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Danesholme Junior Academy

Year 5


The Year 5 Staff Team

Oller Class: Miss Sutherland

Loki Class: Mrs Scully

Mani Class: Mrs Green

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Mair, Mrs Salmon and Mrs Pietrafesa


Summer Term Project - Kensuke's Kingdom A novel by                     Michael Morpurgo


Kensuke, a former Japanese soldier, survived the war and the bombing of Hiroshima, but his family perished. As an extraordinary bond forms between the two, Kensuke faces a heart-breaking choice: can he give up the secluded life he's built for himself to help reunite Michael with his parents?

Year 5 are immersed in the Novel and our writing and reading is focused around this extraordinary story.


Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize provide some interactive home learning resources.



The Oak National Academy is an online classroom set up by teachers when lockdown started in March. They have a huge range of high-quality video lessons and resources available for the academic year 2020-21.