Year 5/6

 Weekly overview

Year 5/6 have worked hard this week and I have been impressed with their effort, teamwork and persistence.


In English, the class have enjoyed the first 12 chapters of the book- One dog and his boy. We have covered shared reading the chapters resulting in some excellent fictional and non- fictional  writing.

In mathematics Year 5 have worked hard on fractions; ordering, adding and subtracting fractions including word problems.

Year 6 have worked hard on multiplication of decimals; using mental strategies, expanded and written formal methods.

I have been impressed with the class over the past two weeks; adapting to a change of teacher. They have each demonstrated hard work, effort and teamwork. Well done Year 5/6!

Homework will be set daily on Google Classroom and is to be completed for the following day. The work set will vary from maths, English and even afternoon topic work.

It is recommended that children read for a minimum of 15 minutes daily, which can be written in to your child’s reading record. Reading regularly can not only improve word recognition and fluency, but can also assist children in their writing during class. Therefore, children will be expected to read at least 2 stage books per week (1 if they are on the thicker books from later stages). Reading books (and reading records) should be the only things going home and returning to school along with water bottles.

P.E. will be on Friday this year so please ensure children attend school wearing their P.E. kits.  For P.E. children need to bring suitable clothing for the British weather as we will attempt to be outside providing it is not raining heavily. Tracksuit bottoms and fleeces can be worn. Please refer to the school email for a full list of clothing options. Can I please also ask that children bring suitable footwear in for sports.

Early morning work begins at 08:30 each day and will be spent on tasks that the children have needed further support with. This could be arithmetic or grammar related. Therefore, I would encourage the children getting in to school on time, to ensure they do not miss any learning.

If you have any questions, please feel free to see me at 8:30 or at home time. Alternatively, you can contact me via an email to school.

Thank you


Curriculum Autumn Term 1

English – Instructions and explanations, fiction and narrative poems

Maths – Decimals, Measurement (length), Multiplication and division, Fractions and Time

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – Ancient Sumer

Art – Seaside

Science – Scientists and inventors

Computing – Flowcharts

PE – Football

Spanish- Time, grammar, food, likes and dislikes

PSHE – Britain