Let us introduce ourselves…we are Year 5 and the Woodpeckers Class.

We are one of two classes in Upper Key Stage 2, which means we are given lots of responsibilities and are expected to be good role models. Some of us are whole school helpers where we help keep our school neat and tidy and make sure that we look after things, as well as care for each other.

We enjoy being in Year 5 because we get to do challenging things like being Sports Leaders and representing our school in competitions.  We work hard in class, as the work in Year 5 is challenging, but we also have lots of fun.

Our first topic this year was called ‘Yabadabadoo’, where we studied the Stone Age and how life changed with the creation of first Bronze and then Iron. We really enjoyed our topic; especially when we got to make Stone Age tools and weapons and on our Curriculum Day, we made shelters and cooked bread.  After half term, we started to look at the ‘Victorians’ and what was important to them.  We will be looking at the workhouses and the lives of rich and poorer children and the impact of the Industrial Revolution on families.  We will be researching what they invented and built; including the growth of the Railways.  With the Great Exhibition, we will be mapping the growth of the British Empire and exploring where all the people and goods came from. We have already decided though that we don’t think we would have liked to have gone to a Victorian school…it doesn’t sound like it was much fun!

Woodpeckers Timetable Autumn B 2018

Topic overview – Victorians

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