Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist who organised the UK suffragette movement and helped women win the right to vote.

Transdisciplinary Themes

As part of the IB PYP, we have the six transdisciplinary themes that help us to develop a programme of inquiry into these important concepts. Each term, we focus on one of these themes, this term is ‘how we organise ourselves’. This transdisciplinary theme is explained using the following descriptor: inquiry into the nature of the self, beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human. To ensure coverage, each year group is allocated part of the descriptor to focus on in more detail. By doing so, we can confidently ensure that each child will have explored these ideas – through age-appropriate and relevant inquiries – by the time they leave us in Year 6.

Below are the six transdisciplinary themes that we will cover throughout the year: 

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organise ourselves
  • Sharing the planet


Homework is posted on Google Classroom every Monday afternoon and is due the following Monday morning. You may either hand this in or you may post onto our Google Classroom.

Reading and times tables

Children are encouraged to independently change their own books so that they regularly have access to an engaging text. They read with an adult as often as possible to ensure that the book band that they read from is appropriate and supports their progress and reading skills. We ask that when children read, it is recorded in their reading record.

All children have a login to Times Tables Rock Stars which they can access in class and at home.

Knowledge Organisers

Module 5

This module, Emmeline Pankhurst Class will be looking at these three lines of inquiry: Explorations from the past; Significant Invasions and The impact of Modern Day invasions on Society. Within these areas, your children will explore the history of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and why the invading forces were drawn to England. Please head to our Google Classroom for this module’s Knowledge Organiser which contains further information on what Year 5 will be learning.