Years 5 and 6
I’m Ancient and I Know it!
Let’s travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture. Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and age-old artefacts. Make yourself a name and you’ll really look the part. Help him prepare a body for its journey to the afterlife.
The Egyptians were not the only famous Ancient Civilisation, we will fast forward a little to the Ancient Greeks. Who would you favourite Greek God have been? Can you write a myth or legend that will WOW your class mates?
As we travel back to find out about these Ancient lands we will compare their leaders and ways of living then decide, would you have preferred to be an Ancient Egyptian or Ancient Greek?
The Story of Chocolate
Ever wanted to know where all the tastiest chocolates in the world have come? If so, this is the topic for you! We travel back in time to see where chocolate came from, how it was used and most importantly… how it became so yummy!
We will look at how chocolate has changed people’s lives, in the UK and further away.
What would be your dream chocolate bar? This is your chance to design, make, package and present a mouth-watering treat. Explore the properties of solids, liquids and gases during production, then lure in your customers with an irresistible web-page.
How has our world changes in the past 50 years? What will happen in the next 50? We will discover how inventions, people and events have shaped the way that we live today. Text messages, emails, websites, blogs and podcasts – there are so many ways to communicate. Discover the movers and shakers in the world of technology. Perhaps you might be a visionary for the next generation?
Break codes and investigate gadgets galore. Why not write a thriller narrative in the style of Anthony Horowitz? What pages will it need? One for gadgets? A secret lunch menu? You decide! Then build a spy game for a younger child to play after reading the spy story.
A Child's War
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It is 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory.
Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying storm troopers in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears.
Make do and mend – make a toy for a sibling from whatever you can find.
As peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says, ‘It’s an unconditional surrender!’
Journey through space, the final frontier... Navigate beyond the sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our solar system! Investigate the eight planets, and take a look at the moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth.
Programme a ‘rover’ to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity... and what happens when there is none! Get in a spin, making simple models of the solar system and listen to the haunting sounds of space-themed songs.
Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone or is there other life forms out there?
The Circleof Life
A bug, creepy-crawly, a beast! He’ll tickle your skin then go in for the sting! Arachnids, invertebrates, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks... How many legs? How many wings? Who does it eat and who eats it? Can you classify it?
What does the life cycle of a plant look like? What is the life cycle of an animal? How do different habitats impact the lives of their inhabitants?