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Year 5/6 - NHS Class


Welcome to NHS Class

Year 5 and 6


Welcome back to a new school year after a well-deserved summer break.


Our theme for choosing our class name for this year was based on the idea of a successful team, inspiring us to develop key skills such as communication and working towards a collective goal. For year 5 and 6 students, our class is named 'NHS', after a team of carers that has shown resilience and togetherness working through great challenges over the years; indeed, it celebrated its 73rd birthday this past July. As a class, we have already discussed the values that are the foundation of the NHS and we will continue to draw on those values over the coming year to inspire our own NHS Class to be successful learners, working together and helping each other as part of a successful team. 


Our topic for our learning this term is titled: MAAFA



This project teaches children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade.

It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the

European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.

The term Maafa itself is a Swahili word defined in English as 'tragedy' or 'disaster'. 


Any questions or queries, please email


Mr Edmunds and Mrs Meadows







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