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Year 5/6 - Banksy



Welcome to Banksy Class

Year 5 and 6



Welcome back to a new term!


This year our class is named 'Banksy,' after the graffiti artist. We have already begun to explore his techniques of choice and used stencils to create our own artwork.  We will continue to discuss the meaning of his art throughout the year and discuss the issues surrounding his work. 



Our topic for our learning this term is: A Child's War



This half term, we’ll imagine what it was like to be evacuated and live with a family other than our own. Using different source materials, we’ll learn about evacuation and write letters to our families ‘back home’. We’ll plot the Second World War’s events on a timeline and learn about rationing, Pearl Harbour and the Battle of Britain. From a range of maps, we’ll identify safe and dangerous places during the war and make persuasive posters to support the war effort. After reading an extract from The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, we’ll write our own diaries. From a range of sources, we’ll find out about children and school during the war and learn about discrimination that existed at the time. We’ll learn about what it was like during the Blitz and think about how soldiers might have felt. In D&T, we’ll make Anderson shelters and cook delicious wartime food.


At the end of the topic, we’ll reflect on Winston Churchill’s stirring speeches and write our own. We’ll compose and perform wartime songs and create a presentation to show what we have learned.


English: This term, we will be supporting our learning with a variety of texts, such as: War Horse, Freind or Foe and Goodnight Mr Tom. We will also be looking at smaller texts on certain aspects of war and linking it to our understanding of types of questions. By applying VIPERS, pupils will be assessing when to apply evidence to support our view and discussing the wording of questions.  



 Maths: As a class, we will be looking at converting between different units of measurement and time. As a class, we will also be looking at perimeter, area and volume before applying it to a variety of questions. Finally, Year 6 will focus on algebra and look into how it can support learning in the real world. 


PE, this term, will be on a Thursday and a Friday. Please make sure that your children have their PE Kits in on these days.


If you have any questions or queries, please come and talk to us.


Miss Doran and Mrs Annakie


Knowledge Organisers