Lamborghini Class – Autumn Term 1, 2023

Welcome to the home page for the first half of the Autumn term 2023. There is something special about the start of a new school year; new classrooms; new topics and new friendships. This page will give you a flavour of our learning this half term.

Our main topic focus for this half term

Over the autumn term, our main focus topic will be about the Victorian period in Britain and will have a history focus. We will look specifically at how life changed during the time and the impact this had on people’s lives at the time. Where possible, we will make connections with how the the changes seen in Great Britain occurred in Italy.

Of course, history is just one of our subject areas but we do try to make links in our other subjects. For example, our English lessons will focus on using texts with a Victorian focus, and in Science, we will study Evolution and Inheritance and learn about the discovery of Charles Darwin which happened during Victorian times.

To find out more about what we will be learning in each subject area, please download and have a look at the following topic web.

Our Fortnightly Learning Blogs

Here you can find out what we have been learning about in class. The blog is updated every two weeks.

Week ending – Friday 15th September 2023

Welcome to the new school year! It’s been fantastic to be back in school and getting to know each other. We have had lots of new children join the class which is great news; lots more friends and people to learn with.

Over these first two weeks, we have been settling into our new learning environments, reminding ourselves of the school and class routines, and starting to learn about our new subject areas.

Without a doubt, the children have enjoyed learning about the Victorian period. We have looked in topic books and watched a few learning clips to get a feel for what life was like in those days. The children were particularly interested in finding out about life for children during Victorian times; particularly for children. Some of the jobs they were expected to do were horrendous!

In English lessons, we are using the text ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty to learn more specifically about the life of a Victorian child: Jim Jarvis. He becomes orphaned and gets sent to the workhouse. We will be using the book as a stimulus to write our own alternative chapters for the book.

At the beginning of the school year, we focus on learning about place value in maths. This is looking at the value in each digit of numbers, partitioning and rounding. In year 5 and 6 the children explore number up to 1,000,000 (Year 5) and 10,000,000 in Year 6.

In other curriculum areas, our PE units this half term are rugby skills and step to the beat fitness. We are using body percussion, singing and percussion instruments to explore beat on the theme of keeping healthy. We have started our weekly Italian lessons with Kelia and will focus on introducing ourselves and talking about ourselves.

It’s been a wonderful start to the new school year – thank you children for already trying your very best in your learning.