Mrs Sam Graham
Teaching Assistant (am)
Mrs Jo Thorniley
Teaching Assistant am
Mrs Kim Whaley
Teaching Assistant (pm)
Mr Guy Wakeham
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.
SpringTerm 2023: The Great Outdoors
This term we will be learning about the Great Outdoors and in geogrpahy will be finding out about what Britain has to offer through its National Parks. In DT and Art we will be looking at designing and making shelters (linked to work in outdoor learning) and sketching and painting landscapes. In science, we will explore how plants reproduce and compare the lifecycles of different plant and animals. In English, we will focus on The Jungle Book for imspiration for our writing, along with Travel books to write travel recounts.
Please see the topic wen for further information regarding other subject areas.
This term’s Guided reading book is The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mckenzie.
Orphaned and growing up in a children's home, Daniel is constantly picked on by Spud Harper and his gang of bullies. However, his life changes forever when he stumbles upon The Nowhere Emporium, which has mysteriously arrived in Glasgow.
Its owner and creator, Lucien Silver, quickly spots something special about Daniel. He invites him to come and work at the Emporium. It doesn't take long for Silver to realise the true extent of Daniel's talent - and so begins an exciting adventure to save the Emporium from his lifelong arch-nemesis, Vindictus Sharpe.
I wonder which paper is the most absorbent?
Outdoor learning - making fires and roasting marshmallows to learn about irreversible changes.
We uses a reef knot, clove hitch and square lashing tomake the structure of a sieve, ready to use on science.
Helping each other how to tie a Reef knot in Outdoor Learning.
With a little bit of help, we can do this! Using resources in maths to help our understanding.
Performing a scene from Romeo and Juliet
Etching in art, in the style of Van Gogh.
Learning about the Earth: day and night.
Comparing the size of planets in our Solar System using salt dough.