God and think about what we can do when we get setbacks. In 'Life Choices' we will learn about the sacrament of marriage and the promises we make to one-another when we choose to marry someone.

MFL - Getting to know you, all about me and colours.


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