Hawthorn Class: Mrs S Dalton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Maple Class: Mrs E Davis (email@example.com)
Parent Information PowerPoint can be found here.
A glossary of terms used in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar in Primary Schools can be found here.
A suggested Reading List for Years 5 & 6 can be found here.
Year 5&6 Spelling List can be found here.
Our Learning Experiences
Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands… vast, wild, hostile territories, incredibly beautiful yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the earth, treading deep in snow or pulled by a team of mighty huskies. Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands: perhaps you’ll come across a ravenous polar bear or an artic fox! Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and eco systems and produce beautiful works of art inspired by the Northern Lights. Become part of an Arctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly iceberg that hides deep beneath the Antarctic Ocean. So wrap up well, everyone and settle by the fire: I’m just going outside and may be some time…
Known as ‘the war to end all wars’ the First World War was a conflict that had a devastating effect on millions of people across the world. What started this global tragedy? What was life like for families on the home front as they waited for new of loved ones who were ‘missing in action’? How did the soldiers endure the terrible conditions in the trenches? How was a fragile peace finally achieved? We will always remember the fallen.
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from the homes and families into unknown territory.
It’s time to suspend your disbelief and open your mind. We’re going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island! Can you find the gold hidden deep within the Island’s mysterious landscape? The only way is to study the map, unravel the riddle and begin your adventure. On your way, you must do all you can to learn about gold and mater the ancient art of alchemy. Be creative and try to impress the Island’s team of alchemists! Will they praise your scientific expertise? You’ve got your map, coordinates and everything else you need to make your way across Alchemy Island. Let the journey commence!
Vikings and Dragons
We’re not quite ready to say goodbye to those most mythical and magical of beasts, but we are ready to welcome the Vikings, whose mythology is thankfully full of references to our old friends the dragons! By investigating historic artefacts and deciphering Viking language in modern British place names to discover where they settled in the UK, we will learn that there is far more to the Vikings than their violent reputation may lead you to believe. However, we will also learn that their status as great warriors is justified, as their raids dominated much of Europe for almost 300 years! So grab your axe, shield and (hornless) helmet, and come and learn all about the ‘pirate raiders’!
Learning Experience Theme to be revealed later in the year as the learning is centred around the Year 6 production which takes place in July.