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Panthers Y5

Welcome to Panthers Class!
"Let's go Panthers, let's go!"


We are the Positive Panthers and we are a year 5 class.  Our teacher is Mr Matthews and the teaching assistants who will work with us in some of our learning will be Mrs Metcalfe.

We are looking forward to an exciting Spring Term 2018!


Our Topic Question for the Spring Term is...

The Industrial Revolution - A Dark Age or a Golden Age?



In English, we will read and use the text 'Mill Girl' as our class text and 'Cogheart' for our reading lessons.





We are looking forward to narrative, non-fiction, diary entries and poetry based on the texts we are reading, our class visit and other inspirational topic work.


We will also be continuing to develop our 'Rainbow Grammar' knowledge and practise our handwriting.



In Maths, we will have skills lessons every week, using and applying our skills lessons and an arithmetic lesson!



Our Science topics will be 'DANGER Low Voltage!'


and 'Light Up Your World' - two closely linked topics to extend our knowledge and understanding of electricity and it's history and place in our world.




Through our topic work we will be aiming to answer our topic question...


The Industrial Revolution - A Dark Age or a Golden Age?


Our learning will focus on this era as a significant turning point in British History. We will learn about the changes that took place at this time, the similarities and differences in working life, places people lived, transport and school life.


As part of this theme we will be enjoying a visit to Southwell Workhouse to experience life in Victorian Britain (2nd March)




Art and D.T


In art, we are focusing on the work of the famous Victorian artist,

William Morris. We will be sketching and printing work inspired by his designs.



Our D.T. will have a textile focus. We will be learning to cross stitch; creating a William Morris inspired bookmark as an Easter gift!




Our Computing work will, as always, involves work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. We will also develop our emailing skills and continue our class 'blog'. Our skills in designing, and debugging programs will also be developed this term!


We will be using ICT in lots of other lessons to help our research and presentation of work.


Music and R.E

Alongside all of this topic work we will be continuing with our French and Music.



Please remember to have your full PE kit in school! The class with the most full school PE kits wins a certificate!

This term we will be focussing on gymnastics, athletics &  REAL P.E!





Remember to read every night and get your diary signed - you will earn a star stamp each time!

We read everyday in school so you will need your reading book and reading diary with you every day.

Also, have a go at reading a book using your BUG CLUB account on the activelearn website.




Every Friday Panthers will have homework to complete. They are expected to complete their homework for the following Friday. Please do your best to support and encourage your child with their schoolwork.


Please make sure you have your reading diary with you for the spelling test on Friday.



If you would like to have a chat or pass on any information please feel free to come into class, I will be more than happy to see you. For a lengthier chat please arrange an after school appointment.