Welcome to 5LI
Our connector this term is:
'The Vile Victorians'
This term the children will learn about the Victorian Age. During this time great progress was made in terms of medicine and the health of the nation which helped to improve the lifestyle of people in the cities. The children will also study about child labour, the campaign for voting rights and the developments in transportation. Hopefully, by the end of the topic the use of the word 'vile' will become apparent.
Answer the following questions:
Edwin Chadwick. Who was he and what did he achieve?
In 1864 the Chimney Sweeps Act was passed in Parliament. Why?
The Crystal Palace was built for what purpose?
How is the potato linked to The Great Famine in Ireland?
Encourage your child to be an independent learner - start their research now!!
Science will focus on using knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated including through filtering, sieving and evaporating. Do encourage your child bring something in to share with their peers, if they would like to, that is linked to the lessons.
Maths lessons will focus on place value, reading, writing, ordering numbers up to 1 000 000, calculating Roman numerals as well as interpreting negative numbers. The children will also solve problems and be involved in practical activities. All children should make sure they know the times tables to support their maths in class.
Reading is so important.
Please ensure that your child reads their home/school reading book every day for a minimum of 10 minutes as well as writing a comment in their record book about what they have read.
A separate information sheet about home reading will be sent to parents shortly.
Ask your child what they are reading about and discuss it with them.
Can they predict what might happen if it is a fiction genre?
If non fiction, what facts have they learnt?
Ask them to write short book reviews of the books they have read.
Purchase the newspaper, 'First News' (sold in Sainsburys) or go on the website. This paper reports on current events but is written so children can understand.
Our PSHE lessons will help the children to discuss conflict resolution, democratic processes and how to be a responsible citizen.
Click on the link below to play games and practise your maths at home.
You can use the links at the bottom of this page to support your child's learning.