All Souls C of E Primary School


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Welcome to Year Five

Year 5 Team:

Miss Cooley - Class Teacher

Amy - LSA

Autumn 2 Newsletter and Timetable

Our core text for this topic will be ‘Hetty Feather’ by Jacqueline Wilson.


Hetty Feather is a tiny baby when she is left on the steps of the Foundling Hospital.  With a temper as fiery as her hair, Hetty struggles under the rule of the strict Matrons.  Will she ever find her true home?

Children will have the opportunity to write emotive letters and diary entries, where they will need to imagine themselves as the characters and try and express how those characters would be feeling; narrative stories linked to Victorian life; comparative writing looking at now and then and finally instructional report writing.

Much of our literacy will also have strong history and art links.


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Y5 have trips to The Ragged School Museum and The Foundling Museum.

Y5 also have a workshop at the Guardian, where they will research, write and edit their own Victorian newspaper front page using original Guardian and Observer news stories.

Here are some photos from our trips this term.