Year 5 letters to the Government.

Last year, Year 5 wrote letters to Michael Gove to persuade him to alter current approaches to reducing plastic waste and to encourage the Government to do something about it.  This is an example of the reply’s we got back from the House of Commons.  

Welcome to Year 6

Autumn Term 2018

Welcome to a busy, but exciting first term in year 6. The children have all started the year really well and are trying really hard with all their work and responsibilities.


In English, we will be looking at Anthony Browne’s King Kong. We will be carrying out journalistic writing and we will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout our work.


In maths, we will be working in streamed groups, to address any areas where support may be needed. We will continue to develop and extend our skills in the 4 rules of number, our understanding of place value, decimals, percentages, and fractions and measurement. We will focusing on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving.

In science, we will be looking at Our Bodies and how we can stay healthy and how eating well and exercising has a positive impact on our bodies.

Our geography topic this term is all about North America. We will be doing lots of work in school but will also be expecting lots of brilliant homework.


We will be doing P.E. every other Thursday and every Friday with the sports coach, so the children need their kits in school on these days. Just a reminder that school P.E. kit comprises of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps and if P.E. is taking place outside and the weather is cold, the children are allowed to wear dark jogging bottoms and trainers. All jewellery must be removed for P.E.


The children will also be getting English and maths homework every week. We will always set the homework on a Friday and it must be brought back into school by the following Wednesday. The children will also be bringing home their reading books every day and it is vitally important that they read regularly. We are really working on the children’s comprehension skills so it would be great if you could ask them questions about their books every time you read with them. We keep track of the homework and reading on charts in the classroom that are linked to the assertive mentoring scheme that we use in school.


Please remember to carry on practising your times tables up to 12×12 as it is essential that the children have rapid recall for all tables facts. All children have logins for TT Rockstars. Try and beat the other class in Battle of the Bands.


We will regularly update our web pages to keep you up to date with what we are doing throughout this year. Look out for blogs written by the children.

We are always available if there is anything that you would like any advice or help with and are happy to address any concerns you might have in what is an exciting, but occasionally daunting year for the children and yourselves.

Mrs. Lynch and Mr. Griffin


Autumn term 1!

Welcome back! We hope that you have had a lovely summer break and are now ready and raring to go. We have lots of exciting things planned for the first half term, have a look below to find out more.


We will start the year as film directors by writing and creating a short trailer for our own scary movie! Then our focus will be on ‘The Princess’ Blankets’ by Carol Ann Duffy. This beautifully illustrated fairy-tale tells the story of a princess, who no matter what, always feels cold. Her worried parents, the King and Queen, announce that if anyone can cure their daughter they can have anything they wish even half of their kingdom. The children will use this story to inspire their own narrative and we will be applying different aspects of Year 5 SPaG within our writing.

It is crucial that your child practises their spellings each week including their homework and words from the Y5/6 key spelling words.


The children will start the year by looking at number and place value. They will learn to read, write and compare 5 digit numbers. We will then develop different strategies to add and subtract mentally and look at choosing the most effective method. The children will then look at multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 100 before focusing on measurement. The children will develop and apply their reasoning and problem solving skills across all areas of the curriculum.

Your child must be fluent in all of their multiplication tables. Make sure you’re a Times Table Rockstar by practising regularly. Each child has their own login to Times Table Rocksars.



Our topic this half term will be Earth and Space. The children will learn about the movement of Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in our Solar System. They will learn about how we get seasons, day at night and the different phases of the moon. They will also have the opportunity to find out about how ideas about the solar system have developed and changed over time. The children will develop their working scientifically skills, by planning an enquiry using a shadow stick to look at changes over time to investigate the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.



Our topic this term will be The Tudors. We will be learning about famous Tudor Kings and Queens and about what life was like during the Tudor times.

Please see the curriculum page to find out more.

Religious Educations

“Why do some people believe God exists?”

This is the question we will be focusing on this half term. The children will consider why people do or don’t believe in God and the impact that might have on the way they live their everyday life.



This half term will look at becoming more aware of the dangers of using the internet and looking at ways to stay safe online.



The children will be having P.E. on Monday and Wednesday each week. Our focus this half term will be on street dance.


Your child must have their P.E. kit in with them eacgPlease make sure that your child’s P.E. Kit consists of a pair of black pumps, plain black shorts or plain black jogging bottoms and a plain white t-shirt or one with the school logo.



Our theme for this half term is ‘Being me in my World’, where we will discuss what’s good about ourselves and explore what we want to achieve to continue growing and excelling with our unique talents.


In Year 5 homework is given out each Friday and is to be returned every Wednesday. Each week the children will be set maths, topic and spelling homework. The children can choose from the “Tudor’ homework menu or think of their own activity! Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O Miss Wood or Miss Pinnington to

The children are also asked to read at least twice a week to someone at home. We ask the children to record this in their Reading Log and they are checked every Wednesday and signed by a teacher or teaching assistant. Reading books are changed daily – whenever your child is ready for a new book.

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late on Thursday – YELLOW

Late by Friday or no homework- RED

If you have any questions or concerns, please come and talk to us at the start or end of each school day. We are looking forward to a new school year and helping your children to learn and grow.

Miss Wood, Miss Pinnington and Miss Wickham