Years 5/6 - Our Spring 2020 Big Picture question:
Whose world do we live in?
Welcome to Years 5 and 6! Our class names are Herons (Y5), Swans (Y5), Owls (Y6) and Hawks (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.
Spring is our 'Explore' term. Geographical knowledge and understanding is our starting point, and other subjects link to our theme wherever possible. Our Knowledge Organisers provide specific curriculum content and vocabulary that will be learned by children.
As Year 6 children prepare for the national tests in May 2020, we aim to support families and encourage working together. Our most recent workshop focused on maths, and the slides are available below.
As part of the Big Picture plan, we aim to give children a memorable experience to inspire them in their learning. This term, 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.
Authentic Outcomes: Working with Waterstones Lincoln, Lincoln Central Library and a local restaurant
One of our most recent authentic outcomes 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.