Pankhurst Class

Year 5 & 6 - Miss Stone

We are a Year 5/ 6 class named after our inspirational person, Emmeline Pankhurst.

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 - 1928) was a suffragette during a period of history where women and lower class males were not allowed to vote. Seeing something wrong with the world, Pankhurst decided to make a change to give everyone the vote. Through perseverance, determination and political actions, Pankhurst fought in lots of different ways to have everyone’s voice be heard. During the period of the First World War, Pankhurst stopped the Suffragettes from their protests in order to help the country and they took on many of the men’s jobs. In 1918, the vote was granted to women over the age of 30, this was the beginning of a wonderful step to votes for all and the results of Emmeline Pankhurst’s hard work. This influences our class to look at the people today who are making changes for all of our futures and providing a voice for all.  

Please have a look at some of the things we have been inspired by over the year:

English - We wrote Haiku poems for the Brailsford Ploughing Match based on farming and Derbyshire. A Haiku poem has three lines and follows the pattern, 5-7-5 syllables. By using the structure, we became poets and were inspired by our local area. 

Mathematics - One night this half term, Mrs. Foulds crept into our classroom and stole all of our mathematics equipment away. This meant we had to solve the calculations mentally and used special pens to write on the desk to explain all the different strategies we could use. Luckily, all mathematical equipment has now returned! 



Religious Education - We were invited by Kedleston Hall to paint Diya lamps for Diwali celebrations to be displayed at the National Trust property during November. The patterns in the lamp were intricately detailed and we loved the bright colours to paint them with.