Year 5 and 6

Welcome to our Year 5/6 Class Page!

All the children have settled back into school brilliantly and have already produced some fantastic work. This will continue to be shared via ClassDojo.

 

Year 6 Oak Class - Miss Stell

Year 6 Chestnut Class - Mr Leeming

Year 5 Maple Class – Mrs Evans

Year 5 Birch Class – Mr Higginson

Curriculum

Terms 1 & 2

Our curriculum learning this term is centred on the theme of Identity and Diversity . We will begin with learning about the history of Benin, identity and how this was affected by colonists. We will then investigate today’s diverse societies, attitudes towards diversity and our own identity.

Through our art lessons, we will create 3D plaques, inspired by the Benin plaques. We will then share our learning through a ‘Celebration of Diversity’, where the children will each have a stand that represents themselves.

The book we will be reading is "Wonder" by R J Palacio. We follow the main character August as he navigates his way through middle school. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

Please see our Year 5/6 curriculum map for a more detailed overview.

Terms 1 & 2 Connected Curriculum Map

TERMS 5 & 6

This term our Sustainable environmental development topic is focused around learning about the impact of development on natural habitats. We will begin by focusing on geography subject knowledge around the map skills longitude and latitude. We will then focus on South America, deforestation and the use of natural resources. For our history focus, we will be looking at Cortes and the impact of exploration on natural habitats. We will look at primary and secondary historical sources.

As a celebration of our learning, we will be using all that we have learnt to create an oracy-based product. This will be inspired by Life on Our Planet.

Terms 5 & 6 Connected Curriculum Map

You can also use class dojo to keep up to date with the learning taking place in your child’s classroom.