Welcome to Trumpets Class. We are hardworking bunch of 30 learners supported in our work by Mr Glaister, Mrs Potter, Mrs Cookson and Mrs Nelson. On Tuesday afternoons we are taught by the wonderful Mrs Potter and Mrs Cookson and on Thursday afternoons we have PSHE and RE with the fantastic Mrs Wren and Mrs Moores.
P.E. days are Monday and Wednesday afternoons with Mrs Marshall for Forest School!
For homework, we are set reading, spelling practice and times tables practice on a Friday to be handed in the following Friday. Parents and carers are expected to sign and date each homework book three times to show we’ve done it all! Then we can get a gold coin for our efforts!
For No Outsiders this week, Trumpets class read the book Mixed by Arree Chung. In the book Red, Yellow and Blue all start off together but when Red declares, “Red is best!” Things start to unravel as Yellow challenges this and Blue does nothing. The colours end up living in separate parts of the city until a Yellow and a Blue fall in love and have a baby... GREEN! This opens the eyes of the colours to how amazing it is to mix and how life is more vibrant when it’s full of variety. We linked this to real life racism and discussed how to challenge it safely when we encounter it.
Block 3 learning
Please find below the knowledge organisers for Block 3 of our learning.
We are lucky enough to have Boxercise this half term! We started this week and learned important skills like a boxer's stance and the importance of technique over force.
For Remembrance Week 2023, Trumpets Class focused on WW1. We looked into the origins of the war, discussed and created our own propaganda posters and learned about the horrors of trench warfare.
Please find below the Knowledge Organisers for Block 2 of our curriculum :)
For No Outsiders this week, Trumpets class read the story of Rose Blanche. In the story Rose finds a concentration camp and sneaks food to the children who are imprisoned inside. We used the text to discuss how we can justify our actions and how Rose had to justify a difficult decision to risk her life to help others. We also asked the question - are some actions unjustifiable? We then wrote a letter in role as Rose to a friend, telling them what we are doing and justifying the reasons why it was worth the risk.
For Hello Yellow Day 2023, Trumpets Class firstly looked at the Young Minds website https://www.youngminds.org.uk/ and discussed how in life, everyone has ups and downs that are part of life but there can be times when we feel down about a certain event or just for a long period and if that happens there are places and people we can go to for help. We then designed our perfect friend, completed a word search of good ideas to help our mental and finally did some mindfulness colouring!
Black History Day
For Black History Day, Trumpets class learned about Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson was a black person who grew up in the USA in a time where segregation and discrimination were the norm. However, Jackie challenged the status quo and overcame barriers (not without a struggle) to become the first black baseball player to play for a major league team. He went on to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and left a legacy of challenging inequality and standing up for what is right in a peaceful way.
For our No Outsiders this week, Year 5 read the book, Kenny Lives With Erica and Martina by Olly Pike. This book is all about acceptance and consequences. When Kenny's colourful new neighbours move in, his grey neighbourhood doesn't accept them and tries to block them out with a wall. Kenny, with the help of his friends, takes the wall down but sadly his colourful neighbours have left. However he rebuilds it as a welcoming sign should they ever want to return. We then made our own welcoming walls!
Please find below the knowledge organisers for our first block of learning :)