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Year 5—Mandela Class

Welcome to Mandela Class  

Age: 9-10

Teaching Team: Mrs. Jennings  Support Staff: Mrs. Bragoli and Mrs. Egan

Year 5 is an especially exciting year group as the children move into upper Key Stage 2. While the learning gets increasingly more complex, the children thrive on the challenge and develop greater resilience.  

Mandela Class have brilliant enrichment opportunities woven in throughout the year. These include visiting the Bristish Museum, a Mosque and the Planetarium, exploring the delights of Shakespeare with a performance from the Young Shakespeare Company and workshops from the National Archives and Money Matters programme.  The children will also continue to benefit from outdoor learning through our Forest School provision and swimming lessons in the latter part of the school year.  

As well as ensuring that all children finish the year having confidently learned each of the Year 5 English and mathematics, our Design and Technology curriculum is particularly exciting, with pupils designing and creating their own burgers, making electronic fairground rides and designing floating Viking Longboats. In art and design the children enjoy making and decorating pots inspired by the artwork from Ancient Greece, recreating biome inspired designs by William Morris and using mixed media to develop their own Viking broach. We have designed the Art and DT curriculum to compliment – where possible – our history and geography curriculum, bringing the learning on Ancient Greece and modern Europe, biomes, North America and the Vikings and Anglo Saxons to life. 

Ensuring children are able to stay safe online and understand the importance of technology remains a key theme in our computing curriculum and workshops have been planned to support parents with online safety. Our music curriculum is wonderful opportunity to explore the delights of musical theatre, the Blues and many pieces of wonderful music.  

The Year 5 team look forward to working with the children and all of our families closely in partnership this year. We aim to create a year filled with happy memories as well as enriched learning so that all children love coming to school and feel confident entering Year 6.  

If you have any questions, please speak to a member of the team who will be happy to help.  

Please click on the link below to the read the Mandela Class curriculum map.