This half term we will be going back in time to discover the lives of The Victorians! This exciting topic
will see us research what life was like for a child in the Victorian times compared to what life is like for
children today. We will be lucky enough to spend the day at Armley Mills learning about how children
worked in the mills and what kind of jobs they did.
Important dates for your diary
Thursday 8th February - Open morning
Reading books and homework
Your child will be given:
- A reading record.
- A reading book.
- A learning Journal.
Just a reminder. We expect all children to read for 10 minutes - 3 times a week.
Each Friday your child will be given homework to be handed back into school by Wednesday or earlier if
Spellings will not be given out this half term. As a class, we will be doing a spelling lesson every day in class rather than sending a list of spellings home.
Don't forget our new challenge #30things. Please encourage your child to complete 10 by the end of Autumn term.
Class of 2017/18
Spruce Class visit to Armley Mills.
Cedar Class visit to Armley Mills.
Year 5 trip to Bradford ice skating.
Year 5 visited Tropical World as part of their topic on the Rain Forest.
Year 5 had a very special vistor this week who helped them research where the Anglo Saxons came from.
Class of 2016/17
Year 5 took a trip to Roundhay park as partof their Topic work. While they were there they visited the education centre and took part in a nature work shop.
National Media Museum
As part of Year 5 Topic work, the children visited the National Media Museum in Bradford. Whilst there they took a workshop which showed how light travels, why shadows are made and got to look at some cool infra red and heat cameras. The children also got to watch a short 3D film in the IMAX about the space station and the spacemen and women who work on the station.
Class of 2015/16
Year 5 visited Armley Mills Industrial Museum as part of their Topic on Victorian Mills.
Year 5 visited Jamyang Buddhist Centre as part to their topic. They practiced meditation and talked about
Buddhist teachings. They saw statues of Buddha, Prayer Wheels, Prayer Flags, Offering Bowls and the burning
of inscense. They also learnt that Buddhist try to live good, honest, helpful and peaceful lives.
Year 5 Winter Wonderland