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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. 


This half term year 5 start rehearsals for their Shakespeare performance! To celebrate this and make the most of this experience we are basing lots of our learning around Shakespeare. Our IPC topic this half term is called The Story of English. This unit is about the history of the English language and explores how English developed as waves of settlers and influences from around the world came to the UK. The works of individual writers, such as Chaucer and Shakespeare, had a huge impact on the language today. Did you know that Shakespeare added over 2000 words and phrases to the English language including upstairs, excitement, magic and sadness?

In English we will be exploring different versions of the play we are performing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We will be completing a range of different writing tasks, for example, rewriting a part of the story with correct speech punctuation and writing an agony aunt letter to one of the characters. In Maths we will be working on fractions decimals and percentages as well as spending lots of time on written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.​