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Yr 5/6 Birch Miss Carvell

Autumn 2nd 2018


This half-term, we will be studying World War I as part of the centenary, followed by Queen Victoria and the Industrial Revolution. If you get bored during half-term, watch some Horrible Histories videos about World War I and The Victorians.

Yummy homework - Victoria Sponge Cake!!

Our Victorian Portraits

Victorian Launch Day

Recounts of our Victorian Day. Written by Lucy and Katie.


This morning, when we got back from assembly, we went into a spare classroom and a guy named Jed spoke to us about Victorians. When we had sat down he stated to talk to us about what school was like in Victorian times. Miss Carvell dressed up as a teacher from the Victorian times and it was really funny. Then we got given chalk and a chalkboard, then he made us do maths questions. We also played games, dressed up and my favourite part, feeling a real life gun.

After that, it was break time then back to some more exciting Victorian work; The background  for a Victorian art piece that we are doing. I did a grey background with patches of black and light blue. Soon after, it was lunch time and that was our Victorian morning.




This morning, we had a visitor in to talk to us about Victorians and how they lived. His name was Jed and he knew lots of cool stuff.

First, he talked about schools and he showed us what the teachers wore. He dressed Miss Carvell up in some of the stuff she would have worn.  After that, Jed gave us chalk boards, chalk and a cloth and he asked us some math questions. He then told how the pennies were different back then, it was a bit confusing. Then he told us some of the punishments you would have received  if you were naughty.

We then got to look at some old toys and he showed us a rifle and we got to handle it. Jed then showed us the police outfit and told us about some of the criminals around during that period.

Finally, we played some old games and it was really fun, and that was our Victorian morning.


Autumn 2 Homework - Victorians

Autumn 1st 2018


This half-term, we have been studying how humans have a unique identity, including how our fingerprints are unique, our DNA, our thoughts and memories and our hopes and dreams. We have taken our own fingerprints and investigated other characteristics, such as tongue-rolling! We have also considered family traits, and who we look like in our families!


Our Literacy work has been linked to our topic; we have written about the history of fingerprinting, as well as calligrams (shape poems) about ourselves.


In Maths, we have been learning about place value in large and decimal numbers and how to add, subtract, multiply and divide large numbers.