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Key Stage 2 - Year 5 and 6

Welcome to Year 5 and 6

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Story telling

In English this week we have been looking at origin stories such as how the elephant got his trunk and how the camel got his hump. We worked in groups to learn a story and then we retold it to the rest of the class. As you can see from the photos some groups even put actions into their story.

Topic work - The Tudors

Last week in topic we looked at portraits of the Tudor monarchs. We looked carefully at what they wore and then designed our own Tudor costume. (see photos below)


This week we found out how the Tudor period of history started. We worked with Year 3 and 4 to re-enact the Battle of Bosworth. (see photos on Year3/4 page)

Years 5 and 6 are mostly taught by Mrs Wake with the help of Mrs Campbell who supports specific children.

Art and music are taught by Mrs Fell and French is taught by Mrs Campbell.



Your child will be doing PE on Wednesday and Friday, except for the terms when they do Forest School then there will be no Friday PE.

What we do in PE changes term to term but you will be informed at the beginning of each term whether your child needs a P.E. kit or swimming kit for Wednesday's PE lesson.


PE kit should contain shorts, t-shirt, tracksuit and trainers. Please make sure that all items are named.

Your child will be given spellings to learn on a Monday and will be tested on the following Monday. If children do not get a sufficient amount correct in their test they will come back on Wednesday lunch time to be tested again.


We ask all parents to encourage their child to read every day. Most children will be reading independently by this stage but it is still important to talk to your child about what they are reading and share books with them. This can help them to understand new vocabulary and ensure good comprehension.


Homework  in KS2

  • Read daily (see ‘Reading at home’ information sheet sent home)

  • Learn spellings (set on Monday – tested on following Monday)

  • Learn number facts including times tables

  • Complete a reading activity – Your child will be given a set of activities on stickers at the beginning of term. These will be targeted at your child's reading level. Each week your child will be expected to complete one activity in their homework book. This needs to be handed in every Monday.

  • A Mini Project, linked to in class learning, to be completed over several weeks.


In addition to this, it is important for children to practice their mental maths skills regularly. Knowing their number bonds and times tables, including the division facts, will help them with many different areas of maths.

In our class there is a times tables test every Wednesday. The start of most maths lessons includes mental maths work.


Helpful websites to support mathematical learning:






Please see the schools calculation booklet, which we sent home, for other practical ideas to help your child with their maths.

 If you have any questions please come and see me.



To view our daily class timetable please click on the documents below. Please be aware that this timetable is flexible and may be altered for special events, trips and extended learning activities.


Ukulele with Mrs Fell

Ukulele with Mrs Fell 1
Ukulele with Mrs Fell 2
Ukulele with Mrs Fell 3
Ukulele with Mrs Fell 4
Ukulele with Mrs Fell 5
Ukulele with Mrs Fell 6

Outline plan for Autumn Term 1