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Year 5 Teacher is Miss Burgon

Welcome to Year 5, Miss Burgon is your class teacher

In the Year 5 class we also have Mrs Golding and Mrs Clarke as our TA's

Please note that our PE days for this half term are Tuesday and Wednesday.  Remember to come to school already changed into your PE kit on your PE days.  Swimming will begin on Tuesday 7th November, don't forget to bring your swimming kit with you to school on that day!  Other swimming days are:  14th, 21st and 28th November and 5th December.

Our Topic this Term is Industrial Revolution 

Week 1.

When was the revolution?  What was it?  Why was it important?


Week 2.


What effect did the industrial revolution have?  What impact did the revolution have on daily life?

Week 3.

Visit to Cromford Mill.

Week 4.

Who was Richard Arkwright? Why was he a significant figure? What impact did this have? What significant impact did Arkwright have on society as we know it? Why did people go to work in the mill?

Week 5.

How has Cromford changed from the 18th century?

Week 6.

Arkwright Hero or Villain?

What significant impact did Arkwright have on society as we know it?

Week 7

Why did people go to work in the mill?

Week 8

What were the lives of child factory workers like?

Week 9

How did the revolution impact travel and was it an improvement?

Week 10

Week 11

What were the key things to come from the industrial revolution?

Week 12

What was the importance of coal and iron?

Please see attached our knowledge organiser


industrial revolution.pdf


Homework: A homework sheet will be given out at the start of term. One piece per week to be completed until the end of term.


parent overview a22.pdf



In Literacy, the children will read a range of texts based around our Industrial Revolution topic:                          



You Wouldn't Want to Work in a Victorian Mill - This book describes the many dangerous jobs performed by children who worked in the cotton mills of industrial England in the nineteenth century, work that included long hours, low pay, and no provision for school work.



Street Child - This book follows the unforgettable tale of an orphan in Victorian London, based on the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found his famous children's homes. When his mother dies, Jim Jarvis is left all alone in London.


Cogheart - Lily's life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her? With her friends - Robert, the clockmaker's son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox - Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world.

We will use the texts to develop our reading and writing skills.

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We are covering the following skills in Numeracy this term:

 Number: Multiplication, Division

· Multiply up to a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number 

Multiply a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number (area model)

Multiply a 2 digit number by a 2 digit number

Multiply a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number

Multiply a 4-digit number by a 2 -digit number

Solve problems with multiplication

Short division

Divide a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number

Divide with remainder

Efficient division Solve problems with multiplication and division


Multiply a unit fraction by an integer 

Multiply a non-unit fraction by an integer

Multiply a mixed number by an integer

Calculate a fraction of a quantity

Fraction of an amount

Find the whole

Use fractions as operator


  It is ESSENTIAL that your child fluently knows their times tables both division facts and multiplication and have quick recall on these. This is ongoing homework for them and is vital to their progress this year - they should have their x tables rockstars password and every Friday whoever is the highest in their challenge group will be rewarded and they will be celebrated in class. If you do not have it then please email me.


We are very excited to be starting work on our new values system when we come back in school in January.  Each week we have a new value – 12 in total.  Our first value will be Respect.  The children will have an assembly Monday morning about how to show and give respect to others both in school and at home!  We will be expecting this to be demonstrated to all members of our Coppice community,  it is important that even when we move onto a new value, the old one isn’t lost.


Our new core values will now form the basis of our ambassador passports (these have now been renamed – core value passports and the children can achieve their bronze, silver and gold awards throughout the year for each core value. We will of course keep you informed about how your child is getting on with this throughout the year.


Each week Mrs Seaton will sent out a Newsletter that will reflect the value we are working on so that it can also be supported at home.  We look forward to seeing our children bright and early ready to embrace the new weekly challenges!




Reading as much as possible will really help your child’s progress at school. For their learning passport they must have read three times a week all term.   It is very important that they understand what they are reading a few minutes spent asking questions about what has been read helps children to develop comprehension skills which are vital to their education.  We also have a competition running in school each week. The number of times each child in the class each week is added up and the class that has read the most receives a prize in our Star Assembly on a Friday morning. 




Thursday 21st December    Last day of term - Christmas Party Day

Friday 22nd December        Inset Day

Monday 8th January            First day back

Tuesday 9th January           Young Voices Concert

Thursday 15th February      Last Day

Friday 16th February            INSET Day

Monday 26th February         First day back

Friday 1st March                    Cromford Trip

Thursday 7th March            World book day

Friday 8th March                  Author visit

Tuesday 12th March             Parent's evening until 7pm

Thursday 14th March           Parent's evening until 6pm

Thursday 28th March            Break up for Easter

Monday 15th April                  Return to school