Welcome to Our Class
Our class teacher for the 2020-21 academic year is:
In Turquoise Class, we cover many exciting topics to enhance children’s knowledge and understanding in-line with The National Curriculum 2014. British Values also underpin our curriculum.
Our key topic areas this year are:
Why should Britain be ashamed of slavery?
Journey to Jo’burg by Beverley Naidoo
The Story of Slavery by Sarah Courtauld
This is a History based topic. This is a study of an aspect or theme in British History beyond 1066. We will be learning about slavery in Britain and how it has shaped the country we live in.
Click here for SLAVERY Knowledge Organiser
How was Britain able to stand firm against the German threat?
Once by Morris Gleitzman
This is a History based topic. This topic is s study of World War two and how it affected Britain.
Click here for WW2 Knowledge Organiser
Who were the Mayans and what can we learn from them?
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis
The Great Kapok Tree – Lynne Cherry
Click here for The Mayans Knowledge Organiser
This is a History based topic. This topic is a study of a non-European society that provides contrasts with British History.
Were the Vikings always so Vicious and Victorious?
Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd Stanton
Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo
Click here for The Vikings Knowledge Organiser
This a history based topic. We will be learning about the Viking and the Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England at the time of Edward the Confessor.
Will I ever see the water I drink again?
Drop Around the World – Barbara Shaw McKinney
One Well: The Story of Water on Earth – Rochelle Strauss
This is a geography based topic. We will be learning about the water cycle.
Click here for The Water Cycle Knowledge Organiser
How diverse is life in South America?
Journey to River Sea – Eva Ibbotson
Trash – Andy Mulligan
This is a geography based topic; we will be focusing on locational knowledge and studying the human and physical feature of South America.
Click here for South America Knowledge Organiser
More detail about our curriculum can be found under the Key Information section of school website under ‘Our Curriculum’.
In the event of school or bubble closures, remote learning information will appear here and in the remote learning feed to the right:
Turquoise Class will have their PE lessons on Wednesdays. It is essential that children have the correct PE kit in school. Our year 5 children also have swimming lessons on a Friday.
- Black shorts
- Red polo shirt
- Black pumps
- Black shorts or dark tracksuit bottoms (winter)
- Red polo shirt
- Trainers (not fashionable)
- Sweater (winter)
Boys – Trunks or swim shorts (shorts must be lined and no longer than mid-thigh)
Girls – 1 piece costume (close fitting leotards and footless tights may also be worn where normal swimwear is not appropriate for religious/ cultural reasons).
Our Learning Line
The Learning Line helps us the children to evaluate their own progress in lessons. Our line shows the journey of Naledi and her younger brother, from the book ‘Journey to Jo’burg’, the children helped to design our learning line and use it in all areas of the curriculum. It follows the process of: Plan, Understand, Passion, Act, Evaluate, Embed.
Our Golden Promises
Homework will be handed out on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Wednesday. Homework will include: English, Maths, Spelling, Times Tables and a piece of ‘Talk’ homework which will link to our worship theme.
Your child will also have a reading book which needs to be returned each Wednesday.
If you would like any more information about our class, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.