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Year 5 -Poppy Class


                           Mrs Robson                Mrs Bone                           

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Poppy Class Timetable Term 1- September 2021

This term, Year 5 will be reading a wonderful Victorian novel called the 'Street Child'. It is a story of young Jim Jarvis, a boy struggling to survive on the streets of Victorian London after his mother dies.

Jim is left all alone in the workhouse and is desperate to escape. However, London in the 1860s is a dangerous and lonely place for a small boy and life is a constant battle for survival. Just when Jim finds some friends, he is snatched away and made to work for the remorselessly cruel Grimy Nick and is constantly guarded by his vicious dog - Snipe. 

Will Jim ever be free? 


Jim's gripping adventure in this tale is based upon the true story of the orphan whose plight inspired Doctor Barnardo to set up his famous children's refuge. 

Below you will find the statutory Year 5 spelling lists for Autumn 1. Over the first few days, we have been testing the children on their current spelling knowledge and will be providing them with an individualised weekly spelling list that is suitable to their needs. These have been attached to their Reading Records so please take the time to sit with your children and support them with these as often as possible. If you have any questions, please ask. 

Some learning so far in Poppy Class this term - Acting out Victorian crimes and punishments.

Active Maths Outside - Using our knowledge and understanding of place value to solve problems.

Effective team work using expanded noun phrases to describe Victorian images.

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Identifying features of a non-chronological report.

On our year 5 Victorian Day we all dressed up as Victorians and experienced the day in the life of a Victorian school child. We learnt about the three 'R's' of Victorian schooling: Reading, wRiting and aRithmatic. In the playground we played with hoops and skipping ropes as Victorian children would have done, then we came inside to practice our cursive lettering on black paper with chalk and had a cup of vegetable broth with a piece of 'stale' bread! We had to be careful though because if we fidgeted or did not pass the regular 'cleanliness' inspections our strict Victorian teachers would force us to were the 'Dunce' hat in the corner!

A Day in the Life of a Victorian Child

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