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Welcome to Eagle Class (Year 5/6)

Mrs Hotchin (class teacher)   and Miss Morley (teaching assistant)

Welcome to Autumn term 1! This term we will be learning all about the Victorian era- why was life in that time so tough for some children?


Our class novel is 'Street Child' which shall immerse us into the Victorian era. As we read the book, we shall also research using non fiction texts to develop our understanding. 

We shall be writing reports on conditions for Victorian children and then our own stories.

In addition to our English sessions, we have a daily reading session and spelling focus.


Autumn 1 focus:

  • Place value: reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers
  • Rounding to 10, 100 and 1000 (Y6 any number). 
  • Roman Numerals
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods

We also have daily Big Maths sessions which focus on basic number and calculation skills.

On Friday we alternate a Big Maths CLIC test with an arithmetic test.



In history we will be using a range of sources, such as photographs and census information to find out about Victorian life.

We will be focusing on the work of William Morris in art, creating designs in a similar style and trying our patterns out in print to create our own wallpapers!

Additional Information

PE- Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (please ensure kit is in all week)

Reading records need to be in school on Friday please.

Spelling tests are held on Friday.