What was life like as a Victorian child?

Launch Day

For our launch day this half term, the children experienced what it would be like to go to school in the Victorian era. Children learnt about what their teachers would have been like, what punishments they may have received, what the school environment would be like and also what sort of equipment they would have used. 

In School

At Home

Guided Reading

Our Class Novel for this half term is Street Child. The children have explored this book through a variety of activities. 

The children put their drama skills to the test and re-enacted an event in Chapter Two - The Stick Man. 

Drama Activities 

Freeze Frames 

Conscious Alley

Hot Seating

English

For our first piece of writing this half term, the children wrote diary entries from the perspective of Jim (the main character of our class novel) 

Have a Go

Exploring Key Features

Planning

Writing

For our second piece of writing, the children explored the features of a biography. As March was Women's History Month, we researched Leonora Cohen; a suffragette who fought for women's rights. The children found out all about her legacy and wrote their own biographies about her life. 

Exploring Key Features

Planning

Writing

World Book Day 

The children really enjoyed immersing themselves in to the world of books. There were a variety of impressive costumes and a clear favourite (Harry Potter).

Our author for this year was Philip Pullman, we looked at an extract from his famous novel 'Northern Lights'. The children explored how the author used language features to create effective character descriptions. They then used this to explore a description of Lord Asriel and write their own character description. 

History

Maths

At the start of this term we looked at percentages and how to find percentages of an amount. 

Science Fortnight

The theme for Science Fortnight this year is 'Innovating for the future!' The children began the fortnight by researching and exploring different inventors and their innovative inventions. 

The children then came up with some problems that they could possibly solve. They chose one problem and used what they had learnt to invent something that could solve or fix the problem. 

The children then perfected their inventions and created detailed diagrams of their ideas. They then used these diagrams to plan a presentation, which they presented to the rest of the class. One group from each class was chosen for their presentation to be shown to the rest of the school in the Science Showcase! The whole school then voted on one winner in each phase. 

Science