Study Zone - Year 5 and 6

  • Helen Neil

    Class Teacher

  • Mrs Jenny Joyce

    Teaching Assistant (am)

  • Mr Guy Wakeham

    Teaching Assistant

Welcome to the Study Zone!
The Study Zone is home to Year 5 and Year 6.  We know how important it is to be engaged with our learning, challenging our thinking and questioning our ideas.  We understand that discussion is an important aspect of our learning, helping us to see different perspectives, different methods of solving problems and also helping us to be open to exploring different ideas.
We like to work in a variety of ways: peer learning to share our understanding; talking buddies to think things through;  working in groups or individually to achieve our work.  We strive to be independent learners and know it is okay to get 'stuck', as we learn from our mistakes.  We mostly work at our tables but sometimes work together on the carpet in groups with the teacher. Some of us choose to work on the carpet during independent tasks as we find this more comfortable and so can focus more easily.
WWI - Autumn Term 2020 

Welcome back!

It has been a difficult last few months with the Covid 19 lockdown restrictions but I hope you are all excited and ready to return to school to see you friends and continue your learning. 

Pupils, please use the Google Classroom to access homework, messages and other resources.

This term’s topic is The Great War (World War I).  We will be finding out about different aspects of WWI, from how it all began to life on the Western Front,  the roles of animals, the advancements made in warfare, life at home in Britain and how it came to an end.  In English, we will study War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, link some non-fiction writing to our history work and read some WWI poetry.  Our Art will focus on how the war was recorded, looking specifically at the work of John Nash and in music, we hope to learn some WWI songs, if we are permitted to sing. 

Also this term, we will be looking at classification in science, mental health and drug education in PSHE, and aspects of Christianity and Islam in RE.

Fair's Fair - Spring Term 2020
We will be looking at the importance of fairness this term and the topic web for this can be found below.  To support our work we will be going on a school trip to the Eden Project, as a, school, where the children will participate in workshops.  This will link in closely to the work we are doing with the Virtues Project and the children have already discussed this in relation to the environment and climate change - a topic close to their hearts.
Potion Commotion - Autumn 2019
Welcome back! I hope you all had a great summer break and are now ready to dive back into your learning.  This term's topic is 'Potion Commotion' and we have some interesting units of work to immerse ourselves into.  Please see the topic map on this page to explore the ideas we talked about.  Remember, the first Monday back is our topic launch day so have your costumes at the ready. We will be making willow wands; creating incredible spells and concocting some magical potion smoothies to tickle your tastebuds!  
26th September - a great day was had by all.  The children attended the National Trust Outdoor Festival held on the Penrose estate.  They experienced beekeeping, slack-lining, spear throwing, storytelling, campfire cooking, dissecting owl pellets and participating in a sensory experience.  A few photos have been added to the class page below, but for more photos please go to: Learning, Curriculum, Nation Trust page on the school website.
 Summary of Summer Term Topic - Dig for Victory.
What a wonderful end to the summer term.  The children have been like sponges, soaking up the learning and really engaging with the work. They have shared family stories of WWII, completed homework projects and spending lots of their own time researching and reading book about the war.  We've made some fantastic and tasty WWII recipes; focused on proportion and observational skills with our sketching of aircraft; created batik bunting; learnt about rationing and the home guard; created war poetry and  much more.  
We're now looking forward to our next topic 'Potion Commotion' in September.
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