Arkwright Primary School

 Year 5/6

 Welcome to our Upper Key Stage 2 class page!

The year 5/6 children are taught by Mr Tupman and Mrs Gould is the class Teaching Assistant.

This class page is designed to give readers a brief overview of what we are covering in class. We share more detailed information about what we get up to using the Class Dojo app. Parents can request login details via their child's class teacher.


Summer Term 2023-24

         History project:  Britain at War

In the Britain at War project, your child will learn about the main causes of the First World War and which countries were the major players. They will investigate why so many men volunteered to fight and then sequence the events at the start of the war. Using various sources of evidence, the children will learn about life in the trenches and the consequences of new weaponry. They will listen to first-hand accounts of life on the home front and evaluate the impact of war on everyday life. They will also discover the events that led to the Allied Powers’ victory and the consequences of the Treaty of Versailles. The children will also learn about the causes and main events of the Second World War. They will find out how Britain prepared itself for war and the war’s impact on civilian life. They will learn about the Battle of Britain and how it proved to be a key turning point for the Allied Powers. They will also hear about Anne Frank and discover what her story tells us about the treatment of Jewish people by the Nazi Party. The children will research the causes and consequences of the end of the Second World War and investigate the legacy of the wars in Britain. Closer to home, the children will research the life of a local First World War hero who sacrificed their life fighting for Britain. They will also investigate the legacy of these global conflicts in the post-war period.

Please see our Knowledge Organisers below for this term's key project learning. 

History:  Britain at War Knowledge Organiser

Art: Distortion and Abstraction

DT: Make Do and Mend

Science: Light Theory

Science: Evolution and Inheritance  





Click here for the 2023-24 long term Year 5/6 plan