Arkwright Primary School

 Year 5/6

 Welcome to our Upper Key Stage 2 class page!

  The year 5/6 children are taught by Mrs Rowland 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.


Autumn Term 2023-24

        History Project:  Maafa  

In the Maafa project, our children will learn about Africa today and the ancient kingdoms that thrived on the continent for thousands of years. We will learn about the origins of the transatlantic slave trade in the 15th century and Britain’s involvement from the time of Elizabeth I, when John Hawkins became the first British slave trader. Our learners will understand the structure of the transatlantic slave trade and the consequences of enslavement for enslaved people. They will also discover how the people of Britain benefited from the money and goods produced by the slave trade. They will learn about the causes and consequences of the abolition of slavery in the 19th century, the worldwide African diaspora and the European colonisation in Africa. They will explore the lives and actions of black people in 20th century Britain. They will understand how the Race Relations Act of 1965 became the first piece of British legislation to tackle racial discrimination and know that the Equality Act 2010 provides people with protection against racism and other forms of discrimination, today. Your child will also explore the lives of black people who have made significant contributions to Britain and will celebrate black culture in Britain today.

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

History:  Maafa Knowledge Organiser

Geography:  Our changing world Knowledge Organiser

Art and design:  Trailblazers, Barrier Breakers Knowledge Organiser

Art and design:  Tints, tones and shades Knowledge Organiser

Science:  Circulatory System Knowledge Organiser

Design Technology:  Food for life Knowledge Organiser 



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