Welcome to Year 5 and 6
'Golden Eagles' - Mrs Stephens' and Mrs Bootman's Class.
Autumn 2018 - Lest We Forget!
With the centenary celebrations for the end of World War One being highlighted this term, we are taking the opportunity to understand more about this period in history and using it as a focus for our learning. We have already started by looking at a scrapbook written from the viewpoint of boy during world war one; Archie's War.
This term the Year 6's went on their residential to Whitemoor Lakes. They had a great time taking part in a wide variety of activities and making new friends...the photos speak for themselves!
Summer 2018 - One Moment in Time; The English Civil War
In the summer our topic is based on the English Civil War, and we have started by having the Sealed Knot. Here are some photos of us trying out their weapons and flying the flag high!
Spring 2018 - Frozen Worlds
This term our topic is called 'Frozen Worlds'. We will be learning about the perilous journey of Earnest Shackleton over the Antarctic, tying in our skills across the curriculum.
We have been writing newspaper reports based on the sinking of The Endurance . Initially we analysed newspaper reports about The Titanic.
In Art we are have been making 3D representations of Antarctica.
Here are a few of our favourite books which we are reading in class.
Autumn 2017 - Me and my World
This term, we are learning about autobiographical writing, our bodies, our environment, landscape artists, and learning about the geography of India and it's people's beliefs.
As part of the topic, we are focusing on our bodies, starting to understand how to keep them fit and healthy. We took part in an off-road cycling afternoon, which included relays and riding up and down around the whole of the village field.
At the end of the term, we looked at the art by the Indian artist, Jhoti Sahi, and created our own artwork, which we then went on to use to create our own Christmas cards.
Summer 2017 - Down by the River
During this term, Golden Eagles will look at life Down by the River. They will research plants and animals and create their own branching databases. They will be looking at the features of rivers, and identifying the main rivers n England and Europe. Please click on the Newsletter below to read all about their term's planned work.
Spring 2017 - Lovely London
During the Spring term, we learned all about London and had a brilliant day visiting its sights. Have a look at our class Newsletter here to see what else we covered!
Autumn 2016 - Troubles & Tiaras, Tudor Times
This Term's Homework
Past Learning Topics
Find out more details and photos on our past learning topics by following this link.
This Summer we will be learning all about the English Civil War. The topic has a history bias, and we are fortunate that some of the pivotal battles happened in our area, so this really is local history! We will start the topic with an exciting visit from the Sealed Knot, who will give us as close to 'real life' experience of the time, as possible. Please see the newsletter below for more information.
Our Autumn Term was amazing, we learned all about Tudor times and had a brilliant visit to Sulgrave Manor with the children from Culworth Primary Academy.
Summer 2016 : It's The Olympics!
It was a Going for Gold term for this class! Our theme for our Summer Term was The Olympics. The photos below show sculptures made in Modroc. A year four pupil said "First we made a stick person out of pipe cleaners, beads and straws. We then got a box and covered it with ModRoc and left it to dry. We then attached the model on the box and started to cover the body up to the hips in Modroc. The next day we got tissue roll and covered the rest of the body including the head. Then we put ModRoc on top of the tissue. After it was dry we painted the model and made an Olympics athlete".
In Spring 2016, we all got Jungle Fever !
We had a stunning start to the term and our new topic Jungle Fever. We began by discovering where the rain-forests were in the world and then built our own forests working together with Year 2/3 and using shoe boxes to represent the different levels of the canopy.
We took our maps home to continue our explorations and turned our attention to Literacy and the study of Rudyard Kipling's most magical of stories The Jungle Book. We even had time to watch some of Disney's adaption of the story - they are very different!
We really enjoyed Jonathan's Jungle and getting hands on with all the animals and insets he brought along.