Year 5 and 6 have had a fantastic term learning all about the Victorians. The children really enjoyed their visit to Gresenhall to explore a real workhouse. They looked in the laundry rooms, learnt about the work undertaken by residents of the workhouse, made Victorian toys and visited the workhouse kitchen. It was amazing to be able to explore the Museum.
The children have all read Street Child in which they saw the plight of a poor boy Jim, who living in poverty in the Victorian times had to have numerous jobs to earn a living, lost his mother to Cholera and was separated from his sisters.
In Art, the children studied the Victorian print artist, William Morris and recreated his beautiful designs, with their own twist.
We celebrated Parliament week by learning about the Suffragettes and their ideas on gaining votes for Women. The children wrote detailed recounts about Emilie Pankhurst and Emily Davidson.
In Maths the children in Year 6 have been focusing on fractions. They can multiply them together, divide them and use visual representations to demonstrate their methods for this. They also undertook their unit on co-ordinates and produced these fantastic Snowmen!
We hosted a magnificent Christmas Fayre on December 6th. All the children were so wonderful on their stalls, which they designed themselves. Our many guests delighted in raffles, tombolas, feasted on home-made fudge, cookies and cakes. They enjoyed numerous Christmas-themed games, pony rides and a visit from both Father and Mother Christmas in the grotto.
Next term we look forward to starting our learning in our topic of Poles Apart. We will be reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and are already looking forward to travelling to London in January to see the musical at the theatre too.