Saturn – Year 5 & 6

Welcome to Saturn Class!

The teacher of Saturn Class is Mrs Muggeridge and our HLTA is Mrs Wright.

Lessons taught in years five and six follow the 2014 National Curriculum. The children learn through a topic based creative curriculum which enables them to make sense of their learning. It is also important that children in years five and six start to take on responsibility for their own learning. They are encouraged to do this with many problem solving tasks and independent research.

Please take a look at the tabs below to find out more about some of the interesting areas of learning we are currently focusing on.

Forest School

Saturn Class have enjoyed their Autumn visit to Park Wood for the first of this year’s ‘Forest School’ sessions.

Forest School helps children to grow in confidence as a result of the freedom, time and space they are given in their learning. This allows them to demonstrate independence at their own pace.

At Forest School, children can run and make a noise, get their hands dirty and experience manageable risk – which is essential for healthy child development, through activities such as den building, supervised fire lighting, whittling sticks, tool work and more!

Please have a look at the pictures below to see Saturn Class in action at Forest School.

Funky Furnishings

In Design and Technology the children are working on a project to design and make a cushion. We have already looked at the different styles and materials of cushions around the world and also looked into the history of them. Many didn’t like the idea of having a wooden pillow to sleep on!

We have investigated different sewing methods including overhand, blanket, zig zag and running stitch and also why you would use either hidden or exposed stitching in a design.

Please see the gallery below for photos of their progress so far.

Saturn Class (Y5-6) Autumn Overview (Being a Scientist)

Being a Scientist

Our main focus this term is ‘Being a Scientist’. In Saturn class, we are currently investigating ‘Properties and Changes of Materials’ and have been completing a range of tests and experiments to compare the properties of materials, find the best thermal insulators and electrical conductors. The children are able to plan and carry out their own investigations with a ‘hands on’ approach to their learning.

Saturn Class (Y5-6) Spring Overview (Being an Historian)

Being an Historian 

Our main focus this spring term is being an Historian. We are all working remotely due to lockdown 3, but we are still thinking about being an historian through our learning.

How dark were the Dark Ages?

We have been learning all about the Anglo-Saxons: including the end of Roman Britain, the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons, what life was like in the Dark Ages, including how they lived and worked and how Britain became split into kingdoms. We have studied and investigated artefacts and the clues they give us about Anglo-Saxon life.

We have recreated Anglo-Saxon jewellery through art, and houses through DT, as well as writing in runes.