Welcome to Trumpets!
Welcome to Trumpets Class. We are hardworking bunch of 34 learners supported in our work by Mr Glaister, Mrs Potter, Mrs Ashton and Mrs Cookson. We need to come to school in our P.E. kits on Mondays when we do P.E. with the West Lancs Sports Partnership. On Thursday afternoons we are taught by the wonderful Mrs Higson.
A big thank you to our parents, carers and people from home for helping us with our spellings, reading and Times Tables Rock Stars homework which is set on Fridays.
We know that mistakes happen when we learn and we take a Growth Mindset approach to learning – keep putting in the effort and learning from mistakes and we will succeed! We know the power of the word YET!
SPRING TERM LEARNING
World Book Day!
Please find below pictures of us all on World Book Day and information about what we did!
For World Book Day this year, Trumpets Class looked at the book "Here We Are" by Oliver Jeffers which he wrote for his son. It is full of beautiful illustrations that we used to stimulate conversations around what our hopes for the future were and how these may differ from person-to-person.
Safer Internet Day 2022
In Upper Key Stage Two, we learned about staying safe online in terms of showing respect online. We went through various activities (see below) and reinforced that although we can't be responsible for other people's behaviour online, we are responsible for our own.
In February, Year 5 and Year 6 were lucky enough to have the chance to go to London! We saw so many amazing things and visited iconic landmarks. During our trip we went to:
The Science Museum
Hyde Park (The Princess Diana Memorial)
The Albert Memorial and Royal Albert Hall
The London Eye
St James' Park
Horse Guard's Parade
A Thames river cruise
The Tower of London
We went to see WICKED!
The British Museum and...
HARRY POTTER WORLD!
Phew! I'm exhausted just thinking about it!
AUTUMN TERM LEARNING
For Enterprise Week, Trumpets class have been busy designing and making delicious chocolates in festive shapes! We decided on our branding (see below), undertook some market research, planned our processes taking into account health and safety and then made our chocolates! This has helped us to learn about business as well as revisiting some of our changing state Science work.
Our Year 5 and 6 No Outsiders this half term has focused on the text Where The Poppies Now Grow. In the text we see two boys growing up and playing at "war" before the outbreak of WW1 and the reality of war hits home. One is injured but then fortunately rescued by the other. The book finishes with an image of the two boys as old men, saluting in a field of poppies.
We thought of questions we would ask veterans and created our own Remembrance poppies using collage and water colour.
During Remembrance Week, Year 5 and 6 have been learning about World War One. We studied how the war came about with the alliances in Europe triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and how propaganda was used to persuade men to sign up for the army. We then looked at the horrible conditions in the trenches that that soldiers had to endure, as well as the desolation of No Man's Land and the tiny spark of joy that was the Christmas Truce.
Theme 2 - Extreme Earth
Following on from our learning in Set Me Free, our second Theme is Extreme Earth. In this theme we will have a Geography focus on biomes and climate zones, an Art focus on landscapes and landscape artists, a D&T focus on electronics and Computing and a Science focus on light. Please find the Knowledge Organiser for this Theme below.
Read, Write, Perform
This term we were lucky enough to have a Read, Write, Perform unit called "The Storm" as part of our English learning. We looked at videos and pictures related to storms, analysed our key text (called The Storm) and picked out features to use in our own writing. Finally we drafted and wrote up our final piece of work and then performed it verbally to be put into our very own e-book alongside pictures! Enjoy!
Theme learning - History
In our History work, Trumpets have been studying important figures in the slavery liberation movement such as Harriet Tubman, Olaudah Equiano and William Wilberforce. We learned how these brave people stood up and went against the accepted norms of the time to say that slavery was wrong. We learned just how wrong slavery was by using picture and quote sources to learn more about what life as a slave was like. We also brought the impacts of slavery to more modern times by looking at the work of Martin Luther King Jr right up to rappers like will.i.am who are still fighting for equality for black and white people. Currently, we are investigating the removal of statues of slave traders and whether it's right or wrong that they should be torn down.
Today, Trumpets Class took part in #HelloYellow Mental Health awareness day. We discussed what being mentally healthy means and how we can be mentally healthy. Creatively, we designed our own mental health superheroes with special mental health powers! In yellow of course...
Black History Day
As part of Black History Day, Trumpets learned about the Black Lives Matter movement and what their aims were. We also learned about the difference between being not racist and anti racist and how it is important to respectfully challenge people who are racist.
Trumpets class were lucky enough to have tennis coaching today! We learned all about accuracy when hitting and keeping an eye on the ball!
Our first theme unit this year is Set Me Free. During this theme we will be looking at the slave trade - both in terms of its history and important geographical locations - focussing on key figures such as Harriet Tubman as well as investigating quilting and the meaning of different patterns. The Knowledge Organiser for this theme is attached below: