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Year 5 -Poppy Class


                           Mrs Robson                Mrs Bone                           

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Term 5 Year 5 Spelling Lists

Term 5 Group 2 Spellings Lists

Term 4 Year 5 Spellings

Term 4 Group 2 Spellings

Poppy Class Timetable Term 3 - January 2022



Hear and listen well, and I will tell you a tale that has been told for a thousand years and more. It may be an old story, yet it troubles and terrifies us now as much as it ever did, for we still fear the evil that stalks out there in the darkness and beyond. This is just a snippet written by the author (Michael Morpurgo) of this wonderful tale – Beowulf.


In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic (a long poem) in British literature. 



Poppy Class Timetable Term 2 - November 2021

Term 2 - A Christmas Carol

In Term 2, year 5 continue with the Victorian theme and will be reading the world famous ‘A Christmas Carol’. This is a ghost story of Christmas written by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman and Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol during a period when the British were exploring and re-evaluating past Christmas traditions, including carols, and newer customs such as Christmas trees.

Was Scrooge really as mean as he was portrayed to be?

Term 2- Joy to the World!

We shall also be reading Joy to the World in term 2 as we learn about how Christmas looks for other countries. All over the world, there is a wealth of fascinating traditions and legends surrounding the Christmas story. Here are five festive folk tales, retold by Saviour Pirotta, originating from places as far-flung as Mexico and the Middle East, Northern Europe and North Africa. Sheila Moxley's vivid artwork adds to the seasonal spirit, making this a true celebration of Christmas, throughout the world.

For this terms spellings, I have attached 2 separate lists for children to practice each week. One is labelled 'Year 5 Spelling Lists' and the other is labelled 'Group 2 Spelling Lists'. Your child will know which list they are meant to be practicing, so please take the time to help support them in this task. 

Term 2 Year 5 Spelling Lists



Maths week



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. 

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.

bingo francais

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!

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

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