Broadway, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN7 4HX


Dunsville Primary School

Working as one to achieve excellence through enjoyment

Headteacher - Mrs V Wilson

Welcome to Year 5/6 Topaz Class

Welcome to the Topaz Class page. Miss Mawson is our class teacher and we are very lucky to have Mrs Brown working with us to support our learning. Please take a look at all the great things we have been getting up to. We hope you like it!


Our Learning!

Year 6 have had a fantastic time on their trip to Crucial Crew! The children had the opportunity to  learn, first-hand, important information about how to be a responsible citizen and how to keep themselves and others safe in a variety of different situations. 

In our science lessons, we have been learning all about electricity and we have enjoyed investigating how circuits and components work. As part of this unit, we have created our very own electronic toys! This required us to use our design and technology skills to design and create a toy that would be suitable for a child to use. 

In English lessons, we have enjoyed learning our model text 'Glockenheim's tower' from memory by creating our very own text map and actions. Throughout this unit, we have enjoyed reading a variety of warning story examples and have worked hard to explore what makes an effective setting description and resolution. 

As as sparkling start to our history learning, Topaz class went on a visit to the Danum Gallery, Library and Museum. We had a great time learning all about life in the Victorian times and had the opportunity to explore lots of different real life artefacts that would have been used in Victorian times. We also had a fantastic session in the new library, learning all about the inventions of the Industrial Revolution. 

In our art lessons, we have enjoyed looking at different art styles and techniques. We have looked at how colour and tone can create emotion. As a fabulous finish to our topic, we created our very own abstract art work, which was inspired by Sonia Delaunay: Electric Prisms and Pollock: Yellow Islands. Take a look at our fantastic creations below! 

Our RE learning has been linked to the question 'What does religion say when life gets hard?'.  As part of this big question, we explored our beliefs about the soul and created a piece of art to represent our own souls using pastels. 

We had an amazing time on our recent residential trip to Kingswood Activity Centre! It was a fun-filled trip that helped us to build relationships with our peers and develop more confidence and resilience in ourselves.