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Giraffes Y5

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Welcome to Genius Giraffes!


Mrs. Shaw is our Teacher.

Mrs. Allwood, Mrs Cheetham and Miss Hrycaj 

are our Teaching Assistants.


Learning Zone

Giraffe's in action...say cheese!

We are looking forward to an exciting 

Spring Term

Term 2020

Topic: The Industrial Revolution: A Victorian Blessing or a Victorian Curse

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The text we will be using in our Reading lessons in the first half term, and then as our class text, is

'Cogheart' by Peter Bunzl.


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Our writing pieces this term will also include: 

writing a prologue and producing some informative writing. We will also further develop our grammar skills using the Rainbow Grammar Approach.  We will continue to produce neat, legible and joined handwriting.


Whilst continuing to develop our 'Rainbow Grammar' knowledge around different sentence types, we will also learn about brackets, punctuation for parenthesis, inverted commas for direct speech, word classes and determiners. 



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In the first half term, we will be learning about multiplication and division, including written methods, and fractions. In the second half term, we will also learn about decimals and percentages. We will also continue to develop our arithmetic skills, including times tables.


Our Science topics will be 'Earth and Beyond' where we will learn about our Solar System and 'Feel the force' where we will learn about different forces and how they impact our lives. 



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


The Industrial Revolution: a Victorian blessing or a Victorian curse?

Our topic learning will build upon our work in our previous learning by exploring Britain's history after 1066 which concluded our previous topic. We will explore both the causes and the impact the Industrial Revolution in Britain. We will also investigate the achievements of famous inventors during the Industrial Revolution.







In art, we will be exploring the work of a prominent Victorian artist, William Morris, and develop our drawing and printing skills.


 In Design and Technology, we will be designing, making and evaluating our own mechanical toys.


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Our Computing work will, as always, involve work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. We will also learn about spreadsheets and databases.

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


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

French and Music

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

Our French topic will be 'On the way to school' and 'beach scene'.  Our Music topic will be 'Make you feel my love' and 'The fresh Prince of Bel Air'.

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This term we will continue to develop our tag rugby and handball skills which will be delivered by a coach from 'Gamesense Notts' and football with Mr Saleh.

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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!



Every Friday Giraffe's 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.

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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.

Most of all we will be having lots of fun in class!