Year 5/6BW

Welcome to the Year 5/6BW Page

Welcome to Class B/W. Our class is a mix of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils and is taught by Mr Watson and Miss Bonnett. Our Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Lawton. As Upper Key Stage 2, we know we are have a responsibility to set expectations for other children in our school to follow. We are working hard on developing skills to prepare us for taking the next step as we move up to Secondary school.

Our themes and topics this year will be:

Autumn - The Jungle Book

Spring - Saving Our Planet

Summer - Local History

Day 2 – Captains Cook’s Monument and Bush craft

Day 2 saw the windy conditions change our original plans of climbing to the top of Roseberry Topping to visiting Captain Cook’s Monument. The morning consisted of walking into the forests near Great Ayton and then building dens to shelter from the strong winds. Following this, we built fires for our Kelly kettles and produced some lovely, welcomed hot chocolate to warm ourselves up. As everyone would do with a fire in the woods we finished the morning off by roasting marshmallows over our fires.

After lunch in the forest we continued our adventures up to the top of the forest where we were greeted with Captain Cook’s Monument. The views were amazing; we could see as far as Middlesbrough. Our descent was made more fun through playing a range of different games in the heather and finishing of with some mud sliding.

Day 1 – Beck Scrambling

Despite the wind conditions, we were still able to go beck scrambling near Goathland. We had a sloppy descent down into the beck where the water levels were rather high. We took part in a range of challenges from wadding down stream to crawling through tight spaces in the woodland. The adventure was finished with a dunking under Malham Spout waterfall, which was cascading a huge flow of water.

Spring Term 2020 – Year 5/6BW

Spring Term

We have been learning about microbes and trying to find out which conditions microbes find the most hospitable. In this experiment, we discovered that yeast prefers a warm, moist environment and that it produces a gas when it grows. The classroom had an interesting smell after this lesson!

Plastic Art

In art, we have been inspired by the work of 14 year old Peruvian artist Dafne Murillo, who produced this fantastic piece showing the problem of plastic pollution in the ocean.

Our own versions of Dafne’s work are well underway. Come back and see the final pieces soon.& Further edits 2019



Autumn Term 2019

Autumn Term

Our class text this term is The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, which is a story about 4 children surviving a plane crash in the rainforest.


As part of our work around the book, we have storyboarded chapters and written our own versions.

We. also visited Dalby Forest for our own survival day. We took the opportunity to produce our own Wild Art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy

(Some of us got closer to nature than others!) & We used our experiences to produce our very own Survival Guide to help others survive in the forest.