Welcome to Year 5!
Class teachers: Teaching Assistants:
5 Cedar: Mrs Abram & Mrs Shivnan Mrs Greenwood
5 Larch: Miss Sheth Mrs Fulat & Mr Kirkham(SSA)
Autumn Term 2 - The Victorians
Welcome back to another fun filled half term where we will be taking you back in time to the 1800's focusing on the Victorians with a particular focus on Queen Victoria. We will explore what impact she had on today's society whilst investigating the British Value of Individual Liberty; researching how people would have demonstrated their individual rights during times of hardship and poverty.
We will study a Charles Dickens classic novel, 'A Christmas Carol', considering the moral lessons that run throughout the text and thinking about how Scrooge's past affected his future life.
Lots of new learning will take place this half term, especially in maths, where we will be introducing factors and prime numbers whilst calculating perimeters and the area of compound shapes.
What a very exciting half term we have ahead of us!
Facts about Queen Victoria
1) Queen Victoria is the longest reigning monarch in UK history. Her reign spanned sixty four years, from 1837 to 1901.
2) She was only 18 when she took the throne to become queen. She had a lot to learn as queen and early on she believed she could whatever she wanted simply because she was queen. She quickly learned that this was not the case.
3) Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian era. This was a time of great discovery in industrial, cultural, political, and scientific fields.
4) Queen Victoria was also a prolific writer, and wrote at least 2,500 words a day. Some of her diaries were accidentally destroyed but many of the 122 volumes still exist today.
5) Victoria was born on May 24, 1819 and married her first cousin, Prince Albert in 1840. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had 9 children together and they all went on to married into European royal families. Victoria was often referred to as the “grandmother of Europe”. She was devastated when Prince Albert died in December 1861 and would only ever wear black clothing.
In October we went on a galactic adventure to Spaceport in Liverpool where we enhanced our learning about space. We had a fantastic day learning new facts and exploring space further.
We visited a primary school in Shadsworth, Blackburn where we made a lot of new friends.
We were all split into different groups, mixed in with the pupils of Shadsworth Junior school and took part in sports, science, art and ICT activities. We enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends and are very excited to invite them to our school in the Spring term.