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Year 5 & 6

Welcome to year 5 and year 6 at Regis Manor. 

 

Year 5: 

5P

Teacher: Miss Pearce 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Fry 

5B 

Teacher: Miss Beard 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Brackstone and Mrs Sheran 

 

Year 6:

6F 

Teacher: Mr Fincham 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Vitler and Mr Mcgrath 

6P 

Teacher: Mrs Pearce 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hearden

 

 

Topics: 

During 2019-2020 we will be studying these topics in Year 5 and Year 6: 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

World War 1

Our environment 

World War 2

Natural disasters 

The Vikings

Australia 


World War 1:

The horror of life in the trenches as a soldier during WW1 is used to inspire a range of descriptive and factual writing during this exciting topic. Using a range of historical sources for information, children create models and diagrams of the complex trench system on the Westen Front and consider the impact of new technologies such as the tank on the outcome of the war.  

Our environment:

How sustainable is transport in Sittingbourne? Which packaging can be recycled and how? In this topic children about the effects of environmental change and consider what can be done to be more sustainable. As part of this topic we make a visit to the local DS Smith paper mill to see in action how our recycled paper and card is transformed into new packaging material and learn about how the recycling process is managed locally . 

World War 2:

The focus of this topic centers on the effect on war on the lives of normal people. Children will consider the impact of the Blitz on the citizens of London, learn about what life was like as a child evacuee, and consider a wartime menu based on rationed foods. 

Natural disasters: 

In this geography based topic children learn about the causes and effects of a range of natural disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. By creating a model children will learn about volcanic eruptions and explore the areas of the world where volcanoes appear and why. 

Anglo Saxons and Vikings:

Tracing the history of Britain from the end of the Roman period to Harold’s eye-watering defeat in 1066 children will gain a broad chronological understanding of this exciting period in history. Through studying a range of historical sources children will learn about what it was like to live through the changes during this period. In addition children will learn the mysteries of norse mythology; how Vikings could enter Valaha and avoid the wrath of Thor. 

Australia: 

Through exploring auborinigal dreamtime maps and artwork children will learn about how Australian aboringonal people navigated their landscape and use similar concepts to map their own understanding of their local landscape. Additionally, children will develop their understanding of biomes and geographical concepts through the study of this amazing and diverse country. 

 

Please click here to download the topic map for this year. 

 

Head boy and Girl, Sports Leaders, and Year 6 Prefects 

Children in year 6 have the opportunity to apply for a range of roles and responsibilities within the school. Within these roles children are recognised for and have opportunities to develop their communication and leadership skills and to act as role-models to younger children in the school. Positions are sought after and competitive to obtain! The Head Boy and Head Girl’s blog can be found here.

 

Our sports leaders receiving their badges

 

Y5 Swimming 

All children in Year 5 have the opportunity to complete an extended series of swimming lessons led by a qualified swimming instructor with the aim of increasing confidence and competence in the water. Lessons take place in groups of fithteen children using the pool at Westlands Primary school.