Welcome to Peswara Class.
We are a mixed year 5 and 6 class. Our teacher is the bookworm, Mrs Taylor, who can always be found with her nose in a book in our school library! Our fabulous and fun-filled teaching assistants are Miss Smith and Miss Lowe. Mr Argall works with us in small groups too. How lucky we are!
Our PE lesson takes place on Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure PE kits are in school all week, however, in case of rain or changes to our timetable.
Our year ahead:
Autumn Term - We’ll be investigating World War II with our ‘Lest We Forget’ topic. We will kick off with a visit to Flambards to have a tour by an Air Raid Patrol warden through their life-like Blitz experience, then to Trengwainton Gardens to see an air raid shelter as well as their Dig for Victory walled garden. We shall be considering the viewpoints of those persecuted through reading our whole class book, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas. We will consider what life might have been like for children during the war, especially around Christmas and special occasions on both the Christian and Jewish calendars. We will consider electricity and make our own torches, suitable for life during The Blitz. We will design and make shelters based on our experiences as well as having a visit from a lady from a Jewish family who was evacuated from Austria and forced to move to Scotland at the onset of war. In maths, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division shall set up our basis for success for the rest of the year.
Spring Term - This term we’ll be “jetting off” to the Land of the Rising Sun to learn about everything Japan! We will learn some Japanese language and basic Kanji writing, work in the style of Hokusai, the most famous Japanese artist, and be inspired to write some haiku and tanka poetry. We will learn the value of the ancient art of the tea ceremony and shall make our own tea service from clay to demonstrate our understanding. We shall also investigate traditional Japanese dress by designing and making our very own ceremonial kimono. We will be following some delicious recipes to create some Japanese fayre and learn about Buddhism at the heart of Japanese culture. We’ll also discover the technological advances made by Japanese electronic companies and hold our own science fair to showcase our class inventions. We will learn about the differences in Japanese settlements across the country to understand how Japanese people live as well as all the geographical features of its place in the world. Throughout this adventure, we’ll also read Kensuke’s Kingdom, learn everything that we need to know about fractions, decimals and percentages, geometry and statistics.
Summer Term - Our final topic of the year shall prepare us to revel in the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. We’ll learn about the origins of the games and their more modern counterpart. We’ll take part in a wide range of sporting activities, invent our own sport which we will write to the Olympic Committee to request that it become a part of the 2024 games. Alongside Teyr class, we shall hold our own Olympic Games in school, where we shall invite Key Stage One children and parents to take part. We will design new mascots and logos as well as considering, geographically, how the London 2012 Olympics impacted on our country. We will base our reading around our class text ‘Who Let The Gods Out?’ and discover the wealth of stories wrapped up in Greek mythology. In maths, we shall further develop our problem solving and reasoning skills through a series of self-led investigations, demonstrating our understanding of all we have learnt in the year. One such investigation shall involve hosting the Olympic Games and its associated cost and budgetary constraints.