Dundee (Year 5/6)
Welcome to Dundee Class
The class of discovery and innovation!
Welcome to Dundee We are Year 5 & 6 and our teacher is Miss Coombes. Mrs Sanderson also helps us with our learning.
This year, our classes are named after cities in the UK. We have chosen to be named after Dundee in Scotland - nicknamed the City of Discovery. Through our research, we found out that Dundee has been awarded the UNESCO City of Design and is famous for its shipbuilding, video game designs, comic book strips and Miss Coombes and Mrs Sanderson's favourite - Dundee cake! We would like to be nicknamed 'The Class of Discovery and Innovation' this year after our namesake.
Discover Term - Autumn 2021
How do our beliefs drive our actions?
This autumn, we are exploring the project 'How do our beliefs drive our actions?' through our key concepts of belief and faith. This term will have a history, art and RE focus, leading to a showcase of our work in a 'belief through art' exhibition - details to be confirmed.
During our project, we will be exploring the beliefs of Ancient Civilisations such as the Egyptians, Greeks and Early Islamic Civilisations. We will also be looking at modern world faiths including Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism and Humanism and will be visiting places of worship to find out more.
Have a look at our knowledge organiser and key dates below!
Friday 3rd September - Ancient Egypt Day
Friday 1st October - Winchester College and Cathedral Visit
Wednesday 6th October - Ancient Greek Day
November 16th - Visit to Mosque
November 15th- Interfaith week with visitors into school
December - 'Belief through art' exhibition by Dundee Class
English and Whole Class Reading
Our whole class reading texts for this term will be Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll and The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis. If you would like to buy your child a copy so that they can read along with the text, please do so.
To inspire our writing in English lessons, we will be reading The Story of Tutankhamun, Mythologica and Odysseus. We look forward to sharing examples of our finished writing with you.
Ancient Egyptian Enrichment Day
We had a great time meeting with Hyde children for our Ancient Egyptian day. We explored Tutankhamun's tomb and the relics inside, deciphered hieroglyphics, made amulets and solved the Howard Carter themed escape room! A great way to kick off the project!
St Mary's Visit
We loved looking around St Mary's Church with Canon Gary and focussing on the architecture of the building. We explored how the shape of a church is built for worshipping God. A particular highlight was seeing the organ played by Canon Gary!
Winchester Cathedral Visit
We joined up with Hyde to visit Winchester Cathedral and College and had a look at some of their Ancient Greek and Egyptian Artefacts. We also took part in a medieval medicine workshop and had a tour of the cathedral - we loved spotting how it was similar and different to St Mary's Church in Breamore!
Federation Greek Day
We loved having the Hobgoblin Theatre Company in to join us for our Ancient Greek day. We watched their performance of Perseus and Medusa, then took part in an acting workshop. In the afternoon, we learnt about the city states of Sparta and Athens.
Explore Term - Spring 2022
Does adversity make us stronger?
This spring, we will be exploring 'Does adversity make us stronger?' through our Geography and Science focus term. We will be exploring natural disasters such as flooding, tsunamis, extreme weather, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes and the effects that they have on people. Through the use of books and news articles, we will consider what life is like for refugees who have to leave their homes.
We will end our project by hosting a fundraising coffee morning for a charity that we select during our project.
STEM Term - Summer 2022
How does technology help us to push our bodies to the limits?