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Welcome To Year 5

Autumn 1 and 2

The Autumn Term began with a bang as our topic was Natural Disasters. The children linked their Geography learning with English to explore newspaper reporting and diary writing. Forces of nature also provided the stimuli for some powerful art work.

The focus for the second half of the term was the Victorians; the perfect time of year for this topic! The children wrote gritty, moving poems about life in a workhouse mill and later studied Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. We had a wonderful day at Braintree Museum where the children: took part in a Victorian classroom experience; became historians as they explored genuine artefacts and learnt about how many of our Christmas traditions began in this era.

Other highlights have included: Multicultural Week, watching the Mercury Theatre pantomime, carol singing and a visit from 5Live Wind Quintet.

The Year 5 teaching team have been continually amazed by our enthusiastic pupils. They have embraced this term with relish; taking every opportunity to learn, display their individual characters and skills and drive their progress. This was particularly evident when Cedar and Ash planned, prepared and delivered their own Celebration of Learning assemblies.

What a productive and memorable term!