Amethyst class


Was the Victorian Era a Golden or a Dark Age for Cambridge?

Welcome back! We hope that you have had an enjoyable holiday!

For the first half of the Summer term, we have a history focus and asking the question “Was the Victorian Era a Golden or a Dark Age for Cambridge?” We will mainly be focusing on the coming of the railways, and how this affected the city and the area in which we live. At the same time, we will be reading Pax by Sara Pennypacker “a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox.”

Our science lessons for the term are on the theme of forces. For the first half term, this will revolve around using machines such as levers, pulleys and gears; after the May half term we will be looking at forces such as gravity, air resistance and upthrust in water.

Our swimming lesson have finished for the year. We will, therefore, be returning to having both indoor (gymnastics) and outdoor (hockey) lessons – please make sure that your child has an appropriate kit in school at all times.

Finally, we are glad to be welcoming a number of people to work in Year 5 this summer. Indigo Class will continue to work with Miss Galvin while Amethyst Class will be welcoming teachers from the University of Florida in June.


Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 23rd April – Summer Term starts

Monday 6th May – May Bank Holiday

Monday 27th May – Half Term