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Year 5 - Arc de triomphe



This year all classes at Holy Trinity are named after French landmarks. We have chosen the Arc de Triomphe. This famous monument is located in central Paris and was built by Napoleon to honour those who fought in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. To understand the significance of this landmark, we are learning about Napoleon as well as examining French society before the revolution and why it lead the citizens of France to demand change. We will also create a timeline of the French revolution. After that we will investigate where the arch is located, creating a detailed map and learning how to give directions around the area in French. To link this learning to our own personal experiences, we will create our own Arc de Triomphs, celebrating the triumphs in our own lives and those that have helped us to achieve our goals. 


Our IPC topic this half term is  Bake It! We are going to find out about science by making bread. The processes involved in bread-making can teach us how molecules behave in different materials (solids, liquids and gases) and how these materials can be changed. Through a range of exciting experiments, investigations and cooking activities we will be finding out

  • How yeast grows
  • How carbon dioxide behaves
  • Which solids dissolve in water
  • How water evaporates
  • What happens when foods are heated
  • The properties of water
  • About solids, liquids and gases
  • How we can group everyday materials according to their properties

We will also learn about why bread is important to people around the world and how we can help in places where there are food shortages around the world.

 Our class text this half term is The Firework-Maker's Daughter, ​a short novel by Phillip Pullman. This wonderful book tells the story of a an young girls quest to achieve her dreams against all odds. As we progress through the story, we will create a range of styles of writing linked to the text including an eyewitness account, a story opening and a non-fiction text about fireworks.

 In maths we will be covering fractions, time, shape, measurement and perimeter.