Year Five: Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal

This term, we are reading the book ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Docherty. The story is set in a Victorian slum and will link to our big question in history ‘Did social status affect the punishment received by Victorian criminals?’ We will be learning about different punishments given throughout history from Roman times. We will also find out about the class system in Victorian Britain. The children will use drama and role play to explore a courtroom trial to decide whether a Victorian criminal is guilty and if so, what punishment should they receive based on their learning in the topic.

In science, we are investigating the forces of gravity, friction and air resistance. We will be exploring these concepts practically and designing investigations to find out more. One of our investigations will be to learn about friction by finding out which shoes have the best grip. This will link to our next design technology topic on levers, pulleys and gears.

Our art this term will be to learn about printing, the children will learn to express themselves using a range of printing techniques. In religious education, our topic is ‘Inspiring people in today’s world’. We will compare and contrast two important figures from different faiths. In maths, we will learn about fractions.

Our times for PE and outdoor learning are below. Please ensure your child is appropriately dressed on these days:

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Royal
Outdoor learning Monday and every other Wednesday Friday and every other Wednesday
PE Friday Monday

Here’s the knowledge organiser for the work we’ll be doing this term:

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