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Beech & Chestnut Class (Year 5)

Autumn 1 – ‘Ooh La La’

This half term the children have been learning all about the different aspects of French culture through our ‘Ooh La La!’ topic.


During our Literacy lessons, we have written a description of a walk through Paris and instructions about how to make a Croque Monsieur. As well as this, our Maths lessons have involved solving problems involving the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We have delved deeper into the importance of place value within our calculations.


During our Art lessons, we completed an artist study of Claude Monet and tried to replicate his famous ‘Water Lily Pond’ painting. The children loved focusing on the different tones that he used within his painting and tried hard to use the tache technique to create a similar effect within their own artwork. The children have also learnt plenty of new French vocabulary throughout the topic whilst being able to grasp simple conversations about our hobbies, family and school.


To conclude our wonderful topic, the children became food connoisseurs by visiting a French Café. They tasted a variety of traditional French foods including: pain au chocolat, quiche Lorraine, crème caramel, brie and wine (grape juice!). The children were brilliant at trying the good they hadn’t tasted before and being honest with their descriptions of the food.


Next half term we will be focusing on different celebrations and festivals from around the world on the lead up to Christmas. The children will learn all about Bonfire Night, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Remembrance Day.


Welcome to Year 5

We are looking forward to working with you this year.

Mrs Teasdale, Mrs Shilito, Mrs Osborne, Mrs Ellis, Miss Rendall and Mrs Sheers