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 Summer visit to Park Wood today. Also, this was our year 6s last session visiting our beautiful forest.

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.

Properties and changes of materials

During Science this term Saturn will be investigating Properties and Changes of Material. They will learn how to carry out a science experiment and how to record their findings correctly. The lessons that will be covered are: Properties of Materials, Keeping Cool, Brighter Bulbs, Disappearing or Dissolving, Separating Mixtures and finally Irreversible Changes.

Please see below our photos taking during the lessons.

The Blitz 

Saturn class are really enjoying their WWII topic. They have been finding out what happened during ‘The Blitz’ and have produced some wonderful work to showcase their learning.

The Blackout 

The children are often tasked with pre-learning for certain topics through homework. The quality is fantastic, especially their work produced on The Blackout. This prior knowledge really supports them in their learning in the classroom.

Duxford Imperial War Museum

The children got the opportunity to become investigators, enrich their learning and expand their knowledge of WW2. They visited Land & Warfare, re-furbed 1940s bungalow, Anderson shelter, the operations room, land & sea and then finally Battle of Britain.

They got to try on uniforms, gas masks, post memorial messages to the fallen soldiers, listen to recordings and read letters from loved ones. I think the favourite part for many was all the varied aircraft and also having a private guide to answer the children’s fantastic questions.

Overall a super day out made even better with the arrival of the sunshine.

After visiting the Imperial War Museum and as part of our WWII topic, the children have absolutely loved planning, designing and creating their very own Anderson Shelters. They have shared their finished designs and completed self and peer evaluations. They all look fantastic!