Year 5 – Shakespeare Class

Welcome to Shakespeare Class – Year 5

Mrs Wolton
Mrs Wolton
Assistant Headteacher
Shakespeare – Year 5

Class Teachers: Mrs Wolton
TA: Mrs Kevlin

We are taught by Mrs Wolton in the morning and Miss Dade in the afternoon.

The first two weeks at school

As the children settle in to their new classroom and routines, we will spend the first two weeks exploring the work of our great class namesake, William Shakespeare. As part of this we will be visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford upon Avon. During these 2 weeks we will be finding out about William Shakespeare and his life. We will also be looking at the language he used and using this to unpick and understand in greater depth some of his stories.

Curriculum

In English we will focus on our key text of ‘Way Home’ by Libby Hathorn. This story explores the life of a homeless child on an eventful night. During this we will be writing: Diary entries, Innovated narratives and Narrative poetry. In Maths we will be extending our knowledge of place value.

After studying William Shakespeare our topic question will be ‘How does life on the streets compare across the world?’ thinking carefully about the reasons why people become homeless and about how they might feel. We will also have a visit from Homeless Oxfordshire to tell us what we can do to help. Our topic in Science is Electricity we will doing investigations to find out the impact that voltage has, understanding why some circuits will not work and drawing circuit diagrams using the correct symbols.

Miss Dade’s PPA time will be on a Tuesday afternoon and Shakespeare Class will be taught by Mrs Peacock. During this afternoon, the children will be doing PE and French.

Our PE days are a Tuesday and Friday but please make sure you have a full PE kit in school at all times.

Key dates

Monday 9th September – Trip to Shakespeare’s Birthplace (See separate letter)

Week beginning 21st October – Young Enterprise Week (Mrs Wolton teaching all week- Friday afternoon: Forest school)

Week beginning 28th October – Half term

Please see the topic web below for more information

Topic web Autumn 1- Year 5

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