Welcome to Trumpets!

Welcome to Trumpets Class. We are hardworking bunch of 34 learners supported in our work by Mr Glaister, Mrs Potter, Mrs Ashton and Mrs Cookson. We need to come to school in our P.E. kits  on Tuesdays when we do P.E. with the West Lancs Sports Partnership. On Thursday afternoons we are taught by the wonderful Mrs Higson.

A big thank you to our parents, carers and people from home for helping us with our spellings, reading and Times Tables Rock Stars homework which is set on Fridays.

We know that mistakes happen when we learn and we take a Growth Mindset approach to learning – keep putting in the effort and learning from mistakes and we will succeed! We know the power of the word YET!

AUTUMN TERM LEARNING

Enterprise Week

For Enterprise Week, Trumpets class have been busy designing and making delicious chocolates in festive shapes! We decided on our branding (see below), undertook some market research, planned our processes taking into account health and safety and then made our chocolates! This has helped us to learn about business as well as revisiting some of our changing state Science work. 

No Outsiders

Our Year 5 and 6 No Outsiders this half term has focused on the text Where The Poppies Now Grow. In the text we see two boys growing up and playing at "war" before the outbreak of WW1 and the reality of war hits home. One is injured but then fortunately rescued by the other. The book finishes with an image of the two boys as old men, saluting in a field of poppies.

We discussed key questions that arose from the text including why we use poppies for remembrance, why it is important that we don't forget and how the realities of war are very different to how it can be portrayed in games and films.

We thought of questions we would ask veterans and created our own Remembrance poppies using collage and water colour.

Remembrance Week

During Remembrance Week, Year 5 and 6 have been learning about World War One. We studied how the war came about with the alliances in Europe triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and how propaganda was used to persuade men to sign up for the army. We then looked at the horrible conditions in the trenches that that soldiers had to endure, as well as the desolation of No Man's Land and the tiny spark of joy that was the Christmas Truce.

Theme 2 - Extreme Earth

Following on from our learning in Set Me Free, our second Theme is Extreme Earth. In this theme we will have a Geography focus on biomes and climate zones, an Art focus on landscapes and landscape artists, a D&T focus on electronics and Computing and a Science focus on light. Please find the Knowledge Organiser for this Theme below. 

Read, Write, Perform

This term we were lucky enough to have a Read, Write, Perform unit called "The Storm" as part of our English learning. We looked at videos and pictures related to storms, analysed our key text (called The Storm) and picked out features to use in our own writing. Finally we drafted and wrote up our final piece of work and then performed it verbally to be put into our very own e-book alongside pictures! Enjoy! 

Theme learning - History

In our History work, Trumpets have been studying important figures in the slavery liberation movement such as Harriet Tubman, Olaudah Equiano and William Wilberforce. We learned how these brave people stood up and went against the accepted norms of the time to say that slavery was wrong. We learned just how wrong slavery was by using picture and quote sources to learn more about what life as a slave was like. We also brought the impacts of slavery to more modern times by looking at the work of Martin Luther King Jr right up to rappers like will.i.am who are still fighting for equality for black and white people. Currently, we are investigating the removal of statues of slave traders and whether it's right or wrong that they should be torn down. 

Hello Yellow!

Today, Trumpets Class took part in #HelloYellow Mental Health awareness day. We discussed what being mentally healthy means and how we can be mentally healthy. Creatively, we designed our own mental health superheroes with special mental health powers! In yellow of course...

Black History Day

As part of Black History Day, Trumpets learned about the Black Lives Matter movement and what their aims were. We also learned about the difference between being not racist and anti racist and how it is important to respectfully challenge people who are racist. 

Tennis!

Trumpets class were lucky enough to have tennis coaching today! We learned all about accuracy when hitting and keeping an eye on the ball!

Theme 1

Our first theme unit this year is Set Me Free. During this theme we will be looking at the slave trade - both in terms of its history and important geographical locations - focussing on key figures such as Harriet Tubman as well as investigating quilting and the meaning of different patterns. The Knowledge Organiser for this theme is attached below: