Years 5/6 - Autumn 2021
Do all people share a history?
Welcome to Years 5 and 6! Our class names are Robins (Y5), Magpies (Y5), Owls (Y6) and Eagles (Y6). Our learning always starts with a big question. We are planning some interesting memorable experiences and we will conclude our term with an opportunity to share our learning with an audience.
Autumn is our 'Discover' term. History is our starting point, and other subjects link to our theme wherever possible. We use Knowledge Organisers to give an overview of the specific curriculum content children will cover this term.
Recommended Reading Lists
We hope that you will find the following recommended reading lists helpful starting points for choosing books when reading out of school. Our reading spine, used for teaching and learning in school, provides children with a range of texts which are studied and enjoyed together.
|Year 5 Reading List||[pdf 676KB]|
|Year 6 Reading List||[pdf 652KB]|
|Reading Spine Key Stage Two||[pdf 170KB]|
An Example of our Memorable Experiences
As part of the Big Picture plan, we aim to give children a memorable experience to inspire them in their learning. Recently, for example, we visited Weston Park museum in Sheffield, where historians helped us to discover what life was like for people living in the Bronze Age.
An Example of our Authentic Outcomes: Working with Waterstones Lincoln, Lincoln Central Library and a local restaurant
An example of an authentic outcome involved writing our very own book based on our learning about The Romans, which was published. We enjoyed a very special launch evening at Waterstones Lincoln, where a panel of visitors critiqued our work. They included guests from Lincoln City Football Club and Bishop Grosseteste University. More recently, we learned about the origins of chocolate and were set a special challenge by a restaurant owner. We were given a brief to research, design and bake a biscuit to accompany a hot drink. The chosen recipe would be made by the chef and trialled on the menu. We shared our plans and designs with the restaurateur, who gave us feedback.