Key Dates 


Indoor session - Every Thursday

Outdoor session - Every Friday


Class Assembly 

Tuesday 5th October 2021

Welcome to Year 5/6S!


Teacher: Miss Shotton


Spring 1 


Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and are well rested in preparation for 2022.

On our class page you will be able to find information about this half term's learning.



On our class page, you will be able to find information about all our subjects this year and the learning we will be doing. I have also included at the bottom of this page, an electronic copy of your spellings for this half term, as well as your homework sheet and some links you might find useful for your learning.


You can also use the resources below to help with your learning too!


  • TT Rockstars for times table practice.
  • Reading eggs for online reading and comprehension practice.
  • Mymaths for online mathematical activities



For English this half term, we are going to be covering a number of English skills whilst studying some different texts and genres. We will begin by reading our class book - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas! This story of friendship and hardship involves a young German boy growing up during WW2. You will be immediately enticed!  We will build  upon our reading skills; spellings, punctuation and grammar skills; and  deepening our understanding of language and how to use it for a desired outcome on an audience! We will be writing non - chronological reports and diary entries.


We will also be working on our guided reading skills during lessons, including retrieving information from a text, summarising what we have read and inferring a characters thoughts and feelings from details within a text. Please ensure you are continuing to read daily at home to improve these skills further.






This half term we will be learning about Fractions, Decimals and Percentages- within this topic we will be adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers; multiplying and dividing fractions; learning how to convert fractions to decimals and percentages; and finding percentages of amounts.


Make sure you are continuing to practice your times table at home using TT rockstars!


Here are some useful websites:







In our Topic this term, we are going to be learning all about the environment and how we can be more eco-friendly! We will begin by looking at the Industrial Revolution which Manchester had such a vital role in! This then leads to the effects of pollution caused by factories; how we can try and keep our planet healthy; identify how to spread awareness; and compare the UK to other nations in Europe!





Our Science topic for this half term is Light.  The topic will begin by exploring how we see things and lead onto concepts such as how light enables us to see colours. We will be conducting lots of fun experiments in this unit, such as looking at how refraction changes the direction in which light travels. We will also be making our own periscopes (in order to explore how mirrors reflect light) and shadow theatres (to investigate how shadows have the same shape as the object that casts them).





Our Topic in RE for Spring 1 is Sources - Local community. The topic will begin by looking at the history and importance of books and then focusing on the Holy Scriptures.  We will also explore the variety of books in the Bible and understand the requirements of a strong community.


Some key questions:

How are our lives enriched by books?

How are books so full of wonder and in what ways do they take a person beyond themselves?





PSHE and Mindfulness

Included throughout all of our topics is the importance of self-care and reflection. At home we encourage you  to use a  journal to write down our thoughts, feelings and emotions which is key to regulating how we are throughout each day like we do in class. Additionally, we will post some online meditation and yoga you can practice at home.


Dates for your Diary


Homework-  Homework can be accessed via Seesaw or using Learning Logs. Children will receive their homework sheet half termly in their learning logs and it will also be uploaded to Seesaw. Each week, children can choose one of the activities to complete to hand in on a Friday, either via Seesaw or by bringing in their learning log. Each Friday, we will celebrate home learning by spending some time peer marking each others learning. The activities on the homework grid will be a range of Maths, English, Topic, Science , RE and PSHE. 


In addition to this, children can access further home learning on MyMaths, TT Rockstars and Reading Eggs.

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