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Year Five and Six

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Spring Term

I have a dream...

December 1st 1955: A woman has been arrested in Montgomery, Alabama. It is up to our team of experts to uncover exactly what happened and what has gone wrong. 

This term the children will explore the civil rights movement through the incredible lives of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and many others. They will then learn about discrimination and equality through poetry, drama, song and art before finally presenting their important findings to the school. 

The children will have lots of questions and will be relating their learning to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the world they see around them. Please encourage their reflections and thoughts by discussing questions such as 'What is fair?', 'Does equal mean the same?' and 'What responsibilities do we have to make our society more equal?'

Autumn Term

Brain Bootcamp

As the children enter a new school year, we will boost our brain power with a brain bootcamp. By exercising our learning muscles and developing a growth mindset, we can all become better learners. This is then followed by a survival week, where the children become shipwrecked on a desert island. They must use all their skills and problem solving abilities in order to survive. 

What did the Romans do for us?

Starting all the way back in 43AD, we will be exploring the truth behind this famous sketch. Who were the tribes in Britain and what was life like before the Roman invasion? What happened as a result of their colonisation? Were they terrible tyrants or benevolent benefitters? We will be exploring the concepts of bias, migration and history through re-enactments, interviews with famous leaders and the discovery of Roman treasures. 

Click here to see our 'Help At Home' page.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Click here to see our Brain Bootcamp planning overview.  
                                                                                                                                                        Click here to see our 'What did the Romans do for us?' planning overview.
                                                                                                                                                         Click here to see our 'What did the Romans do for us?' homework grid.

Click here to see our Spelling homework grid for Autumn Term.