Year 5 and 6

Welcome to our Year 5/6 Class Page!

We’re really looking forward to the year ahead in Year 5/6. All the children have settled back into school brilliantly and already produced some fantastic work. This will continue to be shared via ClassDojo.

 

Oak Class - Miss Stell

Maple Class – Mr Allen

Chestnut Class – Mr Higginson

 

Curriculum

Our curriculum learning this term is centred on the global theme of ‘Peace and Conflict’. We will begin with learning about the social and cultural change in pre-war Germany that led to the rescue of 10,000 Jewish children via the Kindertransport to Britain. We will be learning about the reality of pre-war Jewish life in Germany and comparing this with propaganda from the time. We will also learn about the contributions of the individuals which led to their rescue.

We will then contrast this with the more recent conflict in Syria and focus on the impact this conflict has had on children. We will look at the different projects that have been put in place to support children and families before finally designing our own project.

The book we will be reading is ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Rauf. A new boy joins the school and no one is sure where he has come from. Some of his classmates are determined to be his friend and find out more about him. After learning what they do – they show great courage to help their new friend in any way they can.

The text links directly to our learning about refugees and projects to support refugees in Syria as well as our historical learning about refugees prior to World War 2.