Year 5/6 – Turquoise

Turquoise Class – Year 5/6

Welcome to Our Class

Our class teacher for the 2021-22 academic year is:

Mr Cooper


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?

Core Texts:
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?

Core Texts:
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?

Core Texts:

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?

Core Texts:

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?

Core Texts:

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?

Core Texts:

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’.


Remote Learning

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 Remote Learning Timetable

Oak National Academy Year 5

Oak National Academy Year 6



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.


Indoor sessions:

  • Black shorts
  • Red polo shirt
  • Black pumps

Outdoor sessions

  • 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.

Mr Cooper