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Welcome to Turtles

The Turtles Class is taught by Mrs Oldfield and supported by Mrs Evans and Miss Davies, we are a mixed age class of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils.
 We work hard in Turtles Class, but we also have lots of fun!

 Our topic, this term, is "Keen to be Green."
In Science we will be finding out about Micro Organisms. We will learn about the benefical effect of micro-organisms in food production and waste management and also about the harmful effects of bacteria and viruses. We will be learning about the scientists who have pioneered work that has led to a greater understaning of micro-organisms and disease and the development of vaccines and anti-biotics. In the second half of the term we will turn our focus to ourselves and how to keep healthy.
In Geography we will be learning about coastal environments. Thinking about the coastal areas we have visited, their location and physical features.We will study the effects of the sea and human activity on our coastline and link this to wider global issues; climate change and pollution. Later in the term we are planning to visit a local beach to study the eco-systems found in rockpools and the human activity and uses of coastal areas.

Our literacy work will focus on "Green " issues, making posters and writing letters and persuassive texts to highlight the importance of recycling and waste management. We will be debating the motion " We think plastic bags should be banned",exploring both sides of the debate from the points of view of the various stakeholders. We will also be using our research to make diary style stories about recycling, imagining the adventures of a plastic bottle or tin can from production and then on its various recycling journeys. By the end of the topic the children should have a far greater understaning of the ways that we can all help to protect and care for our planet.

In History we will continue with our enquiry " How has life in Britain changed since 1948?"
Much of this work has been completed as homework; we have involved our parents and grandparents in drawing up family timelines and have asked them to complete questionaires about their childhoods and their experiences of mass media as they were growing up. As a class we have a deepening understanding of the huges changes in technology and daily life that have occured during the second half of the 20th century. We have also been learning about the migrants who came to Britain after World War Two, particularly those who arrived on SS Windrush.We will follow up this topic in PSHE to explore the impact that those people, who came from the countries of the Commonwealth, had on the society and culture of Britain.

There will also be lots of opportunities for colourful and imaginative art and craft work.

Later in the term Year 6 will have the opportunity to go sailing at Siblyback resevoir, have a look at the photos in the sub-pages below, we had great fun last year!

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! 

Picture 1 Mrs Evans and Mr Newsome
Picture 2
Picture 3 Superheros for Children in Need