Year 5/6 2023 - 2024

Hello everyone and welcome to Year 5/6

Our teacher is Mrs Devitt and Miss Trolley works in our class as well. 

Autumn Term Topics

We are really excited about returning to learning and finding out more about the different topics we are studying. 

In History we will be learning about Ancient Greece  Our art is based upon Greek sculpture and pottery and we will be making our own clay vases. In Science we are learning all about forces.  Our RE question this term is "Why should we follow rules?" and we will be focusing on Judaism for this.  During our PE lessons we will be developing our team work skills through outdoor and adventurous activities.  Our Year 5 children will be going swimming while our Year 6 children will be doing gymnastics and thinking about how we can create sequences and balances with a partner. We will be looking at networks and communication in Computing. Our English lessons will be based on the book "The Nowhere Emporium". In Maths we will be learning about place value along with addition and subtraction.

PE and Outdoor Learning

Indoor PE is on a Friday and Outdoor PE is on a Thursday.  All children need a PE kit (black shorts, white t-shirt, trainers and warm outdoor clothes), hair should be tied back and no earrings worn. Some children will also be swimming on a Friday at Hutton pool (swimming costume/trunks, towel, swimming hat, plastic bag for wet clothes)


Each day, children are expected to read for at least 20 minutes, practice their spellings and spend 5 minutes on TT Rockstars. 

Weekly - 1 piece of English and Maths plus a topic piece termly. 

Homework will usually be set on a Thursday and should be returned by the following Tuesday. Longer topic type tasks may be set from time to time. 

Class Dojo

The school is continuing to use the Class Dojo software as a reward system. Most parents are already signed up from last year but for those who aren't, a letter detailing how to sign up and access the app will be sent home with your child. Once downloaded, you will then be able to see how your child is getting on in class and have access to the message facility where I will post updates about the class.

Useful links to websites



TT Rockstars

Read Theory


Files to Download

Aspire to Greatness