Mrs Sam Graham
Teaching Assistant (am)
Mrs Kim Whaley
Teaching Assistant (pm)
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.
Fair's Fair Spring 2022
This term our over-arching topic is Fair’s Fair. Under this umbrella we will study Freedom: 1783 by Catherine Johnson to promote awareness and discussion around the Slavery Abolition Act. We will also look at Fair Trade in geography: what it means, how it works and the benefits for the workers and communities these products come from. In D+T we will look at how food is grown locally and use local produce to prepare soup and a bread roll. Art will focus on sketching and painting through the technique and style of Van Gogh. We will use either local or fair-trade produce for work on ‘still life’. In music we will compose our own fair-trade song and perform to each other. Please see the topic web for more information on other subjects.
Vikings and Anglo Saxons /Journeys - Autumn 2021
Our Guided Reading book for the term is Cogheart by Peter Bunzl and we will also be looking at some non-fiction and poetry texts to broaden your range of reading.
Look at the Topic web for an overview of what we will be studying in other subjects.