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5/6 O - Siberian Tigers

Summer Term 2022

Take a look at the Upper Key Stage 2 page to see an overview of Year 5 & 6 (what we're covering in subjects and other important details). 

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Click HERE to see our class timetable.

Last half term: Marvellous Mountains

Topic overview



We used watercolours to create a mountain/mountain range and added shadows with charcoal. Finally, we used coloured pencils to add patterns to the sky (similar to Van Gogh's style). 

Visit to Cow House Beck

As part of our topic, Moving Mountains, we went on a sunny walk to Cow House Beck! 


In PE, we have been looking at Movement and Dance. We are focusing on spatial awareness, body control, rhythm, timing, transitions and teamwork. We have learnt new body moves which we will put together into a sequence and dance based around our Science topic, The Solar System. 


Class Assembly 

On 11th November, we performed our class assembly. We had lots of fun performing for our parents/carers and for the whole school. Our assembly was filled with information about World War 2, life as an evacuee, brilliant acting and of course lots of singing! Please watch the video below for a montage. 



We had a visit from the Planetarium, which was amazing! We learnt so many facts about our Solar System and even managed to have a question and answer session afterwards. This is going to help our learning so much!

We researched information about the planets  in our solar system and created our very own planets. First, we needed to use paper mache and balloons to create the shape. When these had dried, we carefully painted the correct colours, creating texture and detail. Finally, we made fact files and displayed these in our classroom. 


In our first lesson, we used the grid method to copy an image of a World War II plane. Afterwards, we enlarged and repeated the image onto A3 paper.  We added detail and shading, making sure we kept within the correct gridlines. 

In our third lesson, we created a water colour wash to match the background from the original image. Finally, we painted the plane and added further detail. 

Hello Yellow Day

To celebrate World Mental Health Day, we all came dressed in yellow. We talked about mental health and carried out a number of activities across the day. 


As part of our 'We'll Meet Again' topic, we've been looking at examples of food available at the time. We created a World War II menu and even got the opportunity to make our very own vegetable soup. It was delicious!

We used hot seating to interview an evacuee (our partner). We had to think of relevant questions to ask them, some of the class performed these at the end of the lesson.  

Homework Tasks

We've been so impressed with homework tasks completed so far this half term. To view your homework tasks click here. 


In science, we are learning about animals and their habitats. We are looking at the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. Also, we are describing the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. 

The photos below show our first scientific study, we started with a parent plant (sempervivum) and each picked a plantlet. Next, we put soil into a plant pot and added the plantlet. The plant that is produced (from the plantlet) will be a clone of the parent. 

Dissecting Plants in Science

Completing some fantastic fish art work for the whole school display based on the book ‘You be you'.

Eden Camp

We visited Eden camp,  experiencing the sounds and smells of life on the Home Front and the Front Line. We explored the buildings and grounds of the original World War 2 Prisoner of War Camp!