Year 5/6 – Turquoise

Turquoise Class – Year 5/6

Welcome to Our Class

Our class teacher for the 2018-19 academic year is:

Mrs. McCabe

Our teaching assistant is Miss Gough.

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 would a nation like Germany follow Hitler?

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 WW2 and finding out how Hitler rose to power.

How has Nelson Mandela Helped Stop Discrimination?

This is a Geography based topic with elements of history and SMSC. During this topic we will be focusing on the life of Nelson Mandela and how he helped to stop apartheid. We will also be developing our locational knowledge.

Who were the Mayans and what can we learn from them?

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?

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?

This is a geography based topic. We will be learning about the water cycle.

What would Christ The Redeemer see as he looks out over Brazil?

This is a geography based topic; we will be focusing on locational knowledge and studying the human and physical feature of South America.

More detail about our curriculum can be found under the Key Information section of school website under ‘Our Curriculum’.


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 Felix, a young Jewish boy from the book ‘Once’, 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.

Investors in pupils

Our class target is:

To be independent, mature learners who are always ready to learn.

More detailed information about class activities will be shared with parents on our weekly class newsletters.


Homework is explained on the newsletter each week.  It will be handed out on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Friday.  Homework will include: English, Maths, Spelling, Times Tables and a piece of ‘Talk’ homework which will link to our worship theme.

If you would like any more information about our class, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.

Mrs McCabe