Welcome to Year 5 and Year 6

Welcome back to school!

The year 5/6 team warmly welcome back all of our children to school and we can't wait to get going with a new school year! We hope all children and their families had a great summer break and are as excited as we are about returning to school. Our topic this term is Nottingham Past and Present. Please check the topic page below for regular updates of our work.

Meet the year 5/6 team:

Mrs. Grigorjevs - class teacher in Bowden.

Mr. Longdon - class teacher in Cuffay.

Miss. Moore - class teacher in Naoroji.

Mr. Pickering - class teacher in Bridgetower.

Miss. Latif - class teacher in Naroji and Bridgetower.

Mrs. Evans - class teacher in Bowden.

Mrs. Dance - class teacher in Cuffay.

Mrs. Shafi - classroom teaching assisstant in Cuffay and Bridgetower.

Mrs. Swannell - classroom teaching assisant in Bowden and Naoroji.

The people behind our class names:

Sir Frank Bowden was a British businessman and inventor who founded the Nottingham Raleigh Bicycle Company. Raleigh has made many famous cycles over the years including the chopper and the BMX.

William Cuffay became a journeyman tailor but lost his job when the new tailors' union went on strike in 1834. Displeased with the way he had been treated and convinced that workers needed to be represented in parliament, he became involved in the struggle for universal suffrage, helping form the Metropolitan Tailors' Charter Association and soon became an important figure in the Chartist movement in London, the first mass popular political movement in Britain.

Dadabhai Naoroji (4 September 1825 – 30 June 1917) also known as the "Grand Old Man of India" and "official Ambassador of India" was an Indian Parsi scholar, trader and politician who was a Liberal Party member of Parliament (MP) in the United Kingdom House of Commons between 1892 and 1895, and the first Asian to be a MP.

George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower was an Afro-European musician, born in 1778 in Biała Podlaska, Poland, where his father worked for Prince Hieronim Wincenty Radziwiłł. He grew to be a virtuoso violinist, impressing famous European composers such as Beethoven. He lived in England for much of his life.

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