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Life as a child in Victorian Times


I can hardly believe that we are in half term 5 already! The time has just flown by. The children came back in March with the most positive attitude. All of them have worked really hard, still managing to cope with the demands that the pandemic is placing upon us all. Throughout the next two terms (until the end of the summer), we will be continuing to plug any gaps that have arisen over the last year as well as prepare the children for their transition into Year 6.


Our topic is The Life of a child in Victorian Times and is a history based topic. We kicked off the topic on the last day of last half term by watching Oliver, the children really enjoyed the film and couldn’t the difference between the lives of the wealthy and poor. Throughout the topic we will make direct comparisons to the lives of children today.

This terms topic is ……..

Our topic is The Life of a child in Victorian Times and is a history based topic. Over the half term our learning objectives will be:


  • Know about a period of history that has strong connections to their locality and understand the issues associated with the period.
  • Know how the lives of wealthy people were different from the lives of poorer people during this time



  • research the work of an artist and use their work to replicate a style
  • come up with a range of ideas after collecting information from different sources
  • produce a detailed, step-by-step plan 
  • explain how a product will appeal to a specific audience
  • suggest alternative plans; outlining the positive features and draw backs
  • evaluate appearance and function against original criteria



Writing will be focussed on composition, looking specifically at characters, settings, creating atmosphere, writing for the reader.


Maths half termly objectives:

  • complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables
  • Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph.
  • Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number.
  • Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths.
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number [for example, 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 1/5].
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number.
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams.
  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 71/100].
  • Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents.
  • Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places.
  • Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places.
  • Recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal.
  • Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 2/5, 4/5, and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples,

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