Welcome to Years 5/6

We are taught by Ms Stainton and Mrs Hale.

Our class is made up of 18 awesomely brilliant children who love a challenge and always want to learn more. We are incredibly supportive of each over and love to see each other succeed.

Year5/6 is an incredibly busy two years so our days are always packed! Our days begin when the doors open at 8:40am with a daily continual practice learning challenge focusing on something we have learned the previous week or month. We study English and Maths every morning.

The afternoons start with 20 minutes reading time, which allows us to calm ourselves after an active lunchtime and complete book reviews or quizzes about the books we have read. This is an incredibly important time for us as it allows us to escape into the world of make believe, be introduced to new words and develop our understanding of different texts.

The afternoons are then filled with the wider curriculum subjects that we love to explore. Our learning is cumulative and builds on previous learning in previous years. We begin every session with retrieval practice of the core knowledge and vocabulary we need to learn.

We usually do PE on a Thursday and Friday, however PE kit needs to be in school every day as we sometimes move a PE session if the weather is bad. We have visiting sports coaches in school which is a lot of fun and we swim for 10 weeks in the autumn term and attend a tennis club for specialist coaching for 10 weeks in the spring term.

This half term we will be studying:

  • Vikings
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Signs and symbols of faith

Spellings will be sent home weekly for homework and will be tested every Wednesday, with new spellings issued on the same day.

Please can we ask that reading books are brought into school every day – as we read with your child during the week to see how they are getting on. We check to see if your child has read with you three times over a week so please fill in the parent’s comments section of the Reading Record Book.

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