Welcome to Year 5/6
Our aim is to inspire and motivate our pupils to reach their potential through providing a fun, creative curriculum. Details of each topic and class overview and how it links to the National Curriculum, are provided below along with links to view further news and images of our activities here in Year 5/6.
Please view the Curriculum Topics for the current year and Year 5/6 Class Long Term Curriculum Plans.
Homework in Year 5/6
We will be updating our Homework grid soon.
What have we been doing?
In Forest School, Class One learnt about foraging. We planned a recipe for nettle soup and went round our school grounds and woodland picking leaves off nettles for our soup.
We fried an onion, added some potatoes and stock and then added our nettle leaves. The leaves wilted in the stock and cooking the leaves in boiling water removes the harmful toxins from the plant. After blending the ingredients together to make a vibrant, green soup, we all had a try! As you can see from the photos, some children loved it and some children did not!
In our English lessons, Class One have been reading Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and learning about Victorian Britain. As part of our work, we learnt about crime and punishment in the Victorian period and looked specifically at child criminals. We looked at primary sources of information which included arrest records, a database of children that described the crimes they committed, and a newspaper article about a child who had been sentenced to death. Taking inspiration from the article, the children in Class One imagined that they were criminals about to imprisoned or sentenced to death in the 1800s. They posed for a mugshot photograph and wrote an article describing their criminal deeds and punitive consequences.
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