St. Thomas More

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Newstead Road, Leicester Leicestershire LE2 3TA

0116 2706365

Year 5 - Mr. Rowlinson

Autumn 1

In class, we are currently learning about:

R.E.: we have completed our Ourselves topic and are now learning more about the Jewish faith ahead of our visit to a synagogue in November. 

Topic: Victorians - villainous or victorious?  We have been researching what life was like in the workhouse, particularly for children.  We have also created our own Victorian industrial landscape scenes in Art, inspired by the work of L.S. Lowry.

Maths: we are building on our addition and subtraction skills.  Currently, we are using bar modelling to help us solve two-step word problems.

English: linking to our topic, we are sharing "Street Child" by Berlie Doherty in guided reading and using the text to practise our comprehension skills.  In class, we have debated whether Jim should stay or escape from the workhouse and have written a balanced argument on the subject.  To further add to our debating skills, we held a formal debate in class about the motion: This house believes that animals should e kept in zoos.  We are also revising all basic grammar and punctuation.

Science: we are learning about the planets in our Solar System as part of our Earth and Space unit of work.

This week's homework sheets are below:


Please see the letter below about important P.S.H.E. lessons that are starting after half term for all children in Year 5.

Topic web for the Autumn Term

General information

Our P.E. days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Normal school P.E. kit is needed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Grammar and Punctuation links

Mathematics links